Huh? Police chief of anti-gun District of Columbia urges citizens to take down gunmen if they can

Huh? Police chief of anti-gun District of Columbia urges citizens to take down gunmen if they can
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier

[Ed. – Using what?  Telekinesis?]

What should D.C. residents do if confronted with an active shooter situation? According to police chief Chief Cathy L. Lanier, the “best option for saving lives before police can get there” would be for citizens to try to subdue, or even kill, the gunman.

Lanier was asked during a CBS “60 Minutes” interview how people should respond to being near an active gunman, like what happened in Paris earlier this month.

“Your options are run, hide, or fight,” she 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.”

To anyone paying the slightest attention to the fight over gun laws in the District, Lanier’s statement is curious, given that she’s been an outspoken proponent of gun control in D.C., which already has some of the strictest gun laws in the country.

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