Apparently, no one told the “powers that be” at Oakland University in Michigan that you don’t bring a knife to a gun fight…
and you DEFINITELY don’t bring a hockey puck.
The university has distributed 800 pucks to faculty and staff, plans on “arming” an additional 1,700 students with hockey pucks to throw at potential gunmen.
— Ian Thibodeau (@Ian_Thibodeau) November 28, 2018
According to [OU Police Chief Mark] Gordon, to fight effectively, faculty and students need to be prepared to throw objects that are heavy and will cause a distraction.
Hockey pucks provide the ability to be carried in briefcases or backpacks, are not considered a weapon, and will meet the goal of distracting the shooter, according to Gordon.
You know what ELSE can be “carried in briefcases or backpacks” but might ACTUALLY stop a shooter?
A GUN. FFS.
Oakland University faculty distributes hockey pucks to defend against armed shooters: https://t.co/ujxDfPCLwd v
Wow! What a coincidence! Both times in my life that I had guns pulled on me, my very first thought was, “Damn. If I only had a hockey puck with me.”
— SurfSkateTrailsTunes (@Rich_Jones7) November 28, 2018
This explains everything.
“I remember getting hit in the head with a hockey puck once and it hurt,” said Oakland University Police Chief Mark Gordon.”https://t.co/pcXDBsfkrI
— Richard Cranium (@richardcranium6) November 29, 2018
Oakland University Police Chief Mark Gordon very clearly suffered a traumatic brain injury from it…