Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A - Ha!

According to the FBI:

Weapon Choice

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.
Put that in your peace pipe and smoke it, Brady!

There's more, more sobering information there, too (emphasis mine):
Among other things, the data reveal that most would-be cop killers:

--show signs of being armed that officers miss;

--have more experience using deadly force in “street combat” than their intended victims;

--practice with firearms more often and shoot more accurately;

--have no hesitation whatsoever about pulling the trigger. “If you hesitate,” one told the study’s researchers, “you’re dead. You have the instinct or you don’t. If you don’t, you’re in trouble on the street….”

Remember that. If they won't hesitate to shoot a cop, they sure as hell won't hesitate to shoot you.

Found via MadRocketScientist, who found it via Dave Hardy.


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