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Is Your Local Police Department Using Pictures of Pregnant Women and Children for Target Practice?

Posted by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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What if I told you police in your town could desensitize themselves to the idea of shooting a (armed) child, pregnant woman, or young mother, for just a couple of bucks? The "No More Hesitation" series from Law Enforcement Targets Inc. offers exactly that. For less than 99 cents per target, police can shoot at real-life images "designed to give officers the experience of dealing with deadly force shooting scenarios with subjects that are not the norm during training."

Update: The marketing team at Law Enforcement Targets, Inc. sends along this helpful explanation for the "No More Hesitation" series: 

"The subjects in NMH targets were chosen in order to give officers the experience of dealing with deadly force shooting scenarios with subjects that are not the norm during training. I found while speaking with officers and trainers in the law enforcement community that there is a hesitation on the part of cops when deadly force is required on subjects with atypical age, frailty or condition (one officer explaining that he enlarged photos of his own kids to use as targets so that he would not be caught off guard with such a drastically new experience while on duty). This hesitation time may be only seconds but that is not acceptable when officers are losing their lives in these same situations. The goal of NMH is to break that stereotype on the range, regardless of how slim the chances are of encountering a real life scenario that involves a child, pregnant woman, etc. If that initial hesitation time can be cut down due to range experience, the officer and community are better served." 

Law Enforcement Targets, Inc.

by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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gammie
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Law Enforcement Targets INCLaw Enforcement Targets INC

The series contains seven targets in all, titled Pregnant Woman, Older Man 1, Older Man 2, Older Woman, Young Mother, Young Girl, and Little Brother. Each of the depicted subjects is armed.

I've reached out to Minnesota-based Law Enforcement Targets, Inc., for comment on what inspired the series and whether it's popular with law enforcement groups (see comment added above). Considering that the company has landed $5.5 million worth of contracts with the federal government, it might also be interesting to know if these targets are being

Gabeys_Mommy
by Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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The world is getting crazier by the day, they need to be prepared to handle anything.
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gammie
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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There is something wrong with this, shooting at a child who can't shoot straight is just wrong.

I feel from what is going around with Law Enforcements New training It seems to me they are preparing to have a fight with the people in the future?

What is our government getting ready to do that we may want to fight back?

gammie
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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This kind of thinking is going to get your family killed.

Quoting Gabeys_Mommy:

The world is getting crazier by the day, they need to be prepared to handle anything.



talia-mom
by Gold Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:08 AM
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Yes, because no pregnant woman has ever tried to shoot someone.

Quoting gammie:


This kind of thinking is going to get your family killed.

Quoting Gabeys_Mommy:

The world is getting crazier by the day, they need to be prepared to handle anything.





Woodbabe
by Woodie on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Maybe they'll get more practice with non-deadly targeting skills....

Gabeys_Mommy
by Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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I disagree. Police are taught to handle all types of situations in the right time and place. Say that one of those "sensitive" types has a gun to your head or worse your child's head, do you want that officer to hesitate?

You can't predict what people will do, especially in this day and age. In my opinion, its better for the officer to have more training than not enough. Will they ever use it? Maybe not...but I'd rather they had it than looking at a situation in hindsight.


Quoting gammie:


This kind of thinking is going to get your family killed.


Quoting Gabeys_Mommy:

The world is getting crazier by the day, they need to be prepared to handle anything.





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Billiejeens
by Gold Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:15 AM

 

Same plan for us they had in October and November.

Remind me again, who did you and the other Paulanistas vote for?

Quoting gammie:

There is something wrong with this, shooting at a child who can't shoot straight is just wrong.

I feel from what is going around with Law Enforcements New training It seems to me they are preparing to have a fight with the people in the future?

What is our government getting ready to do that we may want to fight back?


 

gammie
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:16 AM

They are being taught to shoot first and ask questions later when it's to late.

A child almost got shoot because he had a toy gun and it looked like a toy gun. What if that was your son that got shoot, only because the cop was afraid?


Quoting Gabeys_Mommy:

I disagree. Police are taught to handle all types of situations in the right time and place. Say that one of those "sensitive" types has a gun to your head or worse your child's head, do you want that officer to hesitate?

You can't predict what people will do, especially in this day and age. In my opinion, its better for the officer to have more training than not enough. Will they ever use it? Maybe not...but I'd rather they had it than looking at a situation in hindsight.


Quoting gammie:


This kind of thinking is going to get your family killed.


Quoting Gabeys_Mommy:

The world is getting crazier by the day, they need to be prepared to handle anything.







talia-mom
by Gold Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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What if it was your child shot by the other child because the officer has been told by people like you not to shoot kids that have a weapon?



Quoting gammie:

They are being taught to shoot first and ask questions later when it's to late.

A child almost got shoot because he had a toy gun and it looked like a toy gun. What if that was your son that got shoot, only because the cop was afraid?


Quoting Gabeys_Mommy:

I disagree. Police are taught to handle all types of situations in the right time and place. Say that one of those "sensitive" types has a gun to your head or worse your child's head, do you want that officer to hesitate?

You can't predict what people will do, especially in this day and age. In my opinion, its better for the officer to have more training than not enough. Will they ever use it? Maybe not...but I'd rather they had it than looking at a situation in hindsight.


Quoting gammie:


This kind of thinking is going to get your family killed.


Quoting Gabeys_Mommy:

The world is getting crazier by the day, they need to be prepared to handle anything.









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