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Growing Up in a Culture Without Guns . . . . .

Postby TheLBLman » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:40 pm

Growing up in a culture largely without guns,
are incidents such as this a frequent consequence?

Anyone else notice just how often similar has happened in New York City?

I'm not meaning to come across as being overly critical of these officers,
as I was not standing in their boots at any the moments.

But, just seems we're often hearing about New York City officers unloading scores of rounds,
with a lot of "friendly" fire hitting innocent bystanders, and often totally missing the criminal being fired at.

Or, they shoot a suspect 30 times, when maybe one or two shots neutralized the threat.


https://nypost.com/2019/02/12/2-nypd-co ... ile-store/

An NYPD detective was killed and a fellow officer wounded by friendly fire as they responded to the scene of a robbery in Queens on Tuesday night, cops said.

Detective Brian Simonsen, 42, a 19-year veteran, was fatally shot by a fellow officer in a ­T-Mobile store at Atlantic Avenue and 121st Street in Richmond Hill at about 6 p.m.

Sgt. Matthew Gorman was struck in the leg, cops said.

The suspected robber, Christopher Ransom, 27, was brandishing an imitation firearm and was shot by police.
Note: The robber suspect never fired a shot.
But . . . . . .
A police source said eight officers fired a total of 40 rounds.

Since the robbery suspect survived,
we can deduct most of those 40 rounds missed?

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Re: Growing Up in a Culture Without Guns . . . . .

Postby Omega » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:23 pm

Many police precincts do not have a good marksmanship program, there just aren't any funds for it.
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Re: Growing Up in a Culture Without Guns . . . . .

Postby Wildcat » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:38 pm

Omega wrote:Many police precincts do not have a good marksmanship program, there just aren't any funds for it.

He's right. It's nothing new. Back when the NYPD switched to hollow points there was several reports that the reason was so not as many bystanders would get hit. They can still be found online. Most depts. have to pass the shooting range once a year so the vast majority of officers only practice for that and never again fires his guns until the following year. It's been like this for years.
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Re: Growing Up in a Culture Without Guns . . . . .

Postby hunter0925 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:29 am

Where I currently work, on average, prior law enforcement officers are by far the worst shots. It isn't at all surprising when they barely qualify for any of us.
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