Responders weigh pros and cons of being armed
In the wake of violence against responders, firefighters and paramedics discuss if being armed is worth it
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The cases of people firing on emergency crews are adding up.
- A paramedic in Fort Wayne, Ind. was injured by bullet fragments when someone fired 17 rounds into his ambulance.
- In Houston four bullets struck an ambulance.
- In March 2011, a gunman opened fire on first responders before police killed the suspect.
Recently in upstate New York, a man ambushes firefighters, killing two of them, as they arrived to battle a fire. Many wonder if those trained to save lives should also be armed.
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