Police wound 4 people in Sydney mall shooting


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If only someone had been there with a gun to stop him! Oh - okay. And they were police. Imagine if they had been four yahoos with no training.

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Hey Bruce, get the police in Hornsby back on the Range.

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The suspect approached the officers with a large carving knife. The shooting would've justified if they'd hit their target. Goes to show that firearm marksmanship is a perishable skill. And that all police departments need constant cycle training.

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That's just the way it is.

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Don't they have tasers?

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Don't they have tasers?

"The officers had access to other weapons including a Taser and batons,......"

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the consequences of the officers not drawing their weapons are unknown.

Well, if they hadn't drawn their weapons they couldn't have shot anyone.

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they never heard of tasers?

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What do you all really know about the situation? It is very easy to criticise from in front of your computer screen. Try real life on for size.

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Wow... I agree those guys need to hit the firing range much more often. Police officers that end up harming more bystanders than the culprit is a bad sign on weapons training.

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What do you all really know about the situation?

Well I know one thing. Its easy to score multiple headshots and center mass keyhole after keyhole under "controlled" conditions at some firing range with no time limits.

I also know that 10-11 hrs into your shift and suddenly encountering a dangerous situation, the adrenaline starts pumping. Thus, your accuracy is only about 60% of what it was under those "controlled" conditions at the firing range.

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Easy to criticize the police, but the article above does not say specifically that they missed. Maybe they did, maybe they didn't. Bullets can go right through a perp and keep travelling.

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