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Old February 21, 2013, 07:41 PM   #38
Evan Thomas
Join Date: July 7, 2008
Location: Upper midwest
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Originally Posted by North East Redneck
Rare occurrence.
That's the point. These aren't the people police expect to be pointing guns at them, but that doesn't mean that they're any less threatening if they do. An officer who hesitates when confronted with a harmless-looking geezer with a shotgun may not go home that night.

Let me rephrase my earlier question, or exercise: if you (plural you, I'm not singling anyone out) believe that it's OK for police to train with targets showing realistic photos of people, what are acceptable characteristics (age, gender, race, clothing, grooming, attractiveness..) for the people depicted to have? How would police know that they're not "regular gun owners" who shouldn't be shot?

And for the sake of argument, let's assume that one of the purposes of this is to train for "rare occurrences."

C'mon... I dare you all to answer.

Or do you think that training with realistic targets is never OK?
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