By Bob Owens
The Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham has just delivered the sort of brilliant insight that should lead to a Pulitzer, or maybe a Nobel Prize:
As it turns out, knowing when and how to apply lethal force in a potentially life-or-death situation is really difficult.
Really? The most stressful possible event a person’s life, where they are literally making a series of life-or-death decisions, split-second by split-second, in real-time, is difficult?”
I never would have guessed.
The study was commissioned by the National Gun Victims Action Council, an advocacy group devoted to enacting “sensible gun laws” that “find common ground between legal gun owners and non-gun owners that minimizes gun violence in our culture.” The study found that proper training and education are key to successfully using a firearm in self-defense: “carrying a gun in public does not provide self-defense unless the carrier is properly trained and maintains their skill level,” the authors wrote in a statement.
Based upon this new insight that “people who don’t get proper education and training tend to stink at things,” there will be some major changes taking place around the world in many different disciplines.