16 shots and missed

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    I wouldn't jump on the "bad aim" bandwagon until I knoew what he was aiming at. It didn't say he was trying to shoot the guy, just at the rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN1910 View Post
    I wouldn't jump on the "bad aim" bandwagon until I knoew what he was aiming at. It didn't say he was trying to shoot the guy, just at the rig.
    The local paper stated the radiator and tires...perhaps this is the reason he had to stop and bail out.

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    Pathetic.

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    Every second or third post makes light of the trooper's poor shooting ability but if I am reading this correctly, the rig was backed into the tropper who then opened fire. Consider the target...he is shooting at a target most likely out of view, sitting 6 to 8 feet off the ground and moving. I can't really imagine he had a clear line of site to the driver, more like spray and pray until the pistol stopped going boom.

    From what I can tell he did what he had to do and dumb luck helped the driver avoid the barrage.

    I hope at least a police dog got a snack.
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    Not all coppers are gun nuts and some don't like guns at all. Maybe this trooper needs a little range time or maybe he never had to do any shooting up toward the driver of a moving Kenworth like TunnelVision said?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRICKORMATE View Post
    I'm just glad it wasn't bomb's they found in the cab of the truck.


    Yeah, I guess 350 lbs. of Maryjane is better than finding a bomb but imagine if it was a bad bomb.

    Maybe it might draw a little more 'well deserved' attention to our open borders.



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    Tires and engine area - attempting to disable the vehicle.

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    too many variables unknown to really criticize this officer. In any case his "suppressive fire" got him a mobility kill and the BG bailed out for LEO to get arrested. He might have aimed properly but the rounds didn't penetrate. no one got hurt; got the perp. the officer did not get hurt. all in all, the situation turned out pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Yep, and the 350# of pot was just for personal use...

    Well, it certainly was for SOMEBODY'S personal use!!

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    more like spray and pray until the pistol stopped going boom.
    i don't think i want to think of our LEOs using that as tactics. lol
    but if it got the truck stopped and the BG in cuffs... how can you argue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bandit383 View Post
    Common guys...reading comprehension...it says "no one" was hit...nothing about hitting the rig...perhaps he shot the tires out. Any one here every shot up at a target...doubt he was standing on the floor board looking in the window.

    Rick
    Just worth repeating.


    Come on guys...reading comprehension.
    That is pathetic...



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    Quote Originally Posted by TunnelVision View Post
    ... if I am reading this correctly, the rig was backed into the tropper who then opened fire. ....
    Just aim for the orange spot on the back, should take care of the driver...
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    I don't know about you...but...A Semi is a very large vehicle heading your way to do harm...while trying to place the car in reverse, not to hit an innocent person and to fire at the truck to either disable the truck or the driver...and Safely complete your shift...Hmmmmm I would say...Great work LEO for getting the BG off the street without harming anyone....

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