Last night Biden said this at ABC’s town hall:
.@JoeBiden suggests that, instead of shooting center mass, cops could shoot to maim, like "in the leg."
Cops are specifically trained not to do that. pic.twitter.com/fIynY8ChH6
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 16, 2020
If you’ve had firearm training, you know how all kinds of wrong this is.
First of all, one of the basic firearm safety rules: Never let the muzzle cover anything that you are not willing to destroy. There’s no safety rule that says, “point the muzzle only if your goal is to maim.”
Secondly, try hitting a leg (faster moving and smaller target than center mass) when you are faced with an escalated and possible life/death situation.
Third thing: Shooting someone in the leg is NOT de-escalation.
Fourth, after you’ve tried this “de-escalation” technique and have thoroughly pissed someone off after “maiming” them, this may not stop them from approaching you with a knife nor from drawing a concealed firearm. In which case, they may still be coming after you.
But this is liberal logic for ‘ya. It’s not designed to make sense.
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