Why dont people get the word "Training" here ?
a young constable can be trusted with a Glock 17 and he gets about 100 rounds a year to shoot \ practice.
Yet your average CCW holder \ Competition Shooter in the states trains monthly in multiple tactics shoots IPSC, IDPA, Speed Steel, ServiceMatch 3gun, is multiple weapon disciplined and has thousands of rounds per year shot.
Which one would you want in a room ??
Neither, because I don't want anyone who shoots targets for a hobby holding the balance of life in a crisis situation, regardless of their "training". Yes, in extremely rare situations a young constable may find themselves in the unenviable position of having to discharge a firearm at a nutter to save their, or someone elses life, but in a hostage situation like the one in Sydney, response is handled by the likes of AOS and STG, and possibly even the SAS if it gets that bad. They are professionals. Not weekend warriors with a gun fetish.
So you are saying tactically its better to have unarmed hostages and rely on taking a room by force with 10+ guys amped up on adrenalin packing burst fire M4 shooting 5.56mm shooting in dark with flashbangs going off and no idea where the gunman is in the room ?
Having an appropriately trained and competent person conceal carrying who has eyes in room, and a weapon way more appropriate for close quarter defense.
Still cant get past the uniform thing and view it from a pure outcome standpoint.
and weekend warrior LOL it's more than police who are 6 monthly 100 rounds ...not even close to being warrior material.