For 22 years an Officer has been shot and killed every week. Does anyone care?
In Afghanistan, 1,700+ US troops have been killed in the past ten years, and thousands have been injured. And billions and billions of dollars have been spent on the war.
In the US, 1,100+ Police Officers have been shot and killed in the past 22 years, and thousands are injured each year. To me that means there's a real war going on in the United States, and nobody seems to care.
Obviously, Police are continuing to be trained in an impractical method of shooting for use in life or death close quarters situations that by its results in combat, is a disaster as more than 80% of shots by Officers miss.
Regardless of the accuracy of opponents, a hit rate of less than 20% is just unacceptable when more effective shooting methods are available.
A less than 20% effectiveness rate for anything, much less a shooting method to use in a life threat situation where there is the greatest chance of your being shot and killed, would result in legal action against those who perpetrate and teach such nonsense in any other consumer related product area. It is akin to knowingly installing faulty air bags in cars that only work 20% of the time.
And the result is that Police Officers have been shot and killed at the rate of 50+ per year, and thousands have been injured year in and year out, for 22+years. And the carnage is continuing, and no one seems to care.
Here's a link to an article I wrote in 2000 on this situation. What was true then, is still true in 2012. http://www.pointshooting.com/1asaucer.htm
Here is a link to an article on: How You Will Shoot In A Real CQB Situation. http://www.pointshooting.com/1adetro.htm
And here is a link to one on: Shooting Distance And Survival. http://www.pointshooting.com/1aquals.htm
On a more positive note, here is a link to another new article: Some Encouraging News About Police CQB Training - Inputs Requested. http://www.pointshooting.com/1amodern.htm
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Looks like dogs are being left our of the animal kingdom.
Your conversation site is very unusual and you are to be commended for it.
If you object to the links provided, just delete them. I/m not looking for hits, just to get the message out that change is needed now, and not after 12 more years.