Arriving home after a force-on-force class, I recall counting: 36 welts on my torso; six bleeding scratches on my support hand; and a bruise under a finger-nail. The welts were where a plastic AirSoft BB hit the breathing holes in the body-armour. The scratches a BB hitting skin with bone right underneath. Until writing this post I’d tell interested students this, considering these minor injuries a significant part of the learning process (and bragging - “You oughta seen the other guys.”). The most valuable lesson being:OMGosh, you can’t make this stuff up!!!
Unfortunately, I think they just hate guns more. Especially the wussy that “complained”. Just more of the “run away from the bully” crap. What level of altercation does it take to make these pansies fight back? Or isn’t there a level? They should be asked the question before they even start the exercise, “do you intend to just die quietly curled up in a ball of snot”, or is your intention to at least TRY and fight back? Pick up a damn desk, use it as a shield and rush the guy, throw staplers, shoes.........something!Think they learned anything??....nah.
What are the teachers supposed to do?Seriously, though. If there were four of us against this wall, and one cried out in surprise and/or outrage at getting shot with a painful projectile, I would think that instant anger would lead to immediate retaliation against the shooter by the others, before the same thing happened to them---that's just a normal response, right? Not to mention, the missed opportunity to rush the shooter 4-on-1 before kneeling at the wall to begin with. Isn't that what training should be about?
Yes, that is reality. Children's desks would be around and available. But is that too realistic?Unfortunately, I think they just hate guns more. Especially the wussy that “complained”. Just more of the “run away from the bully” crap. What level of altercation does it take to make these pansies fight back? Or isn’t there a level? They should be asked the question before they even start the exercise, “do you intend to just die quietly curled up in a ball of snot”, or is your intention to at least TRY and fight back? Pick up a damn desk, use it as a shield and rush the guy, throw staplers, shoes.........something!
What are the teachers supposed to do?
Pick up a chair and gently attack a police officer, who is posing as an assailant, with the chair, to make it more realistic? Could that get even more out of hand in a hurry???????
Knock a fake assailant down???????
Of course, all this assumes the article is correct and the picture is real, which is a big assumption considering that reporters are on a deadline and often screw up stories.
How about just show a little gumption?Yeah, too bad one of the teachers didn't have
the guts to grab a pencil and jam it through
the eye of one of the trainers.
Or as has been suggested grab a desk and
brain one of the trainers or maybe even two
Now those would be real training experiences!
The main question is did the trainers need to actually shoot theHow about just show a little gumption?
It is a training exercise; everyone present, officers and staff, are well aware of that...I bet someone just standing up, turning around, and getting pissed---you know, standing up for themselves and starting to protect themselves---would get a big 'ol round of applause from the officers, and a Gold Star for the day.
Nobody is trying to be an internet Tough Guy. Nobody trying to be Bruce Willis here. I doubt it would be necessary to kill one of the training officers in order to get their point across, that they were willing/going to fight, not just give up and get 'executed' (like what happened, apparently, to all involved).
Come on, guys...use your heads a little. Or, tell us what YOU think the training is attempting to accomplish. Just a great opportunity to pelt the local teachers with Airsoft, "Execution Style", then go out for a beer?
Being told to wear heavy protective clothing, cups, gloves etc because you're likely to get hurt, even if a little, not only doesn't prevent getting the point across, it actually starts delivering the point before exercises begin.If they hadn't been shot without warning the trainers would've never gotten the point across.