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Shoot the Leg and Only the Leg

There is a Life-Long Politician out there that is quoted as saying, “We can do this; you can ban chokeholds. But beyond that you have to teach people how to de-escalate circumstances, de-escalate. So instead of anybody coming at you, and the first thing you do is shoot to kill, you shoot them in the leg”.


Contrary to this astute pronouncement by this Experienced Politician, neither the cops nor anyone else (except perhaps the late John Wayne) could plan to shoot people in the leg as a matter of routine practice.

Unless a target is at close range and standing perfectly still, it’s very difficult to hit a specific location on the body. In reality, people are often moving during an actual shootout, which means that legs and arms can be the hardest part of the body to hit.

David Klinger, professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, who had served as a Los Angeles Police Department officer, told of a 1981 incident in which a suspect stabbed Klinger’s partner in the chest with a Butcher Knife, then jumped on him and held the Butcher Knife to his throat. After Klinger shot the suspect, piercing his aorta and left lung, the suspect still fought for another 30 seconds, requiring six officers to subdue him.

In other words, the suspect attacker was still capable of killing a person for 30 full seconds. 30 full seconds is an eternity when an attacker is on top of you with bad intent and a Butcher Knife.


Fella has a better idea. Next time this Expert Marksman Politician is attacked by an Enraged Constituent with a Butcher Knife he should shoot the Butcher Knife out of the charging constituent’s hand. He should also be mindful enough to hit only the Butcher Knife and not the hand because, after the Enraged Constituent has seen the error of his ways, he will need a fully functioning hand to make his way in the world.

After all, Enraged Attacking Constituents are people too.

Would I kid u?



( November 10th, 2020 @ 11:02 am )
I swear Bobby Tony, you and I are on the same wave length.

When I was doing my target run in the wilds of my yard, I thought of that exact scene from that great film - "The Patriot" - as I concocted the scenario, and acted accordingly.

I get your pacifist inclination. You deserve it. You earned it well enough, and I respect that and laud you for it.

As a local and vocal Conservative politician /government official, I have to be cognizant of possible danger and be ready to defend all.
( November 10th, 2020 @ 8:27 am )
The secret is to live to fight another day.

Thus Center Mass is the prescribed target area, or as Mel Gibson said in "The Patriot"


I say that as a person who no longer owns a gun having passed my collection down to my son. I would rather RIP if needed, than have any more bad nightmares with what could or should have been.
( November 10th, 2020 @ 7:27 am )
I don't know as much about self defense, with firearms, as well as I should; however, I went out the other day in my expansive yard to figure how to work my yard if I was invaded by a group of armed thugs - supposed Joe Biden voters, who did promise violence on we Trump supporters.

I have this ancient Remington 12 gauge pump - no plug, and a case of No. 2 magnums (have not been able to locate double-aught-buck magnums yet), so I figured that to be successful in my endeavor of protecting me and my wife, I would need to hit the various targets that I put up - at about 20 yards distance - in the chest/ throat/ head area.

Well, I fired at three targets BOOM - BOOM - BOOM, and quickly stashed my smoking long gun away, now freshly oiled and cleaned after nearly 50 years of neglect, since I technically live in town.

You see, I stopped hunting when I was 15, maybe 16 because I hated killing animals; however this day, I did fire (enjoyed the the jolt of the recoil), and still hit all three of these targets in the chest /throat /head area, and I estimated that the damage was significant enough, until I can locate the double-aught-buck magnums that I would prefer.

Conclusion: After nearly 50 years of my neglect of firearms: I think it might be best to fire at the chest /throat /head area, then pump hard and fast for a perfect ejection of spent shell, then quickly fire again while carrying a sack of about 50 rounds as I would seek new targets, with various stashes of safe, dry ammo located in 4 remote spots if needed.

But that is just me I reckon; others may want to fire at the extremities.

Also, I have a friend - an ex senior officer "in our great military" - who is supplying me a hand gun to try, or another until I find what I am comfortable with. I can't imagine that I would train myself to react in such a stressful situation to aim for the legs or other extremities.

In decades past, when I played linebacker tackling shifty, speedy running backs, I was coached to "to see the numbers /tackle the the numbers". At this later stage of my life, I intend to HIT "the numbers" ... or the throat and head as a backup.
( November 10th, 2020 @ 4:56 am )
Right On Alex. It is a well-known fact that only The Lone Ranger can shoot the pistol (knife) out of the bad guy’s hand. Contrary to all the western scenes we see in movies, don’t be fooled. They are all trick photography. The Lone Ranger’s is real, I know I saw it myself on TV.

Lash LaRrue was pretty good with his bullwhip, but he only had a limited range.

To paraphrase Bo Uecker’s quote on the best way to catch a knuckleball.

“The best way to disarm a man is to pick up the weapon after you kill him.”

Sounds a bit harsh, I know, but have you ever heard a bullet whiz by your head? You know they travel faster than the speed of sound, but it’s better to look back on an incident than to look up at one from six feet down.
( November 9th, 2020 @ 7:47 pm )
How about the Femoral Artery in the left leg. Is that a good place to shoot?

Knowing John Wayne as well as I do.. If he were one to shoot the leg first, he would definitely aim for the Femoral Artery.

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