Why does a fully trained, armed cop get to react out of fear but I, an untrained civilian, am expected to remain perfectly calm in the presence of a firearm?

Seriously. I, as a 15 year old, am expected to remain calm when a firearm is drawn on me, but a fully trained police officer can shoot me out of fear? If they get to react out of fear, so do I.

EDIT: to those it applies to: how’s that boot taste? (This applies to people telling me that the liberal media is brainwashing me and I need to come back to the “right side of history”)

EDIT TO CLARIFY: while I support police reform, I don’t think that all cops themselves are bad people because of their profession. I disagree with the system and the way that cops have been shown, in some places, to act as if all people are automatically suspicious. I believe wholeheartedly that a certian profession doesn’t make you a bad person. I believe we need change and we need it now.

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[Leonard] Giants corner DeAndre Baker has been charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm, per Broward State Attorney Mike Satz. If convicted, the punishment for robbery with a firearm is a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life in state prison. twitter.com/PLeonardNYDN/…
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ILPT: Robbing a house? Just keep yelling "POLICE!" The homeowners will likely not ready their firearms out of fear of being shot.

There are many places in the U.S. where police are allowed to use no-knock warrants, meaning there is very little you can do to determine if people breaking into your house are actually the police until it's too late.

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I'm so tired of the MAGA military LARPing culture of fire arm enthusiasts. Are there any normal firearm accessory vendors?!

Everything is thin blue line, punisher skulls, and camouflage. Are there any shops and vendors for normal people out there?

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Study of US mass shootings, firearms homicides suggests two-pronged policy approach. Mass shootings occur disproportionately in states with higher levels of gun ownership, while rates of firearms homicides are higher in states with permissive concealed carry policies. eurekalert.org/pub_releas…
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Hey guys. I’m a white guy from KS. Maybe not the typical poster here... but I’m so glad this sub exists. I fall into the camp of “I believe gay married couples should be able to defend their rights with firearms of their choosing,” and “the trees can’t be harmed if the Lorax is armed.” Happy Friday!
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Evidence mounts Canada's worst-ever mass shooter was woman-hater and misogyny fuelled his killing spree that left 22 dead: Former neighbor of gunman said she reported his violence against women and possession of illegal firearms to police years ago but was ignored. businessinsider.com/ex-ne…
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My last trip gun shopping left me alarmed and not wanting to step foot into a firearms store again.

I've been looking for some parts for my Glock for a while and decided to check with some of my local gun dealers to see if they had anything in stock.

The first shop I visited is the same one I purchased the gun from in the first place. It's a smaller shop, but it has a good selection and knowledgable staff. This particular visit the store was rather crowded and I had to wait to be helped.

While I waited the two gentlemen in front of me were haggling over the price of a gun that one of them was trying to sell to the other. I'm not paying too much attention to them as I wait, but then the potential purchaser asks if he can see the gun again. The seller sets the gun case down on the counter, opens it up, and pulls out a pistol. He releases the magazine from the firearm and I can see that it was loaded. After he does this I am watching and expecting him to check the chamber. He does not.

He is still haggling with the guy over price and as he explains his position he is animatedly wa

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We cannot allow the normalization of firearms at protests to continue washingtonpost.com/opinio…
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PM Trudeau announces federal ban on assault-style firearms in Canada ctvnews.ca/mobile/politic…
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Tell Me How This Is Not Terrorism | People with firearms forced the civil government of the state of Michigan to shut itself down. esquire.com/news-politics…
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Took my dad shooting at the range the other day. This is his first time shooting a firearm in 20 years; since his days in the Bangladeshi Army, and his days of bird hunting as a kid with my grandfather and great grandfather, in the mangroves of the Sundarbans. His face lit up. Happy Saturday folks.
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Final attack against Liberal firearm ban employs tough talk in court doc ipolitics.ca/2020/08/07/f…
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Justin Trudeau’s Assault-Rifle Ban Could Cost Gun Sellers Hundreds of Millions: Firearms retailers says the ban will decimate their industry and are lobbying gun owners to vote Conservative in the next election. vice.com/en_ca/article/pk…
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If I'm a tourist visiting America who has never handled a firearm before, can I still go to a shooting range, receive instruction on weapons handling, and shoot at targets for fun?

I didn't think this would get so many positive responses. Like I said to a few people, it was a hypothetical question for when and if ever I visit the US.

But, seeing as how the activity seems fairly straightforward to set up, it's definitely going on the to-do list.

Thanks for all the info!

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Walmart removes firearms, ammunition from floor display as protests rage in U.S reuters.com/article/us-mi…
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Day 24 of firearms history
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Do police officers carry firearms in Europe?
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A Group Called Black Guns Matter is Teaching Black Americans how to use firearms businessinsider.com/black…
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Cops should be forced to follow the same firearm regulations as the citizens of their given state.

Either regulate the cops or deregulate the citizens.

