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At least not when a gun is pointing at them!
“He was as close to me, almost, as this camera is and it was pointed right at me,” Husfelt said. “I was trying to turn kind of sideways. … It’s just all reactionary. Who knows what you do in a situation like that? We were all scared and doing a lot of praying, I can tell you that.” CNN
The story of the gunman at the School Board meeting struck me as ironic. Here we have an institution (School Boards) which typically route out any semblance of religion or religious expression, including the Pledge of Allegiance, …praying. Of course the article doesn’t say who they were praying to, but I think it is safe to assume it is a higher power. I wonder if the School Board members were concerned that they might offend someone while they were praying? It is understood that we do not know anything about these men, they all could be Church going men, but the irony in life is sometimes so striking it cannot be overlooked without comment.
Many dispute the fact that there are no atheists in foxholes Or at the wrong end of a gun… regardless it is doubtful there are any atheists afterwards…
On a more self-defense oriented note, the female board member that reentered the room and tried to disarm the gunman was brave and very lucky. Luckily the crazy gunman seemed to have a problem with shooting women and let her go. Her actions may have stalled is shooting spree enough to allow the security guard/retired police officer to get there in time to help. It did not seem that she had any formal self-defense training or martial arts skills, just a purse! Her situation truly illustrates why everyone should have some exposure to formal training in a defensive art, you never know when or where you may find yourself in need of defending yourself.
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