Originally posted by jrod
Originally posted by EarthCitizen07
Can you aim properly? Maybe you are cross-wired in that you are right handed with a left dominant eye?
I find it impossible to believe you had to shoot someone three times to bring him down. People have been known to die with a single .22lr pistol shot
at the chest. You gotta make the rounds count. And yes people on crack are tougher to stop because they are full of adrenaline.
There was a case in California where a bank robber on PCP was shot multiple times by the police and still was able to fight back. He was fatally shot
in the heart but was able to keep shooting for 15+ secs after that fatal shot. One shot can kill someone, but more often than not it takes multiple
shots and if someone is on certain drugs they can still fight back after suffering a fatal wound.
I used to attend security briefings for Airline personnel and one of the things covered in the briefs were individuals who were Psyco on PCPs. If I
remember correctly, some on PCP display remarkable strength and we as crew members were warned that PCP aggression was almost unstoppable by a single
crew member even if you were twice as big as the opponent.
According to the Calif. Swat member who was doing one of the briefings Swat had experienced several instances where a normal (non-PCP) person was able
to continue moving and shooting even after a fatal shot was rendered; time was dependant on constitution and determination of the B.G..
Those on PCP type drugs were much more prone to continue their actions (almost unbelievably) after receiving multiple (normally) fatal shots.
The purpose of shooting someone is to stop the attack or their actions, by the quickest way possible which is a head or neck shot (spinal cord,
nervous system disruption), but is very hard to do in a dynamic shooting situation. That is why you see LEOs (who are taught center of mass; collar
bone to navel) to continue shooting until a threat is neutralized.
Yes .22 caliber weapons kill probably more people than any other caliber. The .22 caliber pistol was used by the Israeli Mossad to get the bad guys
after the Munich massacre; all close range, never knew it was coming, head shots.
The .22 is better than a sharp stick but is absolutely the last choice for those who need a firearm for protection. Also the rim fire .22 is the least
reliable bullet to depend on; pull the trigger and get a click instead of a boom by the nature of the primer. CCIs and other premo ammo are better but
still not as reliable as most centerfire rounds. 9mm was considered by many departments to be the minimum but due to statistics of actual shootings,
many departments have started using the .40 caliber; object is to stop the threat with least amount of collateral damage. Less shots fired less chance
of hitting an innocent. Sounds good on paper but many still tend to empty a mag when the shooting starts.
I have known a girl who shot a B.G. who broke into her house one night . She fired one round of .22 @ center of mass and the guy grabbed his chest and
said something rather colorful about being shot; then ran outside and died on the front lawn. If this individual would have been intent on cutting her
throat, which he said he would do if she did not remove her clothes, he would have still had time to stab and kill her. Don't bring a knife to a gun
fight comes to mind.......
As far as I am concerned the guy got what he deserved and she saved the tax payers and others from from having to deal with the sicko. No charges were
filed against her. Justice actually works sometimes....
The movies and their fantasy worlds have done much to make people think when someone is shot they become DRT or incapable of continuing an attack, no
screaming from pain, moaning, and very little blood, which is not always the case..obviously