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  •  Cops don't treat guns like video games (1+ / 0-)
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    oldpotsmuggler

    unregulated militia rightful gun owners do. They want them faster and faster so they can score higher.

    guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

    by 88kathy on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 07:32:33 PM PDT

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    •  Cop Kills Unarmed Suspect With 41 Shots (2+ / 0-)
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      Creosote, bigjacbigjacbigjac

      There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

      by bernardpliers on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 08:01:39 PM PDT

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      •  When more than one person has a gun there is (2+ / 0-)

        a phenomena of contagious shooting.

        The more troubling type of discharge, and the one highlighted in the press as contagious shooting, is the intentional reflexive discharge. While it is often discussed as a group phenomenon, a single officer can also intentionally discharge his or her weapon
        out of fear and without knowing specifically what he or she is shooting instead of carefully considering whether the situation meets the requirements for the use of deadly force. Typically, the officer is reacting to the sight and sound of other officers shooting
        and starts to shoot. An intentional reflexive discharge may involve as little as a single round being fired, or, when many officers are involved, a large number of rounds may be fired.
        an interesting study

        guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

        by 88kathy on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 08:23:42 PM PDT

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