Fight back with what? They tried this during the Sandy Hook shooting. Civilians need to be able to match force with force.
Law enforcement agencies have begun adopting a new policy on so-called “active shooters,” encouraging civilians to take safety into their own hands and take down gunmen who threaten them at work or school.
This approach is gaining momentum in the wake of tragic incidents in Newtown, Connecticut and the Oikos University shooting in Oakland.
At San Jose Evergreen Community College, police have trained teachers, staff and students to follow specific guidelines during this kind of emergency.