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2006-03-19 -Short Attention Span Theater-
'No charges' angers man shot by cop
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Posted by lotp 2006-03-19 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [256 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Calgary police may reconsider their choice of ammo. 5 shots and hes still talking. I would suggest a larger caliber.
Posted by BrerRabbit 2006-03-19 06:50||   2006-03-19 06:50|| Front Page Top

#2 The Army has finally figured that out too and seems to be moving back to the .45. When you're close in and around 'hand to hand' range you want something that even if you nick'em, you still sending them flying back about 10 feet on their a$$.
Posted by Shanter Fleatch5032 2006-03-19 07:33||   2006-03-19 07:33|| Front Page Top

#3 Is .45 a NATO standard caliber?
Posted by gromky">gromky  2006-03-19 08:05|| http://communistposters.com/]">[http://communistposters.com/]  2006-03-19 08:05|| Front Page Top

#4 No,Grom.they use the 9mm.
Posted by raptor 2006-03-19 09:20||   2006-03-19 09:20|| Front Page Top

#5 The officer wasn't trying to kill him - look where he hit him. I always wonder why, with a stationary target who's obviously mere feet away, they don't just shoot them in the knee. Nobody goes anywhere after having their knee-cap zapped. It's the first disabling move in every form of karate, for example. Works every time, too. If anything, Officer Brochu was too good to this cretin.

I must admit some satisfaction about the groin shot.
Posted by Griper Phulet7709 2006-03-19 09:36||   2006-03-19 09:36|| Front Page Top

#6 The officer wasn't trying to kill him - look where he hit him. I always wonder why, with a stationary target who's obviously mere feet away, they don't just shoot them in the knee.

Beacuse it is difficult to aim with a pistol and the knee is a small and fast target who can easily be missed. And that is bad if you are mere meters away from a subject.
Posted by JFM">JFM  2006-03-19 09:42||   2006-03-19 09:42|| Front Page Top

#7 Normally, I'd agree, JFM. A dead-drunk guy isn't very light on his feet and I'll bet he was as easy to hit as a tree - from the waist down - with the upper half swaying in the breeze, lol. :)
Posted by Griper Phulet7709 2006-03-19 09:45||   2006-03-19 09:45|| Front Page Top

#8 Bad biz.
He draws a sword.....
You cash his check.
Posted by 6 2006-03-19 10:30||   2006-03-19 10:30|| Front Page Top

#9 Most cops are trained to both target the chest area - kill zone" -in face of a mortal threat, and to trap the subject so that he cannot place others in harms way. A hair trigger containment approach is essential. Non lethal weaponry is effective in only a limited number of situations.
Posted by Listen To Dogs 2006-03-19 10:33||   2006-03-19 10:33|| Front Page Top

#10 Never take a samurai sword to a gun.... well, you know the rest.
Posted by Besoeker 2006-03-19 11:09||   2006-03-19 11:09|| Front Page Top

#11 SF you been watchin' too many movies.

When you're close in and around 'hand to hand' range you want something that even if you nick'em, you still sending them flying back about 10 feet on their a$$.

Not even a 12gauge with a deer slug or a .50 Caliber rifle will knock someone down. Physics really is a bitch, ya know. Equal and opposite reaction and all that? Hell, if the bullet knocked the shootee back 10 ft it would do the same thing to the shooter.

Start watchin' Mythbusters. ;^)
Posted by AlanC">AlanC  2006-03-19 11:29||   2006-03-19 11:29|| Front Page Top

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