D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier urges public to ‘take down’ active gunman if they can

Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said that even before decriminalization took effect, police did not actively pursue many marijuana possession charges. "Officers for the last 20 years have avoided possession of marijuana arrests because they've not been prosecuted for many, many years," Chief Lanier said. (Associated Press) ** FILE **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.

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You bet. Run out there, point your finger at the terrorists and shout "BANG". Then see how fast they arrest you.

Ha ha ha. Right they were just trying to be politically correct. Definitely a sorry bunch.

She will LIKELY be fired, for using common sense.

prob. brelan 

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

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New York's Green Light Law - Allows Illegal Aliens To Get Driver’s Licenses

New York passed a law to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses earlier this year but it was held up by challenges.

Now it is set to take effect this week.

In typical leftist fashion, supporters claim this is going to somehow make New York’s roads safer for everyone.

Could it really be about voting?

FOX News reports:

Illegal immigrants to be able to get driver’s licenses in NY after legal challenge fails.

Illegal immigrants in New York will able to obtain driver’s licenses starting next week after a last-minute legal challenge was dismissed — making it the 13th state to allow the practice, but one that critics say is unconstitutional.

The Green Light Law, signed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, allows anyone to apply for a driver’s license regardless of immigration status and does not require a Social Security number.

Illegal immigrants can use a combination of documents that include a valid passport from a foreign country and a valid foreign driver’s license, as long as it has been expired for less than two years.

“After waiting 18 years to have their right to drive restored, thanks to our legislature, New York can now officially join 12 other states in making driver’s licenses legally available to all residents,” New York Immigration Coalition Executive Director Steve Choi said in a statement this week, arguing that it will make roads safer and the economy stronger.

County clerks in New York have concerns and are sounding an alarm.

CBS News in Albany reports:

County clerks concerned by loopholes in Green Light law.

Undocumented immigrants now have the green light to get a driver’s license in New York…but several county clerks in the Capital Region are concerned.

Saratoga County Clerk Craig Hayner said, “We found that everything we were concerned about as far as fraud and all sorts of other things are in that bill, in that regulation and we’re very concerned.”

Hayner tells CBS6’s Lynsey Smith there are a few loopholes in the Green Light Law.

Loopholes, such as a person coming in to get their license and not having to provide their social security number.

“That could lead to criminals coming from other states, coming in and use that as a way to defraud by just simply saying they don’t have a social security number…and that’s a very dangerous loophole,” replied Hayner.

Does anyone believe this is going to make New York safer or that this is really about driving?

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