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To: RedMonqey

There are no national statistics on how many times officers’ guns are taken away. But the FBI says that of the 616 law enforcement officers killed on duty by criminals from 1994 through 2003, 52 were killed with their own weapon, amounting to 8 percent.

You need to expand your research criteria and not narrow it down to a single year from a single source.

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Yes, there is data and how many officers are killed with their own firearms.I have studied it years ago.

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This is old data.you’re assuming that law enforcement officers are still using the old holster equipment of wild West. Since about 2003 law enforcement officers are using bolsters with double and triple safety locks. Like the Blackhawk Serpa bolster.

These newly designed oldsters, improve training, has reduced the number of officers being killed with their own firearms from 8% down to less than 1% annually. My statement is still true 45 to 50% of law enforcement officers are killed in automobile accidents. 30 to 40% are killed with firearms..

It is still disingenuous to say that law enforcement officers killed with their own firearms is a major problem.

I train year-round with federal, state, and local law enforcement.everything comes SWAT tactics to deployment of a shotgun from patrol car. Your statement is still overstated and that was my point, and the statistics in 2009 proves the point.

Train like you fight, fight like a train.

Blessed be the Lord of trained my arms for battle. Psalms 144.1

He that has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one Luke 22.24

stay safe brother


161 posted on 05/04/2010 7:44:10 AM PDT by CHICAGOFARMER ( “IThf you're not ready to die for it, put the word ''freedom'' out of your vocabulary.” – Malcol)
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To: CHICAGOFARMER
It is still disingenuous to say that law enforcement officers killed with their own firearms is a major problem.

Never said that, nor do I believe it. I just pointed out that officers are not immune to having their weapons turned on themselves.

And my original point to another poster was Concealed Carry was preferable to Open Carry for citizens for various reasons.

A friendly discussion among allies of the Second Amendment....
162 posted on 05/05/2010 2:19:29 PM PDT by RedMonqey (You only think you are free.....)
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