Registered: Dec 2003
08-25-12 09:11 PM
Quote from Brass:
NEW YORKAll nine bystanders caught in the crossfire of a shooting outside the Empire State Building were wounded by two police officers who had never fired their weapons on duty, authorities confirmed Saturday...
So, yeah, sure, more guns in the hands of ordinary citizens, with even LESS training, will make everyone safer.
Here in the US nationwide 11% of police shootings involve innocent bystanders getting shot by mistake. During shootings by "ordinary citizens" only 2% of shootings involve innocent bystanders getting hit unintentionally.
Either "ordinary citizens" here in the US are BETTER trained than police or training has little if anything to do with the issue.
Truth is most "ordinary citizens" train/practice more often than most law enforcement officers. Another potential explanation of the disparity is that generally speaking LEO's tend to get a pass after shooting bystanders. Whereas "ordinary citizens" are frequently prosecuted after such mistakes. In fact they're often prosecuted even if no bystanders were hit AND the shooting was completely legal and justified. That alone is enough to make an "ordinary citizen" make god damn sure of his targets background before firing.
Now being a bleeding heart girly man liberal in touch with his feelings.
How does it feel to have just been completely eviscerated by facts you not only can't dispute but that make your assertion about supposedly untrained "ordinary citizens" not needing more firearms look utterly ridiculous?