I went to a CCW class that was run by the Sheriff office. It was more for public relation than anything else. The thinking is, if we used our own weapons and screwed up and haven’t attended HIS class then we are left out to dry! But if we did use our weapon and everything comes out right and have attended HIS class then he can use it for PR. “My deputies have attended MY CCW class and have qualified with their private own weapons. See how good I look.” LOL (In Florida Leos and corrections officers can carry without a CCW permit and MANY don’t have a permit other then their badge.)
Anyway the LT that was given the class told us of an off duty Leo who was someplace (can’t remember where) and a really BIG fight broke out. Two other officers came up on the scene and the first guy who was off duty for some dumb reason pulled his weapon and shot it into the air. I guess he did it to make the people stop fighting, much like in the old cowboy movies. But it didn’t really work out that way. The other two officers shot him dead right then on the spot!
Also I do not believe in a warning shot. It can and WILL land you in jail!
1. Pulling a weapon out
2. Firing a weapon
3. If it is in a dwelling then you are charge with the bullet going through the air in a dwelling.
All for what? Do not do a warning shot! The BG could run away and call the POPO and tell them that you pulled your weapon for no reason and fired at him. The POPO (cops) stop you and sure enough they find your handgun that smells as if has been fired.
Can you say Felonies? Your new roommate named Big Mac will be glad to show you why the other inmates call him BIG Mac!
Do not do a warning shot because you are only asking for big trouble! If you must fire a round then hit center mass!