Glenn Reynolds, on handgun usage and double standards:
"Just a note that if a CCW permit holder had shot at an assailant, missed, and hit bystanders we’d hear people claim that civilians can’t be trusted with guns. Oh, and they’d publish his/her name, while the officers’ names are left out of this account. Not saying the officers were wrong here, just noting the double standard."
Gun control types would argue that the badge provides forgiveness for any mistakes made. Mistakes like accidentally shooting innocent people.
And they'd be right.
But then there's Plaxico Burress, who only shot himself, and went to prison for it.
It all makes sense, I'm sure.