In a surprising comment, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is encouraging ordinary citizens to subdue or even kill active gunmen if they can as the “best option for saving lives before police can get there.”
During an interview Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Chief Lanier was asked what should people do if they are in the vicinity of an active shooter like the ones who terrorized Paris on Nov. 13.
“Your options are run, hide, or fight,” the D.C. police chief said. “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.”
The District for decades had outlawed handguns until the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the ban in 2008. Since then, city leaders have enacted restrictive laws that are still being challenged in court by gun owners and pro-gun activists.
Chief Lanier, who has enthusiastically supported the city’s efforts to limit handgun ownership, admitted that her suggestion for the public in the midst of an active gunman does not reflect the longstanding advice offered by many police officials around the country.
You bet. Run out there, point your finger at the terrorists and shout "BANG". Then see how fast they arrest you.
She will LIKELY be fired, for using common sense.
Except...you don't take a body with only your hands to a gun fight.....silly loon still trying to restrict the 2nd Amendment. How does one take down and active shooter without a gun?????
The hight of hypocrisy ! And they wonder why people don't trust them ?
Exactly right! That's only common sense. Oh, wait....leftists have none. Never mind.
it's still better than in Paris, where the Mayor does not allow the local police to have guns..... this is how Charlie Hebdo happened. The policeman who was there to protect them didn't have any weapon on him... some of them could be alive today if liberals were not so stupid... Paris Mayor should resign.
Of course, she is correct. DC citizens should VIOLATE THEIR GUN LAWS. REALITY SINKS IN! Its a matter of life and death!
The absolute height of hypocrisy! This woman has been at the forefront demanding zero civilian gun ownership and then advocates that civilians "take down" terrorists. With what, you idiot? Bare hands against AK-47s and explosives? Does she expect the criminal element who are still armed to step forward and oppose the terrorists? That is true liberal nonsense from "la la land".
If we had this charge put forth to every citizen in the U.S.A we would see a different number of refugees wanting to come to this country and the ones who brave it anyway... well, the word would get around that it won't be pretty!
Reality of survival comes face to face with the delusional gun control mob. How do you like me now?...Semper Fi Nam 66-67