Sprout
Then quit acting like police can't
Thu Feb 7, 2019 4:26pm
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help shooting anyone they see with a gun any time the are under pressure.

I figure they can do better...

Police training? No.. I have had military training and military experience... I have used both fixed and reactive targets in both military and civilian marksmanship training. I have engaged friend/foe marksmanship courses of fire where one is REQUIRED to hesitate long enough to IDENTIFY the target as a legitimate target or an innocent bystander. And I do recognize that on every single one of those courses I shot, the TRAINING was usually based on a GUN... If the target was ARMED, shot it. If the target was NOT armed, don't shoot it. And that works in an environment when the ONLY armed people around are cops or criminals. But in the REAL WORLD, that is too simple.

And even in COMBAT soldiers are expected to IDENTIFY friend or foe. And when soldiers DO shoot friends and/or allies, it is not just dismissed based on the fact that the friendly he shot had a gun and it was "instinct".

It is called discipline and trigger control.



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    • Then quit acting like police can't — Sprout, Thu Feb 7 4:26pm
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          • No.HeavyHemi, Thu Feb 7 8:02pm
            That's what most of your posts consist of when we point out you're not making a point or an argument but simply repeating phrases and ideas as if nobody has been discussing them for year.
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