Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 3 weeks ago

Shouldn't cops aim for the head instead of the chest the criminal could be wearing a bullet proof vest?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    You mean like the 16 year old suspect who was involved in a murder was that ran from the cops was just shot and killed by a head shot instead of trying to chase him down and HIS BROTHER ADMITTED THEY DID THE MURDER THEY WERE BEING CHASED FOR..

    • John3 weeks agoReport

      Why feel bad about that, A. the cops thought they were chasing a murderer, and B. He was running from the cops.

  • Clive
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    They probably aren't wearing anything bulletproof and if you have any sense, you aim at the bigger target. The head is much smaller, so why would you deliberately aim to make it more likely to miss?

  • 3 weeks ago

    Body armor is actually very rare and head shots are really hard...

  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    When you consider the size of center mass and the slim possibility they are wearing body armor, the center of the chest makes most sense. Even if they are wearing a vest, the trauma would create enough of a dysfunction to temporarily occupy them. It is very likely survival instinct would kick in and they would drop whatever weapon they had and clutch their chest.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    That's why the police developed the "double tap". A shot to the head and immediately after one to the chest, just in case the first one missed.

    • STEVEN F
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      The DEFINITION of Double Tap is 2 shots to the SAME spot in rapid succession. 1 shot to the chest and 1 to the head IS NOT a double tap.
      What Bruce describes is a double tap followed by a head shot.

  • 3 weeks ago

    The cops should aim for the legs when someone mentally ill is waving a sword about but is nowhere near anyone. The cops should not blast a man walking around with a table leg, not using it as a weapon but was taking it to attach to a table. Both incidents were in the UK where there isn't supposed to be gun violence much, most of the gun crimes are committed by the police.

    • Ding Dong
      Lv 5
      3 weeks agoReport

      No, idiot, if they have a gun fine, blow his head off before he does the same to you but if he is far away and can't actually reach you, then you're a murderer if you don't at least try not to kill him. Force must be met with equal force or YOU become the aggressor.

  • Matt
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    Shooting a pistol is harder than it looks. Add stress, a moving target, and you yourself may be moving, you'd want to aim for the biggest target possible. The head is not the biggest possible target. Even if the criminal is wearing soft body armor a bullet can still easily break a rib or at the very least knock the wind out of you. If the criminal is wearing steel or SAPI plates, then that is a different story all together.

    Moral of the story, aim center mass, you'll live longer.

  • 3 weeks ago

    The general rule of thumb is to aim at center mass because it is the easiest to hit. Anyways, even if the criminal happened to be wearing a bulletproof vest, shooting at the chest will still stun him as bulletproof vests only prevent penetration but not blunt force so there will definitely be ribs broken.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Chest is a bigger target and a bulletproof vest won't prevent pain and broken ribs.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Why don't we just disarm cops and let them Mobb people like they do in Japan.??

    • Kid Mohawk
      Lv 4
      3 weeks agoReport

      "50 police officers leap through window of home to tackle unarmed woman during routine welfare check". That would be an excellent headline... and sadly far less depressing than the real one.

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