Washington D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier told CBS’s 60 Minutes on Sunday that when faced with a terrorist attack, the long-held advice police have given to the public has become outdated and ineffective in light of terrorist attacks like the one in Paris, France less than two weeks ago.
Lanier told Anderson Cooper that terrorists usually have done their damage before police have the chance to arrive at the scene. Therefore, citizens may need to take matters into their own hands in the case of a Muslim terrorist attack.
“Your options are run, hide, or fight,” Lanier told Cooper. “If you’re in a position to try and take the gunman down, to take the gunman out, it’s the best option for saving lives before police can get there,” she advised.
Lanier admitted that the advice has shifted from what has been traditionally communicated with the public, which was to wait until police arrive. Lanier’s concern is that by the time police can arrive, even in a 5-7 minute quick response, it may be too late.
“That’s kind of counterintuitive to what cops always tell people, right? We always tell people, ‘Don’t…don’t take action. Call 911. Don’t intervene in the robbery’…we’ve never told people, “Take action.’ It’s a different…scenario,” the D.C. police chief proclaimed.
It’s also runs against the big government progressive leftist Democrat Party narrative that Americans shouldn’t be able to defend themselves, even taking the anti-freedom extremist view that the Second Amendment should be scrapped.
The irony is also rich that Washington D.C. is known to have some of the more strict gun control laws in the nation. the kind of laws that leave people as sitting ducks and literal target practice for evil Islamic terrorists or any other type of madmen.
Unfortunately, radical Islamists interested in performing terrorism, realize that many Americans have been disarmed by Democrat Party endorsed “gun-free zones,” making it easy for them to murder numerous people before police can arrive.
The full interview will be shown Sunday evening on CBS. Check your local listings. The video below may not be available in your area until the full episode is shown.
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