.... But, if I were going to train someone to take someone out w extreme discrimination, and do so effectively...I think I would train them to reach for the appropriate weapon and ensure their marksmanship was excellent.
Missy, here is a question for you.
Lets say you and I are cops (just bear with me here) and we are called out to respond to a juvenile stealing an ice cream cone from the local dairy stand.
“Ugg, bored kids… why can’t they stay home and play video games??“ I quip because I’m cynical.
Ok, we head on over.
We exit our cruiser (which has a shotgun in a locked case on the rack, and a trigger lock as well because all our department cruisers do.)
Once we are out of the cruiser we see it is about 100 yards off the road to get to the stand and we start walking.
As we walk up to the stand the owner and Juvie are yelling at each other and don’t notice us.
All of a sudden the juv pulls a gun and threatens to shoot the owner.
Do you shout, “Ok everybody, no one move while I run back to the cruiser and get the shotgun because it might be more appropriate. Be right back!”
Or do you draw the gun on your side and deal with the situation since it has all unfolded in about 1 1/2 seconds??
I mean you never actually trained this exact situation with an ice cream stand being 100 yards from the cruiser. But as you were
trained, you don't pull the shot gun upon arrival for every single call.
Because, remember the time you pulled the big 'un for the mountain lion up the tree call and when you arrived it was a three month old kitten?? Yeah, we are still laughing about that one in the squad room.