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Does the NYPD offer marksmanship medals like the military?
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I read somewhere that during the Civil War the Union army took about 400 pounds of lead to bring down each Confederate. Just saying.
With all those misses how many Innocent bystanders got killed from the hits that over penetrated? The over penetration crowd will demand to know.
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...... and the perp being drunk, or high, or both, would've 'numbed' some of those NYPD hits they did manage to score.
That parasite needs to cease breathing and my heart goes out to the mother.
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Hit only 14 times? And lived? Sounds like an 'Air Soft' engagement.
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^ Look at the war-stories in that thread.
OK, let's discount them a bit as Intrawebz "War Tales," then.
So what about this?
Shots Fired: Skokie, Illinois 08/25/2008 - Article - POLICE Magazine
That's what I cited on the previous page of this thread, and it's a well-documented shoot. Can't debate that there's any Intrawebz Commando stuff, there.
It's not an "'Air Soft' engagement" (and BTW, airsofts are being utilized in many forms of training, nowadays - the stigma that they're nothing but toys is long gone ). It's just reality. The human body is amazingly resilient and woefully fragile at the same time. It all depends on what happens to it, and what happens to it can defy the odds/statistics, it can well be that "n of 1."
Kind of miss those days when 6 in the gun and 12 on the belt seemed adequate.