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  •  The whole "no warning shots!" is complete... (8+ / 0-)

    ...bullshit.

    I have no doubt that this is taught. But it's the same way every National Park has trails that rangers will do their best to dissuade visitors from hiking - they just don't feel most people are competent to do so, and they don't want to deal with the inevitable resulting problems from a percentage of people who do hike those difficult trails.

    Same with warning shots. They are perfectly reasonable in certain circumstances, but most instructors don't trust students to properly assess when they are appropriate. Of course, they still want firearms in those person's hands.

    Anyone who claims it is wise to carry a lethal weapon and to be willing to use it but should never fire a warning shot under any circumstances is a liar or a fool.

    Of course, the bullshit has provided a convenient excuse to justify throwing a woman in prison for decades that more than liars and/or fools have been more than willing to embrace.

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