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ND Injuries Soar Amongst UK Cops

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 30 cal slob, Apr 28, 2008.

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  1. 30 cal slob

    30 cal slob Member

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    Sorry if I'm dredging up an older article - wasn't sure if it was posted earlier.

    Before diving into the currently sorry state of UK affairs, I derive some comfort from this amicus brief in Heller vs. D.C.

    http://www.gurapossessky.com/news/parker/documents/07-290bsacretiredmilitary.pdf

    One could substitute LEO for "military" and "soldier."

    Here's the sad article.

     
  2. Sans Authoritas

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    See, before the bobbies carried firearms, they just had negligent clubbings. And everyone was much better off.

    -Sans Authoritas
     
  3. Wes Janson

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    I really don't think a sample size of 7 is statistically significant.
     
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    And they are the only ones professional enough to carry a firearm in all of Great Britain...
     
  5. Ghost Tracker

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    Maybe they should only issue paintball guns until the whole concept of unarmed-to-armed LEO transition becomes a little more familiar.
     
  6. MechAg94

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    These sound like poor training, idiots fumbling with their guns, and bad holsters. Nothing some serious safety training and better equipment couldn't fix or at least help with.

    That one sounded like an idiot shot the instructor downrange who was setting up targets?

    That last one I have no idea. Who do you put your thumb over the barrel and fire?


    The guy showing off his glock while it was loaded sounds familiar. I know a guy who had a buddy pull out his glock and do that. The guy thought he had unloaded it, but failed to check the chamber.
     
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    Mabey they should stick to clubs.
     
  8. CWL

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    I still think it is silly how Brit gun cops have to announce themselves as "Armed Police" as opposed to "Police".
     
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    "I say, I'm the only person in this room professional enough to handle this Glock forty."
     
  10. McCall911

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    Let me see how this logic is:

    1. Modern handguns are generally banned from legal private possession in the UK.

    2. This being the case, you don't have a body of responsible, disciplined citizenry (a "militia", if you will) which are familiar with handguns or handgun safety.

    3. The body of people from which you have to choose to arm in law enforcement will, before many years, all be covered by item #2.

    4. Within UK law enforcement, there will be stupid, sometimes fatal accidents because of this lack of familiarity and responsibility.

    I think I understand how this happens now.
     
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    Such as...
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    Now he's a stubby trained specialist
     
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    A "sharpshooter" with an MP5? Perhaps they have a slightly different definition for sharpshooter than the one I am familiar with...
     
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    A long-standing problem, actually. I was over there some years back and got to see the metropolitan police's training facilities, etc., and talk to some of the instructors.

    The powers that be seem to want to have it both ways--to avoid an armed police generally while having some armed options. The unkind might characterize it as a mild form of schizophrenia.

    BTW we needn't get too smug--my take is that the average level of firearms proficiency among US law enforcement isn't too impressive, either.
     
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    sounds like they want to get a medical discharge....with pay.:eek:


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