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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.

Full story: Paramedics, Firefighters Weigh Pros And Cons Of Being Armed On The Job

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