Tuesday, July 16, 2013

But... But... But... No One Needs More Than 10 Rounds per Magazine!

Except, of course, those who live in the real world:

Two NYPD Cops Fire 84 Rounds at Murder Suspect

A man who allegedly killed his 13-year-old half-sister survived a fusillade of bullets from New York City police officers early Tuesday, after pointing his pistol at officers.

Officers responded to a 911 call at 2971 Eighth St. in Harlem at 3:27 a.m. Tuesday.

Steven Murray, 28, had allegedly shot his mother Christine Fryar, 44, and her daughter Annie, according to the NYPD. Paramedics arrived to find the daughter dead with a gunshot wound to the head. The mother, who was also shot in the head, was transported to Harlem Hospital, and is listed in critical condition.

Police eventually confronted Murray, who was running through the surrounding neighborhood. The officers pursued Murray on foot and returned fire after he fired one shot.

NYPD Sgt. Alexander Mesa fired 39 shots, and Officer Joseph Robinson got off 45 rounds. Murray was hit 14 times, and refused to drop his weapon, reports the New York Daily News.

Murray has been charged with murder and attempted murder.

Shhh: no one tell the would-be tyrant Andrew "Architect of Ruin" Cuomo.

Hat tip: BadBlue Gun News.


Chris said...

Gee....you mean, unlike Hollyweird, just one from-the-hip shot at a perp 100 yards away doesn't spin him around six times and immediately drop him to the ground?

Quick, someone tell ol' Two-Barrel (and two-synapse) Biden about how many bullets it might take in the Real Universe.

Anonymous said...

I think the NYPD better re-think the NY-1 trigger. That and more range time for the troops.

Anonymous said...

Hope the 'collateral' damage wasn't too bad!!! Those officers need some serious training!!

Anonymous said...

Gee!The cops fired how many rounds?Hit the perp 14 times? what did they use? a water pistol/Proves You need more then 10 rounds sometimes

Anonymous said...

Shot 14 times means they were using a 9mm, no knock down power. If they'd been using a .45 ACP, one round usually suffice to subdue a bad guy. The late Elmer Keith, Mr. 44 said that long ago.

Anonymous said...

Where O" where did the other 70 bullits go? Several houses were shot up by the POLICE. If A bullit comes thru my house I WILL RETURN FIRE!

Anonymous said...

After my last visit to the shooting range, I am confidant that if I am ever attacked by a blue man who stands motionless 25 yards away, I can defend myself.

BillCa said...

This article speaks to the need for better marksmanship training for NYPD more than it argues for larger magazines. Maybe it's time to limit the cops to 10 rounds to lessen the danger to civilians!

We are taught in CCW classes that every bullet has a lawyer attached to it. Apparently NYPD has the cash to pay off people (and the bureaucracy to discourage lawsuits).