VIDEO: Here's proof that carrying a gun won't protect you in a crisis

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This post is dedicated to those who believe that the more guns we own, the safer we are. If that were true, we'd be the safest country in the world, since the U.S. has the highest gun ownership per capita in the world. Instead, we have far more gun-related killings than any other developed country.

Marketing and selling more guns (thank you NRA) is not the solution.

ABC's Diane Sawyer participated in an experiment involving several simulated gun attacks by surprise shooters on students who had been specifically trained to react to such circumstances. The outcomes were fascinating:

"[His gun] is stuck in his shirt. He can't even get it out to aim it."

"Had this event been real, Joey would have been killed in the first 5 seconds."

"His endless hours of practice... meant absolutely nothing.. This is just completely different."

"Police tell us that even ...handling a gun in a holster can be tricky if you don't stay in practice."

"A weapon alone won't save you if your body's in the wrong place... She took a deadly hit to the head... She's also confused about whether her shot hit the intruder."

One participant, Brian, froze in his seat, his hands on his desk. "In seconds, Brian was peppered with bullets."

Police officer: "You get so jacked up, that you tend to forget to do the simple things because your body elevates, your fine motor skills deteriorate..."

Even when Diane Sawyer knew what was going to happen, her own reactions were delayed: "You still can't get there in time."

Police officer: "It's too much for normal person to who's never been trained deal with. It's overwhelming."

Without ongoing training, under stress, without letting up, "it's a perishable skill. You'll lose it." Even a month or two without training makes you more susceptible.

yikes!

Tomthunkit on YouTube:

Guns are offensive not defensive weapons. Yet the NRA has people fooled into thinking that a gun can actually save them in a crisis. Here's an video proof it cant.

Follow this link for more of what Tom had to say. Please watch the entire video, it's jaw-dropping.

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Via Washington Post

H/t: @Enough_Already1

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  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

     "Thug life"? Based on what exactly? Never mind, don't bother to reply... we get Commenters like you occasionally, and we're tired of proving them wrong.

    Trayvon's arms can't penetrate anyone's skull with a bullet, and they, and he, were not deadly.

    He died. He had no weapon. Comparing his use of his hands to defend against a firearm is ludicrous and laughable.

    The wounds Zimmerman got were superficial. His skull was not fractured, he tracked Trayvon like an animal despite requests not to, and the trial has not taken place yet, so you have no facts to back up your "thug" slur.

    Please don't come back to this site. If you do, you'll be deleted.

  • joshdr1234321

    Thug life Martin was armed with two arms that were beaten Mr. Zimmerman's skull into the ground. 

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

     No, he and his gun killed an unarmed teen.

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

     You have been edited, Josh... read our guidelines.

  • joshdr1234321

    It sure did save George Zimmerman's life.

  • joshdr1234321

    I do think that we as a nation would benefit from it. How are all you kiss-ass obamanites so blind? Rub the shit out of your eyes. We must save our once great country and restore it to its previous state.

  • joshdr1234321

    I think that would benefit everyone. I don't understand how you all on this Obama kiss-ass site can be so blind.

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    I have banned that racist from commenting.

  • tom_payne17

    Do us all a favor by getting a gun and quitting your prozac.

  • tom_payne17

    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of niggar tyrants.

  • flan59

    Seriously, Jackass? Are you suggesting assassinating the President of The United States???

  • flan59

    I would have had to have the proverbial loaded gun under my pillow..and even then the intruder woke me up, walking towards me, pointing a gun. It was 3am... As it was, in a moment of stupid bravery I went for the gun when he put it down while he was trying to rape me. He got it back and put it to my head and pulled the trigger.

    The only reason I am here today is because it had blanks, or something...I had a 3rd degree burn...and then I went berserk on the guy and he left... So no rape, thank goodness...but I don't know if I would have recommended doing that to anyone. And if I did have a gun, I don't know if I could have gotten it out in time...and he could have, and evidently would have used it on me.

    That incident never made me want to buy a gun. I don't panic if my window is open either (that is how he got in...second story window). I will not live in fear.

    And if I did have a gun in the house three years ago when I was severely depressed, I may have used it on my self. Half of all gun deaths are by suicide.

    Guns are not the answer.

  • tom_payne17

    Hit Obama with that cobra, leave the nigger slumped ova'