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Don't feel bad... I remember the first time I let go of a .357 round... it was from a 6" barrel (S&W Model 66), and the fire from the barrel filled my entire frame of view. It took quite a few shots to get comfortable with it.
That statement seriously scares me. I hope you can agree that placing firearms in the hands of and entrusting enforcement of laws to the less-proficient while making it difficult to carry for the more proficient is not the best of situations.
I cannot claim exceptional accuracy anymore myself, having let my skills wither with time, but I am not a policeman and rarely even carry any more.
I doubt that... I am not a gun nut nor a macho man... I am just a redneck with a big mouth (keyboard).
I don't want to kill, and I see no use in wasting ammunition. If I shoot twice in a situation and my target doesn't at least falter, then I will immediately keep firing. It takes almost no time to make that distinction. If he does falter, then i have a split-second to decide if another round is needed. That's enough time; the mind runs at warp-speed in a threatening situation. That said, I would have no problem, as I assume you would not, unloading as many more rounds as needed if needed.
Originally posted by Knives4eyes
reply to post by SubTruth
It's a shame that people you;re supposed to count on to be professional in dangerous situations are too much of crybabies to man up and handle the situation like men.
If a woman comes at me with a knife, I'm going to kick her ass plain and simple, sadly police officers don't require any sort of self defense training ( or strength for that matter ).
Originally posted by Siberbat
I have seen people under the influence of meth have superhuman strength and resistance to pain. I have seen a 110lbs. person require 8 large firemen to hold them down.
the fact that a stun gun didn't work on her and she was acting strange waving sharp objects while making threats leads me to believe that she was probably on drugs at the time.
Scott reportedly became upset when she ran out of pizza, reported Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey. Witnesses said she was waving a knife and scissors, threatening employees.
They don't bug me when I'm shooting them
It scares me too. I know that a lot of cops end up spending their own money to become better shooters, but a lot don't. I believe this has a lot to do with funding. I believe police should be very well trained with firearms, but they really aren't.
If you can, get back to it!
There are very few things that I can imagine would be more devastating than killing another human being, justified or not.
If evidence suggests these officers are guilty of murder, I'll be happy to see them receive additional punishment. I do believe the police should be held to a higher standard. At the same time, I think they should be held to a DIFFERENT standard.
Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
the storyline, as a whole, strikes me as that of damn near 'vigilante justice' on the whole, but I'll await further information and proceedings before forming any sort of 'in-stone' opinion(s0.
as it stands now ...
the officers over-reacted, IMHO.... (?)
I can't help but to hearken back to the days of olde when cops actually tried to 'defuse' situations instead of escalating the entirety of circumstances surrounding the same, to the point of straightup killing folks.
Originally posted by Jinn82
Do the cops in America ever think of trying to talk to someone who is aggressive to try and calm them down first before they shoot, there was no need to shoot her.
They could have 2 cops talking to her, distracting her, while others approach from behind and apprehend her, no need to kill her, maybe try some pepper spray to disorientate her
Originally posted by BubbaJoe
Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
Just something to think about.
point noted and point taken/made
days of olde, it would seem .... anymore. (?)
Authorities said that Scott did not respond to commands to drop the knife and that one of the deputies used a Taser to try to subdue her as she moved toward them. Scott continued to advance, officials said, and a deputy opened fire, striking and killing her. A second deputy was hit by a bullet in the leg and is recovering.
Chapman said the two deputies involved in the incident, who have not been identified, were experienced. Both have been placed on paid administrative leave, a routine step in such instances.
“These deputies are not rookies,” he said. “Both have several years on the job, and both are fully certified and have maintained all their training.”
...Scott had been depressed because she was involved in a dispute with her ex-husband over custody of their two daughters.