Originally Posted by JonM
Police have no more training than the average ccw holder when it comes to the average officer. Very little to no time is spent on marksmanship.
The reason for this is shooting people almost never happens in the typical career of a police officer. That's reality.
What police DO spend an aweful lot of time on is use of force conflict resolution and taking people into custody WITHOUT shooting them.
Personal I prefer police focusing on taking time taking suspects alive and calming down the irate citizen.
Don't believe everything you see on tv.
I can even agree with you...partially.Why?Let's say that the a criminal just shot me or shot a couple of rounds in my direction...and a cops comes along.What should I tell him?What am I supposed to tell him?
1)"Can you please take him alive while he is shooting us?"
2)"Can you please calm him down while he is shoot us?"
3)"Can you please take him in custody while he is trying to blow your head up?"
4)"Since you don't spent much time on marksmanship,its time to practice now.Let's do it!The one who doesn't get killed wins!"
Or should I tell him "KNOCK THE MOTHERF*CKER DOWN WITH A MOZAMBIQUE!"(Shot in the head and in the chest...double tapping) and be 100% sure that he will carry out the order rapidly and effectively.
In such situation...what would you prefer?