Friday, September 30, 2016

Why Cops Shoot To Kill

There are variations of rules on a gun range, but typically there are four. There are TWO that stick in my head though, from my days with grandpa.

1. Never point a gun at someone you don't intend to shoot.

2. Never shoot someone you don't intend to kill.

Of course we were not talking about watermelons and beer bottles there. Practice is practice, hold your finger along the rail before you shoot and so forth. But the truth remains. You shoot, you shoot to kill, period.

Too many people have seen too many movies thinking that a cop should or could just hit someone in the leg or something. Right off the bat, a leg wound can be fatal from an artery hit or other complications.

Secondly, if a cop were to simply shoot to wound, that would be excessive deadly force and attempted murder.

Just something for the armchair rookies to think about.