- Aug 1, 2015
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Thank you. Good response!Your "fork in the theory" analogy is inapt-- just as in the case of the 2009 shooting at Ft. Hood by Nidal Hassan, the "good guy with a gun" response you seek to invalidate was impossible because the military's regulations are that only a limited number of security personnel are allowed to carry firearms on a military reservation.
But that's only if you want to think of the "good guys" as private citizens. Beyond that, "good guys" in the form of Escambia County deputies did actually end the shooter's violent episode.
On the other hand, the USDOJ published a study that proved that armed US citizens do lawfully defend themselves with firearms hundreds of times per year.
Firearms Violence 1993 - 2011
To act as though this isn't true because each and every act of unlawful violence to take place is not met by an armed response by a legitimate citizen is not a valid postulation. Simply because something doesn't happen in every single occasion doesn't mean that it never happens, as you seem to be suggesting.
Escambia County has a mutual assistance pact in place with the US Navy.
"A spokesman for NAS Pensacola said that the Navy and local law enforcement have a partnership in place to do joint active shooter response drills and to assist each other during major incidents."
How Did ECSO Become Involved in a NAS Shooting?
But ESCO is not investigating this incident beyond its own internal review process. That responsibility has been assumed by the NIS and the FBI.