Archived Blog Post: December 9, 2005

Larry Johnson: Did the FAM Fail?: "Some folks who have watched too much Hollywood pablum have whined, 'Why didn't they shoot him in the arm or the leg?' A shooting is a very quick event and precise shooting, even at close range, can be difficult. Accordingly, FAMs and other law enforcement officers are taught to shoot at center of mass, i.e. the chest. You never point a firearm at someone in order to 'wing' them. A gun is a lethal weapon. Even if you shoot someone in the arm or leg there is no guarantee they will be disabled. They could still move and possibly disarm the FAM. If you shoot, shoot to kill."

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