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Sorry, Tim, I must correct you AND the National Review. As a former law enforcement officer, there is NO agency in America that trains to "shoot to kill". In fact, if a police officer ever uttered those words in a court case, lawsuits would immediately follow. You are taught to "shoot to stop the threat". Yes, that means using "deadly force" which may result in death. But your objective is NOT to cause the death of the person at whom you are shooting; the objective is to stop the threat posed by the person at whom you are shooting.

A good example would be hitting someone in the shoulder and the perp drops his weapon. Well, you haven't killed the person yet, so why don't you keep firing? Because the perp no longer has control of his weapon and is presumably no longer a threat.


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2020-32-Mo 11:32:56 pm

Sorry, Tim, I must correct you AND the National Review. As a law enforcement-trained person, there is NO agency in America that trains to "shoot to kill". In fact, if a police officer ever uttered those words in a court case, lawsuits would immediately follow. You are taught to "shoot to stop the threat". Yes, that means using "deadly force" which may result in death. But your objective is NOT to cause the death of the person at which you are shooting; the objective is to stop the threat posed by the person at which you are shooting.

A good example would be hitting someone in the shoulder and the perp drops his weapon. Well, you haven't killed the person yet, so why don't you keep firing? Because the perp no longer has control of his weapon and is presumably no longer a threat.

2020-03-Tu 12:03:18 am

Sorry, Tim, I must correct you AND the National Review. As a law enforcement-trained person, there is NO agency in America that trains to "shoot to kill". In fact, if a police officer ever uttered those words in a court case, lawsuits would immediately follow. You are taught to "shoot to stop the threat". Yes, that means using "deadly force" which may result in death. But your objective is NOT to cause the death of the person at whom you are shooting; the objective is to stop the threat posed by the person at whom you are shooting.

A good example would be hitting someone in the shoulder and the perp drops his weapon. Well, you haven't killed the person yet, so why don't you keep firing? Because the perp no longer has control of his weapon and is presumably no longer a threat.

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