Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
No, being properly trained means someone aims for the biggest target, not the extremities. Don't believe what you see in the movies and on TV.
Whatever Zimmerman did or didn't do, or what he thought he was justified in doing, the fact is that he shot this young man. I don't know the whole story, and neither do any of the rest of us. Right now, it's simply speculation based on hysteria and biased media reports. Plus, since none of us were there, Zimmerman may have believed the teen had a gun as well. Did the young man even live in the gated community where he was shot?
I'm NOT justifying what Zimmerman did, nor am I sticking up for him. What I AM saying is that none of us know what really happened that night. The only thing any of us know for certain is that a young man is dead.
By your own admission, you know nothing about firearms or the training people take to become proficient with them. Nobody, not even the police, take out their gun and try to shoot someone in the leg or arm. It simply isn't the mindset trained into those who handle and use firearms on a daily basis.
If I'm taking out my gun, I'm going to shoot to kill. That is the only mindset to have, otherwise I could wind up on the business end of my own gun. The idea is to totally incapacitate your foe, not wound them.
You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Last edited by Speed Racer; 04-11-2012 at 06:55 PM.