Originally Posted by Wild_Dog
Are CC holders first responders?
You better believe it. When it all hits the fan who do you think is going to be on scene to put things 5 by 5, the police? Puh leeze, it's going to be us, the armed sheepdogs ready to sink our fangs into the wolves' throat as he tries to kill the sheep. It's why I do what I do.
CC holders are not first responders though. There is no training related to situational preparedness or combat skills required in order to get a permit in any state that I know of. Quite to the contrary, most of the coursework involved for those states that require such a thing focuses on the legal issues surrounding the use of your weapon in a self defense situation.
I have no doubt that you are or believe you are properly trained and would not make a situation much worse by your actions. I believe a majority of concealed carry permit holders are not prepared to be of assistance in situations such as these. All I can say is, based on your remarks I sure hope you have a good lawyer on retainer!