This is another reason why we advocate preparation and making use of your Second Amendment right to be armed for your protection.
The average time for police to arrive on scene in America is 13 minutes. The average speed of a .357 round is 1300 feet per second.
Officers with the LAPD tell CBS2 that in the event of an emergency, you might have a long wait.
CBS2’s Randy Paige reports that many officers believe there aren’t enough of them to go around — especially in an emergency.
“The citizens need to know they need to be able to protect themselves because if they call 911, we can’t guarantee we’re going to get there in time to help you,” says Police Protective League President Jamie McBride.
He told Paige that Thursday morning between 5:30 and 10 a.m., there were just three patrol cars assigned to the West LA division. Two cars to protect more than 200,000 people in a 65 square mile radius.