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  •  I remember watching a show (15+ / 0-)

    where they showed a cop going through "shoot/don't shoot" training where the cop watches a screen and shoots a fake gun if he thinks he's supposed to...

    in the video they used...the cop is responding to a robbery at a liquor store...when cop "arrives" he sees a guy running out of the store towards him with a gun in his hand...cop shoots & video is stopped...trainer guy asks cop a few questions...then they let the video continue...right after the point where the cop shot his gun the guy in the video stops, holds his hands up and says "I'm the store owner, I was just robbed and the guy went that way wearing a blue shirt"

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    by RumsfeldResign on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 09:11:50 PM PST

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    •  I read about "grouping" under fire . (8+ / 0-)

      Trained professionals , cops , groupings go all to hell when under fire .
      What they can do at the range isn't what they can do when the heat is on .

      "brutes have risen to power, but they lie!" Charlie Chaplin

      by indycam on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 09:31:58 PM PST

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      •  right (9+ / 0-)

        I was in a conversation a few cops and journalists once when one of the reporters was upset about an innocent guy in NYC was killed in a hail of bullets when he was reaching for wallet/cellphone...

        the cop said the reason for all the shots fired was the adrenaline...he said when reporters had been put thru the shoot/no-shoot training they were asked how many shots they fired...reporter would say something like 2 or 3...then when they examine the gun they'd see ALL the bullets had been fired

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        by RumsfeldResign on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 09:51:28 PM PST

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      •  That's why they train. (9+ / 0-)

        With proper training and continual practice, accuracy becomes automatic (no pun intended).  The goal is to shoot effectively without having to think about the actual act of shooting well - so that the mind is freed to apply thinking to the situation instead of the gun:  to shoot or not to shoot?

        I support RKBA - but I don't think anybody should be granted a concealed weapon permit without putting at least a few thousand rounds through a handgun.  And re-qualifying every year or two.

        Our cops (whatever else their faults may be) don't get anywhere near enough shooting time.  And I don't mean range time either - I mean situational awareness training:  role-playing in shoot/no-shoot situations.

        Training budgets for the police - and even the Feds - are pathetic.

        It ain't called paranoia - when they're really out to get you. 6 points.

        by Jaime Frontero on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 10:22:30 PM PST

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