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Old 10-18-2011, 12:24 AM   #142
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000nyc View Post
Again, simple vocabulary....what do ALL the self defense courses teach you (firearms)....shoot center mass. Where are all the vital organs? Center mass. By shooting, you are AUTOMATICALLY shooting to kill. Sure, you don't tell the cops, "I tried to drop the fool" but just the fact that you shot someone center mass means you were "shooting to kill.".
Again, disagree. Any instructor worth his time will not portray this image. You shoot and keep engaging until there no longer is a threat. Once there is no longer one, you disengage. You are not shooting to kill, if you were, you would walk over to them and put two in the back of their heads. The reason to shoot COM is for accuracy and effectiveness. Yes, there are vital organs there which is a reason as well since you have a better chance of disabling a person with VO shots, but again, you goal should not be to kill the person.

Sometimes, death is a side effect of stopping a threat, but not always. It's a side effect you can't control. After a shooting, you should be administering medical aid to the person as well if safe to do so.

Originally Posted by NFRs2000nyc View Post

P.S. The pharmacist shooting is NOT what I am talking about. The guy EXECUTED the perp. While I personally agree with it, it is still illegal. However, if the guy died from the first shot, no one would bat an eye right?
I'm done here

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