Skip to comments.Carson: Cops Could Be Trained to Shoot For The Legs
Posted on 11/30/2014 11:37:57 PM PST by shibumi
Dr. Ben Carson, author of "One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future," argued that while Officer Darren Wilson did nothing wrong in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, police should be better trained in non-lethal force such as shooting aggressors in the legs on Tuesday's "Hugh Hewitt Show."
He specified "for instance, in a lot of places, police officers arent even allowed to go into the more dangerous areas by themselves. Theyre always paired. Or you know, people use tasers, people learn how to shoot people in the legs to stop them from charging, things of that nature. And I seriously doubt that hed been given that information."
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(Legs - skinny, Body - BIG!)
For such a smart guy Dr. Carson is remarkably stupid.
That’s like the idiots who say “why didn’t Officer Jones just shoot the pistol out of his hand?” or “why didn’t Officer O’Leery just use his stun gun?” and etc...
Well, there goes my vote for president.
Last time I heard that one used, it was Warren Christopher asking the Delta Force commanding officer if he could refrain from killing Iranians of the ill fated hostage rescue mission and simply shoot them in the leg instead.
Hollywood shooting invading common sense
Carson is a “nice guy” but not Presidential material.
He doesn’t fully understand the “rights come from God” thing either.
This is just another on a list of anti-Second Amendment statements Carson has been making of late.
Pleasant doesn’t necessarily mean moral.
Cops are not The Terminator. Whenever I hear “Shoot for the legs” I hear somebody who has watched too much Terminator 2, where a fake Arnold gets his face and torso meat shot off, and year gas immunity, but still proceeds to shoot with accuracy at cops’ legs. No basis in reality. In fact, Wilson was a good shot for having been just punched in the face.
There are lots of ways to be smart.
Dr, Carson’s way is not the way that gets you a long life on the streets or deserves to be embodied in the Oval Office.
Especially not when there’s Ted Cruz, who is at least as smart and far better grounded in the fundamentals of the Constitutional Republic and life in the real world.
He’s showing himself to be a NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME PLAYER. Sorry, being a nice guy and reasonably intelligent are not the only prerequisites for the presidency.
i never saw this man as presidential material...
Proof enough to me that Carson has never shot a handgun.
But what does Zathras think?
Besides the fact that you’re much more likely to miss, it guarantees a ricochet every time you miss.
You shoot for the middle of the body mass, to make it more likely you get a hit, and to make it more likely to stop the perp.
That’s pretty stupid, Doc.
Yeah, aim for the legs and take your vision away from the perp and where his gun is pointed or what he is about to do. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
Haven’t been to keen on Carson but this is yet another indicator he is naive.
It's just Hollywood stupid thinking.
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