Taking the shooting this summer at the Empire State building as an example, I would hate to be a bystander at any of their shoots. I was an Army MP and then a Deputy Sheriff in my misspent youth.
Most would be shocked to learn that all officers don't share our interest in all things gun. Many of them struggle to qualify each year, just like the pogues that struggle with the PT requirements.
When i saw the video of the one officer seeming to close his eyes to shoot and then whack about 5 bystanders, I nearly puked.
“The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.”