Beware the “new THANG” mentality


I recently attended the IALEFI Annual Training Conference in Reno, Nevada.  In one of the many great classes, Larry Jones, a nationally known firearms expert, explained one of the problems he sees law enforcement facing.

 

 “Have you ever noticed the way we always depend way too much on our newest ‘THANG?’” asked Jones. “You know what I mean, the newest law enforcement cure-all to subject resistance or assault.  Right now, the latest THANG is the TASER. Before that came OC Spray, the side handle baton, and even earlier the XR 5000, one of the first electronic devices designed to solve all of our subject control issues.

 

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