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How NOT To Get Shot By The Police

(as stolen borrowed from Free North Carolina, courtesy of Gabe Suarez)

The concern is that the good guy CCW, or off duty LEO for that matter, taking out the bad guy might be misidentified by responding police and shot. Police shoot one of their own every 18 months around the nation so it is a very plausible event. Contributing factors seem to be as follows –

You are more likely to be mistakenly shot by police in areas where the carry of weapons by citizens is not common. Places like New York or Los Angeles immediately come to mind. The notion seems to be that only cops or criminals have guns. This is not the attitude I see nationwide but it is prevalent enough in those areas to be aware of it.

You are more likely to be shot if the first thing the police see is the gun….specially if it is pointed in their direction. Understand that not all officers are well trained by their agencies and some may over react to the obvious sight of a weapon, not stopping to think of who is holding it or why.

Words to the wise – especially as many of the police have become more militarized.  And many of us carry.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


3 thoughts on “How NOT To Get Shot By The Police

  1. Yelling loudly CALL 911!! and making sure the weapon is pointed in a safe direction like down, will go a long way.
    If there is someone still pointing a gun at another person when the cops get there, they may not have the time to explain what a good person they are.
    If there is a command given to drop the gun, I don’t care if it’s the Wilson Custom I’ve saved all my life for, that thing is hitting the pavement.

    Posted by KM | August 24, 2014, 10:19 am
    • How about calling FIRE! as well? Tends to bring people to the scene.
      Personally, I never liked dropping. If at all possible (especially if it’s of value) placing is preferable.
      Of course, if placing would get me shot…

      Posted by guffaw1952 | August 25, 2014, 8:09 am
  2. Yep, sad state of affairs…

    Posted by oldnfo | August 24, 2014, 3:02 pm

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