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It was Blue Bloods, I think! I saw the same show. Hollywood is a master at presenting a situation then determining the outcome to meet their agenda.
If you saw the show, it was a "reporter" who asked the Police Commissioner, whose son was the police officer, why the officer could not have shot the gun out of the perpetrators hand.
Perhaps it is just another "coincidence" that the good guys are made to look bad!
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Your saying that is like my saying that all men are a$$ scratching idiots without any thoughtfulness or intelligence. BOTH are wrong. I know many men that don't fit that mold (a few that do). So to make that kind of blanket statement is just wrong.
Shame on you.
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Could've shot him in the arm or hand to make him drop the gun.
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Why shoot the gun? It's an innocent victim in this.
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You could make it concrete by having a game, a betting game, in which one of you tries to strike the other with a beanbag (or Nerf ball, or something soft). Only, one person's rules allow for striking anywhere, whereas the other person's rules require striking only the other person's hand. $1 a toss, and tally up the results. See who loses.... if she hasn't been listening in the past I have no real reason to believe she understood what I was saying. I'm at a loss.
Then equate those "results" to the very real probability of outcomes on the street in those sorts of situations, where a violent assailant with nothing to lose is pitted against an upstanding citizen (or cop) who's required on the spur of the moment to halt a deadly threat without fail. Put it into simple terms: probability of losing ... losing everything you've got at that moment, starting with your life.
It could bring home the message in a way that, apparently, nothing else has.
Worth a shot.
Go look at some older posts... guy can shoot.
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.