There are safe ways to load a handgun, and unsafe ways. One of the unsafe ways to load a handgun is while the deputy is trying to wrestle you to the ground.
Is it politically incorrect or a tad insensitive to refer to this as "chlorine for the gene pool"?
Sounds like the guy was, er - unstable?
Posted by: Bill at August 14, 2007 01:24 PM
"Krack" had no right that I can see to refuse the lawful orders of that deputy, who had every right that I can see to stop the impending threat immediately with as little risk to herself and others as possible.
I'd like to buy that lady a beer!
Nice shooting, Deputy!!!
I hope you get promoted for this!!!
Posted by: Aim Small at August 15, 2007 12:44 AM
I think it's also a bad idea to load it while it's already loaded...
And, she has every right to shoot him to protect herself, but given the powers she is granted by the citizens, she also has an obligation to do whatever she can to minimize the harm she inflicts on civilians. If she didn't do everything she could be reasonably expected to do, I don't think she should be punished as a criminal, but she also shouldn't be a cop.
Posted by: scooby at August 15, 2007 06:49 AM
...more thinly veiled cop-bashing. Let me get this straight scooby, she shouldn't be a cop because you suspect that she didn't do everything that she could have to stop from shooting the man trying to shoot her???
Exactly what part of the article suggests that she is anything but fully justified and should be commended on not just surviving a deadly force encounter, but PREVAILING.
What obligations do LEOs have more than an average citizen to try and avoid deadly force encounters? The right to self-defense is a basic human right. I assume that you agree because you are posting on a pro-2A blog. Why would a LEO have to take more of a pause just because the base of his/her power is the consent of the governed? Should she have gotten the consent of the citizen trying to kill her before discharging her weapon and stopping the threat to her life?
Please. Come out of the cave and into the real world. Three LEO's in the past 6 days within 100 miles of me were shot in the past six days. 2 dead. 1 brain dead on a vent with 2 .45 caliber holes in his head. I wish I was in your catbird seat of monday morning quarterbacking and second guessing. If you think for a second that any cop, ANY COP, is thinking about the bill of rights or where there power to arrest is derived from while struggling for their life and the ability to go home to their family at the end of their shift, you're delusional.....and, frankly, a bit of an ass.
Go to a police funeral some time....see if you see us JBT's in the same light.
Mr. Hardy, I'm sorry for the rant on your excellent blog on a subject (2A) that is near to my conservative-libertian heart.
Posted by: chunk at August 15, 2007 09:33 AM