A: Except when they don't.
An armed, veteran police officer stood idle for several minutes last
October as the Las Vegas gunman slaughtered dozens of concertgoers from a
perch one floor up, and now that cop's actions -- and inaction -- are
being reviewed by the Metropolitan Police Department.
B: Suddenly, after all the 'civilians' stuff, the cops are civilians, too, when it helps excuse this crap.
And Eugene O'Donnell, a former New York City cop and now instructor
at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said “we have to be
"Police officers are civilians with guns,” he told the
Associated Press. “The notion that they can spring into action and take
on a mass murderer who is running up the body count is probably
something you can't ask."
Think about that. And he's probably one of the "You don't need a gun, the cops will protect you" people.
So, if you can't ask a armed, veteran officer to act to stop a murderer, WHY THE HELL IS HE THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE?
Shannon Watts must hate this, after all her "Civilians aren't up to stopping criminals" noise.