Airbag....for a Bullet
This is about the dumbest thing we've ever seen:
- The maker of a gun attachment called The Alternative has just wrapped up his company’s first-ever police training for the device, with the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, which is considering buying it, six months after a police officer shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Christian Ellis told Here & Now’s Robin Young that The Alternative makes a bullet less lethal by slowing it down and trapping it. He says more than 400 agencies and police departments have expressed an interest in it.
Former New York City police officer and prosecutor Eugene O’Donnell says police have been searching for a reliably non-lethal weapon to prevent lethal encounters with suspects. But he isn’t convinced that The Alternative gun attachment is the answer.
This is going to get some copper severely injured...or worse. How many police shootings only use one bullet? And if you've got your gun out pointed at someone, it's often past the point that "less than lethal" applies.
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