This is a discussion on 16 shots and missed within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; 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 ...
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.
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.
"My weapon has never hurt anyone. It never will. If someone dies by my hand, it is my fault. The weapon is blameless." - Mikhail Kalashnikov
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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Tires and engine area - attempting to disable the vehicle.
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.
"embrace the suck" - our warriors in the sandbox... it implies that do the best you can in impossible conditions.
"no plan survives intact upon contact with the enemy" - wisdom of the Grunts.
i don't think i want to think of our LEOs using that as tactics. lolmore like spray and pray until the pistol stopped going boom.
but if it got the truck stopped and the BG in cuffs... how can you argue.
"Dead is dead"
"Yea, till we show up with jumper cables and drugs to debate it"
Last edited by SIXTO; September 30th, 2008 at 10:30 AM. Reason: fixed quote tags
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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....