“New York’s Finest may account for nine casualties in the shootout between Jeffrey Johnson and the police on a busy Manhattan street,” I reported back in 2012, righty predicting that the NYPD cops who missed their target — repeatedly — would not be dismissed from the force. Flash forward six years . . .
And the antis have seized on police incompetence with firearms — at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and in two recent SRO ND’s — to argue that teachers shouldn’t be armed. Not to mention anyone else. I mean, everyone else.
TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia includes more than a few police officers. They know the score. Agencies don’t subsidize regular practice.Most mandate firearms re-qualification only once or twice a year. And those quals aren’t exactly Miculekian.
So, setting aside the NYPD’s “New York GLOCK trigger” issue, do you reckon you’re a better shot than your average cop?
While we’re at it, who’d you rather have by your side during a gunfight: your ballistic bestie or a cop? Just in terms of getting it done, not legally speaking.