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Shoot someone in the leg and they at least have a very good chance of making it to a hospital alive!
originally posted by: bringmecoffee
originally posted by: VoidHawk
originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: VoidHawk
I have faced people with baseball bats, knives and glass bottles and glasses when I ran pubs, I didn't need any weapon to defend myself and others.
If the guy was scared of a guy with a shovel he shouldn't be police.
EDIT: great minds eh? Akragon
I wasn't saying they should shoot people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Akrogon asked the question
I have just one question...
What the hell happened to shooting said person in the leg IF shooting someone is necessary??
I was repeating the answer that I got when I asked the same question. I thought that was obvious?
Shooting them in the leg isn't potentially lethal? You can bleed out from your femoral artery pretty darn quick.
Shoot someone in the leg and they at least have a very good chance of making it to a hospital alive! Shoot them in the head or chest and their chances are greatly reduced.
I agree with the monkey boy. There are less than lethal weapons at an officers disposal. If you point a gun at a cop and the cop shoots and kills you then too bad. If you point a shovel at a cop and said cop shoots and kills you then I think we have a serious problem folks.
This is way out of hand all over the world!!
Will it stop a guy if he's running full tilt at you, or is on drugs?
Will the bullet fragment or ricochet?
Will it cause hesitation while the officer decides whether to shoot the ground or the target? (Might we get into some of the Mid-east Rules of Engagement problems?)
I just don't know the answers to those. I suppose (without thinking about it very much) that I'd like to see the researchers come up with something between a bullet and a tazer for stopping effectiveness. One of my problems with the tazer is that it's limited on distance.