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  •  It's hard to hit anything with a handgun (3+ / 0-)
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    when the target is more than 20' away. This nut had a long gun, but apparently (and fortunately) was too freaked out to take aim.

    Did you ver notice how har it is totype accurately on an iPad?

    by RudiB on Sat May 04, 2013 at 04:09:14 PM PDT

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    •  Cops Often Shoot Right Into The Ground (2+ / 0-)
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      They simply lose track of the front sight and will dump half a clip into the ground a couple yards in front of them.

      The best pistol shot I ever made was hitting a soda can dead center with a 22 revolver with a 4" barrel at 100 yards on the first shot. I said "Well that's it. I'm ready to go home."

      With the same gun I could hit golf balls at 20 ft without using the sights by shooting at them on a dusty road.  It was about as hard as hitting it with a laser pointer.

      There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

      by bernardpliers on Sat May 04, 2013 at 04:31:46 PM PDT

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    •  He just sprayed bullets around, just like they (5+ / 0-)

      do in the movies.  He didn't actually take any aim at all.

      Which is to say, too many people think life is like a movie or video game. The reality is a heck of a lot different.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Sat May 04, 2013 at 05:29:21 PM PDT

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      •  I don't know if that's correct. (0+ / 0-)

        To me, when I watched it, it looked like his first volley was aimed squarely at the driver's seat of the cruiser, where I believe Officer Savage was still sitting. That may have given Officer Thomas the split second she needed to move toward cover and begin returning fire.

        "Speaking for myself only" - Armando

        by JR on Sat May 04, 2013 at 09:12:04 PM PDT

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