This article from the Guardian Social Care Network sets out a number of concerns about the way professionals attempt to deal with situations where children may be at risk of violence in the home: Her experience of chairing domestic homicide reviews for the Home Office – and quality assuring those carried out by others – has led James-Hanman to believe that social services are at best a neutral factor but more often a negative one in the most terrible outcome of all, where a victim, and sometimes their children, are killed.
Well before long-standing abuse erupts into tragedy, she says, social services should not be “starting from a position of telling women ‘If you don’t do what I tell you we’ll take your children off you’ but ‘What do you need to help you and your children become safer?
“The notion that you have a seal of approval just because you’re not a criminal — that you walk into a gun store and you’re ready for game day — is ridiculous,” said David Chipman, a former SWAT team member with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
It’s widely accepted in law enforcement that improperly trained civilians often do more harm than good when trying to help at crime scenes.
Although Parker was armed and held a concealed carry permit, he stayed hiding in a classroom.
Parker’s years of training alerted him to the fact that opening fire on the gunman could likely do more harm than good.
We do appreciate that it is a difficult situation to manage and isn’t always managed well.
‘s Joshua Holland, in an attempt to expose the “lies” peddled by the NRA and the politicians that they own.
Specifically taking on NRA chief Wayne La Pierre‘s now infamous claim that “Good guys with guns kill bad guys with guns,” the veterans said that gun owners cannot simply will themselves to become heroes in high stress situations.
I first tried to ascertain where the shooting was coming from, where I was in relation to the gunfire and how far away it was,” said retired Army Sgt. “I think most untrained people are either going to freeze up, or just whip out their gun and start firing in that circumstance.
I think they would absolutely panic.” Many combat veterans believe that civilian “good guys” taking on the “bad guys” during an active shooting isn’t as simple as it seems in movies and video games.