This is the worst idea involving Steven Seagal since Warner Brothers decided to green light Fire Down Below.
I know this sounds like a fake news story, but I promise its real.
According to a sheriff’s office press release, “ Instructors from the Sheriff’s Office SWAT division as well as certified instructor/actor/posse volunteer Steven Seagal will lead the all-day training exercises on various aspects on shooting scene management including room entry tactics and hand to hand tactics.”
At this point, I would'nt be surprised if the Sheriff announced his plans to employ Chuck Norris to guard the Arizona Border.
School shootings scare the sh#@ out of me as a parent and it seems like they are happening with more and more frequency. We definitely need to have conversations about what we can do to figure out a solution to this growing problem, but I don't think soliciting an over-the-hill actor turned reality star is the direction we should go in. There has to be a better idea than having the guy who's debut movie was titled ABOVE THE LAW protect our kids. That would be like hiring The Terminator to deliver a speech at a Pro-Life rally.
I think what we all want is for the killing to stop.
I don't know if you've ever seen a Seagal movie, but he kills EVERYBODY. Trains explode, ships sink, night clubs are destroyed. He never kills with a clean sniper shot either; he makes a real mess. He kicks someone through a wall, breaks their back over his knee then throws them down an elevator shaft, where they fall to their death and get impaled. (kill scene from Marker for Death)
On his A&E Reality Show Lawman, he actually brought a tank to cock fight! I can't think of a better metaphor for this situation.
click here for the LA Times article.