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

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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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LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:55 AM
That is irrelevant to what you told this woman about her family.

Quoting gammie:


No has a right to shoot first and ask questions later when it's too late!!


Quoting LauraKW:

Why would you say that to someone? Fucking disgusting.



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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gammie
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 12:15 PM
No when you think this Kind of action is okay you do put your family in danger


Quoting LauraKW:

That is irrelevant to what you told this woman about her family.



Quoting gammie:


No has a right to shoot first and ask questions later when it's too late!!



Quoting LauraKW:

Why would you say that to someone? Fucking disgusting.





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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LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Feb. 20, 2013 at 12:22 PM
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That is your opinion and still doesn't make it ok to tell a person they are going to get their family killed. That is an inappropriate response, period.

Quoting gammie:

No when you think this Kind of action is okay you do put your family in danger




Quoting LauraKW:

That is irrelevant to what you told this woman about her family.





Quoting gammie:


No has a right to shoot first and ask questions later when it's too late!!




Quoting LauraKW:

Why would you say that to someone? Fucking disgusting.







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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ShelbysHope76
by Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 12:26 PM

 Arm your families ladies, it's coming and the gov't knows it.

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?

 

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Feb. 20, 2013 at 12:30 PM
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What is coming?

Quoting ShelbysHope76:

 Arm your families ladies, it's coming and the gov't knows it.


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?


 

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Stephanie329
by Platinum Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 12:34 PM
How so?

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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fullxbusymom
by Bronze Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 12:34 PM

I agree with her.  A pregnant woman or child holding a gun is no less of a threat, than a grown man or non pregnant woman.

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.




fullxbusymom
by Bronze Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Nope our family will never own weapons.

Quoting ShelbysHope76:

 Arm your families ladies, it's coming and the gov't knows it.

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?

 


TempestRayne
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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it infuriates me that we have allowed the world to get to this point.
MrsImperfect
by Bronze Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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The image alone I find sad and disturbing (the child) Im just glad Im not the one that has to make that decision.
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