As the 10th anniversary of the September 11th approaches, it is only appropriate that we pause and reflect on all of the first responders that lost their lives that day. Police officers, firefighters and other emergency workers ran toward the danger, helping all they could to escape to safety.
While New York Mayor Bloomberg excludes public safety from the September 11th ceremonies at Ground Zero, the National Rifle Association took a different approach. Instead of bringing politicians in for a photo op, the NRA is honoring public safety workers.
The NRA has worked hand-in-hand with law enforcement for decades. The media might prefer we forget about the NRA-law enforcement partnership that is older than many of us, but the NRA continues to honor police officers. The 9/11 revolver in the video is but one way.
The NRA’s National Firearms Museum has an entire collection dedicated to law enforcement. Another moving tribute includes the gun and badge of Fairfax County Master Police Officer Michael E. Garbarino. Garbarino was killed in an ambush in the parking lot of his own department. Even though severely wounded, Garbarino was able to stay in the fight, directing other officers to the scene via safe avenues of approach, saving many of his fellow officers.
Give the above video a watch. If you are ever in the Fairfax, VA area, you want to check out the NRA museum.