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    Police Fire..... Bystander Safety?

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/ne...n-christchurch

    Check out the return fire in the video

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    Yeah man i would have been jumping behind that big tree if it was me
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    I'm sure they would have preferred him to go bananas in a concrete box to contain all the stray stuff, but he happened to choose there as the spot for it
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    What an idiot. Sympathy to the cops who had to return fire.

    ' "It sounded like fire crackers going off ... It was really scary, it was horrible."
    He said people could hear the shots from about 1km away and had all come out of their homes.'

    Maybe staying indoors for a while is a better idea.

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    And it wont show how many he fired as he did fire a few off....

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fyyF-1...ature=youtu.be

    I saw this one first and was interested to note that the picture was clearer and the "pops quieter ....Did stuff alter the sound?

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    So finally the cops shoot to wound and people still bitch? They did what was needed.
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    if you start shooting at people it doesn't matter who I would think it would be the right response to shoot to stop anyone else getting hurt and trying to wound to incapacitate in a situation like that would be more luck than anything.cops maybe have to start wearing cameras but in something like that they should be shooting centre mass to stop the offender and safeguard themselves and the public.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve123 View Post
    So finally the cops shoot to wound and people still bitch? They did what was needed.
    Why do you think they shot to wound?
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    Quote Originally Posted by systolic View Post
    Why do you think they shot to would?
    Maybe, maybe not. Hope they blew the crackheads balls off
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    i wonder how many shots fired to how many hit? best to aim center of mass.
    hope the cop (or anyone else) got hit

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    OK, here I go! Many years ago I Was in AOS and the general rule was to shoot to prevent further action from the offender. Second point is that invariably the public will rush to noise and in shooting situations there is obviously real danger. I suggest we think carefully about the unenviable position law enforcers can sometimes be in; I have nearly sh*t myself on more than one occasion. In a similar post yonks ago I suggested people read ‘Bad Blood’ the story of Stan Graham who was shot by Police near Hokitika in the old days. The young cop who shot him was pilloried by both his mates and the public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    i wonder how many shots fired to how many hit? best to aim center of mass.
    hope the cop (or anyone else) got hit
    DIDNT get hit
    (my brain works so fast my typing cant keep up)
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    The Police are trained to shoot centre mass they don't train them to shoot arms and legs that is too hard to pull off in a real shooting
    situation, if they do hit low body, legs, or arms they have missed their target,
    I can hit the A zone on an IPSC target all day at 35 metres with my .357 mag revolver but nobody is shooting at me
    and I practise very week,
    Most pistol shooters would shoot more rounds in a month than a cop does in their entire career,
    The police do the best they can with what they have, I would not want to do what they do.
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    Where these the same Christchurch cops and bad man that our own brave 40mm was bagging last week from behind the safety of his keyboard?

    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....ng-cops-48219/
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    That was my neighbourhood growing up. About 150m away from where I busted my nose. About 2 doors away from where the little red haired girl lived that my mother had her sights on for me. Behind the perp used to be a YHA place. Police did a damned good job in my opinion.
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