I don't always play Monday morning quarterback but this NY city shooting has me a little puzzled. I know it was a busy city street and I know the criminal was armed and drawing his weapon on police but what would possesses the two officers to fire 16 rounds between them to bring down the suspect. Were they bad shots or just poorly trained. Were they firing blanks or were their weapons woefully underpowered to do the job. Were the rounds going through the suspect and hitting bystanders or were they just complete misses.
One thing I know for sure is you can't get proper training just qualifying at the range once a year, that is one lesson from this. It appears the cops were trying to protect themselves with no regard for the general public all around.
One thing I do believe, if this had been a concealed weapons carrier doing this instead of cops there would be a huge cry from the bed-wetters saying this was proof it is a bad idea to have concealed carry by untrained civilians.
I also think fashion designers should be put on the DHS list as potential domestic terrorists.