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  1. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I actually grew up next door to someone who exhibited the behavior you describe. When she was panicked or otherwise overly excited, she was no longer able to think clearly. She set in to panic mode and was unable to control her actions. It was extremely difficult to calm her down when she got into that state.

    Years latter, she completely lost control and started assaulting a friend at an amusement park and the bystanders trying to stop her. The police were called and managed to subdue her without shooting her.

  2. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago

    Even trained police hit their targets (in real life situations) no more than 34% of the time. That means they MISS — and potentially hit someone else — 66% of the time.
    Now, how much better do you think it would be with AMATEURS running around with guns thinking they are “good guys with a gun?”

  3. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago


    People watch TV shows, see the “good guys” never miss with their big, gleaming handguns, and think that it should be easy to hit targets in a firefight. They don’t realize that handguns are ridiculously inaccurate weapons, that hitting a man-sized target at any range beyond a couple dozen feet is a tall order even while standing still, let alone if either shooter or target are moving, and that bullets don’t just disappear if they miss their target.
    And, most importantly, they don’t stop for a single second to care about the harm incidents like this can cause, let alone speak up about them. Because they’re absolutely sure it’ll never happen to them or someone they care about… so what’s it matter to them?

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 3 years ago

    A guy stopped at a local gas station. He went inside and paid.
    While he was pumping gas, cops looked up the license on the car, and saw that it was stolen.
    He jumped in the car, backed into the unmarked cop car, and drove forward.
    The cops shot at the moving car, which ended up in a shallow retention pond.
    Since no one was hurt, the story didn’t make the TV news, even though one of the news teams showed up soon after.

  5. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, about 3 years ago

    So you agree that police officers are underpaid?

  6. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, about 3 years ago

    a nc cop killed an unarmed man after that man was involved in a single-car auto accident, crawled out of the rear windshield, and knocked on the door at the nearest house. homeowner, was scared thinking it might be a home invasion and called the cops. 2 cops arrived. 1st cop attempted at tasering, but failed. so, the second cop shot 12 times, hit 10 at the man who just survived an auto accident. he needed to shoot 12 times? north carolina, where they suppress the vote and kill you if you get into an auto accident.

  7. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 3 years ago

    Back in my college days (1950s), I could use the ROTC rifle range with my target pistol and could score between 7 and 8 on a ten-spot rifle target. This was using the old one-hand duelist stance. I once tried a fast-draw and not one bullet hit the paper, much less any target. Now consider if I had tried it running. Would I have been able to get all shots into the backstop? That is what our militarized, shoot first, cover up second, police are doing, and the movie-brainwashed public lets them.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I agree with “Motivemagnus” for very good reason: I’ve been shot at, and returned fire, in combat. I’ve also seen locally where TWO cops who can shoot near perfect PPC scores, empty THREE magazines at a guy, standing 20 feet away, and never hit him, after they’d been shot at. He ended up shooting himself, while they shot up a gas station, and a car lot across the street!

    If all a person has ever done is shoot paper, they may indeed be good. I can shoot as well as Molon states, with a 2 inch Ruger LCR, but, in a REAL situation of exchanging fire, It is my combat, not range, experience that makes me know I CAN hit another PERSON when it “hits the fan”!

  9. TIM666XXX

    TIM666XXX said, about 3 years ago

    Starting pay for NYC police officers is almost 47K per year plus a great benefits package. After 5 years they can make over 90k per annum. Underpaid? Really?? I think they are paid to take risks and should not be able to shoot first, and verify later. Officers choose the job, they are not drafted.

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    _The officer is being charged with manslaughter because he was caught on his own camera putting 10 of 12 shots into this unarmed guy’s torso. _

    Sounds like the cop was more “panicked” than the guy he shot. Or, maybe he had the misguided thought that dead men don’t sue.

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    We “amateurs” practice more.

    A few do. Most don’t because ammo ain’t cheap. Poll our fellows here if you don’t believe me. The government can afford to buy huge amounts of ammo, but in this economy most of us can’t.

    I have had a heart attack, triple bypass surgery, and have diabetes. I am too slow to run. I walk with a cane.

    OH MY GOD!! I bet you’re going to keep driving until you have a near death experience, too.

    I can’t fight, I can’t run, but if I have to, I’ll just kill you.

    Probably over $7 & some Kohl’s Cash.

    Ok, I apologize. That was mean. But, from the sounds of things, you would do better by exercising good judgement about when & where you go alone. Yeah, it’s not fair. If you think it’s unreasonable that there are some places, that at some times, you really should avoid, try being a woman.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    It is my combat, not range, experience that makes me know I CAN hit another PERSON when it “hits the fan”!

    Not sure you’ll see this, but how would you say you performed the first time you were in a firefight? I think that’s what escapes most would be heroes.

  13. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago

    A target range is not the same as a truly dangerous situation. Sorry, not comparable.
    Case in point: stress hormones would double your heart rate, increase your blood pressure, and potentially cause your hand to tremble. Furthermore, highly aroused emotion inhibits performance markedly — in a sense, emotion drives out thought. (That’s the Yerkes-Dodson Law, circa 1908, so not a new thing.)
    So instead of a trained, thoughtful person aiming carefully, what you are more likely to be is a rattled, trembling easily startled person who pulls too fast and misses wildly, which reaction would then increase the stress, both from the sound of the gun, the awareness that you have alerted the shooter, and anger at missing.
    So, no. Unless you practice shooting in high-stress combat situations, you are NOT, repeat NOT more likely to do better. That, by the way, is known as “state-dependent learning.” Trained soldiers in battle often don’t do better than one out of 20 with automatic weapons — don’t fool yourself.

  14. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago


    Thanks, trout. Totally agree. People do not seem to understand that you act and react differently in high-stress situations. And having a gun can exacerbate, not alleviate the stress.

  15. Brutatowski

    Brutatowski said, about 3 years ago


    You had a great point there until you got to the “suppress the vote” crap. Where did we suddenly come up with this idea that black people are too stupid and pathetic to get themselves an i.d.?

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