Considering the fact cops never stop “active shooters,” one has to ask what the point is in closing a mall in Missouri and conducting a training exercise. From the ConnectMidMissouri website:
The Columbia Mall will be swarming with police and their vehicles Monday night for scheduled training.
The mall asked the SWAT team to perform an active shooter training on location at 2300 Bernadette Drive. The training will occur inside the mall, and no one will be allowed inside once the mall is closed.
Vehicles, officers and volunteers will be on location starting at 6 p.m., although the actual training exercise will not begin until the mall closes at 9 p.m.
Training is scheduled to be completed at midnight.
Enterprising journalists in Missouri might travel to the mall and ask business owners and shopkeepers what they think of surrendering their income so the state can stage this fiasco. Cops don’t stop “active shooters” or very rarely any other kind of shooters – armed citizens do.