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Response to rock (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 15, 2014, 09:15 PM

12. The fact remains that

 

There aren't all that many stellar people when you really get looking, as happens when one applies for your first police job. I've looked, they're hard to find. Then the stellar person has to want to carry a gun all day along with a shiny metal target on their chest. This person also must be willing and able to shoot another human being, to confront people who don't like confrontation, to respond to scenes with decapitated corpses and life threatening illness. Then there is the having to pee and take periodic polygraph exams. ..well it's a lot to ask for $50k...oh and by the way...if someone overpowers you and takes your gun statistically 1.3 people will be victimized with it, probably you will be the 1...now....think fast!.......... if you make the wrong decision in the second or fraction of a second before a decision must be made. ..you lose! Go to jail, directly to jail, lose your job, retirement, insurance, savings, kid's education fund...no, those jobs are going to be extremely hard to fill...

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