I spoke to a retired GBPD officer in Best Buy the other day and he informed me that he was required to be certified annually and pay 100.00 in order to carry concealed.
If that is any indication as to what it could cost us, annual cert and a C note, I'm on board!
Not that I believe in Mandatory certification, however some kind of "Active Shooter" scenario coupled with a type of "How to Respond" would be more appropriate.
Until you have been in a training environment, actively engaged, under stress and let's throw a "malfunction" into the scene. DBL feed, jamb, mis-feed, no fire and so forth.
All the reading and video watching in the world will give you a platform to start, but 99% of us do not have access to a Facility to perform these fluid or dynamic movements.
This is just my humble opinion.
I know there are those of you out there that resist this opinion, that's cool too, I respect that! However those of "us" that have had Training know what I'm talking about. It has served to keep some of us alive and able to come home, in one piece!
A Tactical Mind is a Sound Mind!