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  1. PATCHMAN

    Police Cops Shoot/Kill Wrong Man

    OK, to get back on track with this thread... "Running with a gun is brandishing, BIG ****ING DEAL." So, if, to you, responding to multiple 9-1-1 calls to a still active shooting scene where 2 persons have already been shot, and in the chaos seeing someone brandishing a gun is not a "BIG ****ING DEAL" to you, then god bless you. In a still chaotic, still active shooting scene where two people have already been shot and an unidentified person with a gun in hand running away and not heeding orders to stop/drop his weapon? I guess that's just pesky details... EDITED to ADD: As already pointed out, a civilian has the luxury of not getting involved, of not having to act, of turning away. Responding LEOs didn't have that luxury. And yes, action also carries with it more risks than inaction.
  2. PATCHMAN

    Police Cops Shoot/Kill Wrong Man

    I guess I should be impressed by your keyboard bravado?
  3. PATCHMAN

    Are defensive shootings changing?

    The whole dynamics of active-shooting scenes has changed. In the past (days of revolvers), shootings were basically mano-a-mano, face-to-face, where you knew exactly who your foe was because he/she was that person in your face, trying to kill you. In today's age of mass shootings at venues where the victims are the crowd and you're not necessarily the direct target as yet, it can be difficult to figure out, in the heat of the moment, who's the BG with the gun in hand and who's the law abiding citizen (ie CCWer) with gun in hand trying to flee or trying to stop the carnage. OK, so what's my point? My point is that there's no right or wrong answer regarding revolver or high capacity pistols. But keep in mind that psychologically, the bullet capacity of your handgun is, generally, more important mentally comforting than anything else. I'm sure there are exceptions, but I've wondered if anyone who actually got into gunfights thought in their mind, as it was happening, that they wished for a smaller gun or a gun with less ammo capacity? And as you know, confidence in your abilities and confidence in gear can be the difference between success or shirking away.
  4. Not something they'd brag about, I'm sure. I've been of the opinion that more patrol officers should be employing more long guns, more often.
  5. PATCHMAN

    Police Cops Shoot/Kill Wrong Man

    What planet are you at?
  6. PATCHMAN

    Police Cops Shoot/Kill Wrong Man

    All I'm hearing is yadda, yadda, yadda... from the safety of hiding behind a computer keyboard.
  7. PATCHMAN

    Police Cops Shoot/Kill Wrong Man

    In a still chaotic, still active shooting scene where two people have already been shot and an unidentified person with a gun in hand running away and not heeding orders to stop/drop his weapon? I guess on no planet...
  8. Vote early and vote often. I like that!
  9. PATCHMAN

    Police Cops Shoot/Kill Wrong Man

    "Running with a gun is brandishing, BIG ****ING DEAL." If, to you, responding to multiple 9-1-1 calls to a still active, 2 persons-shot job, and in the chaos seeing someone brandishing a gun is not a "BIG ****ING DEAL" to you, then god bless you. It's good that god watches over babies and fools. Yes, I get that you're behind the safety of your bulletproof computer keyboard.
  10. PATCHMAN

    Police Cops Shoot/Kill Wrong Man

    OK, cops respond to a persons-shot call, to a still-active-shooting scene. Sees guy with gun in hand running away from the responding cops. But no video has been released showing him to be acting dangerously? What if there is no video, period? FYI, based on their own investigation done following this tragic incident, that agency has already acknowledge that the guy might not have had anything to do with shooting the 2 victims. He was, tragically, an unidentified CCWer with a gun in his hand, at a still active shooting scene.
  11. Jacquelyn Smith, 54, an electrical engineer at Aberdeen Proving Ground, had her necklace and pocketbook snatched by the woman and the man, who approached under the guise of thanking her for giving the woman money. She had been stabbed by the man through their rolled-down car window after giving money to the woman panhandling in the rain in East Baltimore. https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-jacquelyn-smith-folo-20181203-story.html Prayers to the Smith family.
  12. PATCHMAN

    Woman Battered Man Over Rejection

    NOVEMBER 26--A Florida Woman battered her boyfriend after he “said no and went back to bed” after she “grabbed his genitals wanting to have sex” on Thanksgiving night, cops say. OK I get it was Thanksgiving and all but what was she trying to do? Grab and choke the guy's turkey by the neck? There's no happy ending to doing something like that!
  13. Yup. Yup. It seems people who mindlessly cry out for "cameras, cameras" do so out of feel-good emotions rather than thinking it through.
  14. PATCHMAN

    Police Cops Shoot/Kill Wrong Man

    Tragic. But a lesson here for CCWers in a still-active-shooting-scene. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/11/26/police-change-explanation-again-after-killing-black-man-they-mistook-an-active-shooter/?utm_term=.05a3beba9709
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