"Ninety-five percent of the time, we get to the scene late."Some years ago, police found a methamphetamine lab in a house close to the Harrold school. A deputy had looked inside, seen something and called for backup. Thweatt reports that they made it to the house in 15 minutes, while they had figured it would take 18 to 20 minutes in a typical situation.
"We don't have 5 minutes. We don't have 10 minutes.
We would have had 20 minutes of hell"
"You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back ... While we wish we could be teleported to your home it ain’t going to happen. It will take minutes to get to your home and an attack will be over within seconds."Each and every response, whether armed or not, takes time - and some responses are lots slower than others. Despite what liberals and gun-control advocates pretend, it is clearly impossible for any organization to respond instantaneously to any problem.
A "fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents
are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen."
“More people would have been killed if someone [at the Orlando Nightclub where 49 were massacred] had a permitted concealed handgun.”
"Police are awesome ... [but] cops can't be everywhere. There are only a couple hundred thousand on duty at any given time patrolling the entire country. Excellent response time is in the three-five minute range.
"We've seen what bad guys can do in three minutes, but sometimes it is far worse … in some cases that means the bad guys can have ten, fifteen, even twenty minutes to do horrible things.
"The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by law enforcement: 14. The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by civilians: 2.5. The reason is simple. The armed civilians are there when it started."
"The remedy for speech that is false is speech that is true. This is the ordinary course in a free society. The response to the unreasoned is the rational; to the uninformed, the enlightened;
to the straight-out lie, the simple truth."