A friend of mine just sent me this. It is not only an interesting read, but one I’m personally not shocked about. What many law abiding citizens that carry handguns fail to accept is the fact that criminals can indeed be skilled shooters. I know this for a fact based on frequent gun range visits and staff telling me who comes in and out of the range. As this particular article does state, some of these pathetic criminals actually practice more than law enforcement in most cases. They learn to develop skills that only result in unfortunate circumstances.
Here’s the full article sent to me…
Everyone, here is the highlights of what Force Science News learned about weapon selection, familiarity, transport and use by criminals attempting to murder cops, a small portion of the overall research:
Predominately handguns were used in the assaults on officers and all but one were obtained illegally, usually in street transactions or in thefts. In contrast to media myth, none of the firearms in the study was obtained from gun shows. What was available “was the overriding factor in weapon choice,” the report says. Only 1 offender hand-picked a particular gun “because he felt it would do the most damage to a human being.”
Researcher Davis, in a presentation and discussion for the International Assn. of Chiefs of Police, noted that none of the attackers interviewed was “hindered by any law–federal, state or local–that has ever been established to prevent gun ownership. They just laughed at gun laws.”
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