Shouldn't cops aim for the head instead of the chest the criminal could be wearing a bullet proof vest?
- 9 months 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..
- AnnLv 79 months ago
Shooting at center mass means there is a bigger target and less chance of failure when taking a shot.
- CliveLv 79 months 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?
- Casey YLv 79 months ago
Body armor is actually very rare and head shots are really hard...
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- BruceLv 79 months 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.
- Burberry McChavLv 69 months 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.
- MattLv 69 months 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.
- 9 months 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.
- MercuriLv 79 months ago
Chest is a bigger target and a bulletproof vest won't prevent pain and broken ribs.
- Anonymous9 months ago
Why don't we just disarm cops and let them Mobb people like they do in Japan.??