In previous years the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) National Police Shooting Competition (NPSC) included events with names like “Head Shots Only,” in which the event’s course description contends that police officers need to practice shooting directly at people’s heads.
Courses like this are only one of the many reasons why, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, activists and family members of police shootings victims call the annual NPSC the “killer cop contest.”
Truthout is a very Progressive site. It seems they do not like cops and certainly have no love for the NRA. So I can imagine the paroxysm of having both entities together and shooting. I can imagine they may have needed some sort of counseling sessions afterward.
I have non idea how many years the NRA has been developing, training LEOs and having police competitions. If anything and from we see sometimes, there are departments that truly need both training and practice. It is amazing how some training not only makes anybody more accurate but also much more responsible of his/her shots. Confidence in shot placement makes spray & pray fire unnecessary because you are not doubtful you can stop the threat and only apply the necessary amount of force to do so.
And no, department cutbacks are not an excuse not to do it. If you consider the gun a necessary tool to keep you alive,you find the way to become proficient and even excel at it even if the money has to come from the beer & chips fund.
So let the wailing babies scream as much as they want, they are not gonna be between you and the bad guy when things go bad.