Thoughts on the idea?

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Liberal Firearm Training
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TIL: Point-blank range does not mean extremely close range. It means any distance over which a certain firearm can hit a target without the need to compensate for bullet drop. wikipedia.org/wiki/Point-…
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Firearms on the proper subreddit.
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Samuel Colt’s 1836 invention for advancing the cylinder of a revolving firearm by cocking the hammer. gfycat.com/acclaimedhilar…
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My first year as a firearms owner has been a blast! So I present to you my hidden gun lounge. "Shooters Corner"
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[Ranaan] DeAndre Baker is being prosecuted on four counts of robbery with a firearm, per Broward State attorney Mike Satz. if convicted, mandatory minimum 10 years and up to life in state prison. twitter.com/JordanRaanan/…
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Skull fracture from a bean bag round to the head. The term “non-lethal force” needs to be removed from the lexicon. Any weapon that fires a projectile at a high rate of speed is a lethal firearm. Stop shooting at unarmed civilians. Sincerely, an exhausted healthcare provider.
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Welcome to Australia, where everyone that's ever served in Defence gets a White Card from Veterans Affairs, and posession of said white card means you need to prove psychological stability to possess a firearm. But the average civilian doesn't need to.
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NY Senate Passes Untraceable Firearms Act - Will ban 80%'s, unserialized home builds as well as being able to build your own - Now going to NY Assembly for vote nysenate.gov/newsroom/pre…
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TIL that weapons manufacturer Remington produces an 8-gauge shotgun called the Master Blaster. It's classified as an "industrial tool" rather than a firearm, being used to blast away built-up materials within rotary kilns from a distance. ballisticmag.com/2018/12/…
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Man have firearms. Legends have nerf guns an vacuum cleaner.
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U.S. Ambassador to Iceland wanted to carry firearm while visiting the country. He also asked for an armoured car and a stab-proof vest cbsnews.com/news/controve…
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New firearm owner as of 3 months ago. New SRA member of a few minutes ago. Howdy, comrades.
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Restrictive gun policies are associated with reductions in firearm deaths. States that have the most restrictive combination of (i) "child access prevention" laws, (ii) "right-to-carry" laws, and (iii) "stand-your-ground" laws are estimated to have 11% fewer firearm deaths. pnas.org/content/early/20…
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Le' Interest in Historical Firearms has arrived
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The tube of metal should not be harder to get than a firearm. #repealtheNFA sandman K and Langdon LTT.
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Not a current gun owner - 4th time at a range and renting/testing a new firearm each time - P10C is my favorite so far
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"I want to practice firearms more" - Towa-sama
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McCloskey Neighbors Condemn Gun-wielding: "We condemn the behavior of anyone who uses threats of violence, especially through the brandishing of firearms, to disrupt peaceful protest, whether it be in this neighborhood or anywhere in the United States," the letter, signed by 38 residents, reads. kmov.com/news/mccloskey-c…
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What happens when the Chief Firearms Officer is actually on the gun owner’s side?

Saskatchewan has just appointed a very pro-gun CFO. What does this really mean? What is within the CFO’s discretion?

And more importantly, what happens if the CFO fails to do things they’re supposed to? Such as not issuing revocations at all. Or showing up to S.74 hearings and just telling the judge “I have no case here, you should cancel the revocation.”

What happens if the province and the CFO work together to avoid enforcing any new regulations?

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Unsecured firearms, c’mon ya’ll.
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Found this stock at an antique store. Anyone able to identify the firearm it belongs to?
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First stamp and first firearm since moving to a free state.
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AITA for not telling me new roommates that I own firearms?

I live in an off campus college apartment. I’ve been living here for 2 academic years and going into my last year. Every year I’ve gotten new random roommates, the apartment management assigns based on a survey. My new roommate moved in around May 15th for the Summer semester and will be living with me for the upcoming academic year. I will also have 2 other roommates that will be moving in mid August.

On Thursday, I was dry firing my Glock. Basically aiming, pressing trigger, chambering, with some dummy rounds and he knocks on my bedroom door. I put it in my safe and open the door. He ends up asking me if that was a gun (he heard the trigger pulls and chambering even though my door was closed) and I told him that it was. I open the box and show him. At this point, he’s pissed off that I didn’t tell him and hasn’t talked to me since the situation. We were pretty cool before and would always talk, but now he’s just staying in his room. He hasn’t really said whether he minds or not or

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Biden’s gun control plan is terrible for working class firearm owners washingtonpost.com/outloo…
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The APS underwater assault rifle (APS stands for Avtomat Podvodny Spetsialnyy or "Special Underwater Assault Rifle"), is an underwater firearm designed by the Soviet Union. The APS fires a 120 mm (4.75 in) long 5.66 mm calibre steel bolt.
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1st time gun owner. Remmington r1 1911 was my choice. Finished firearm safety class yesterday and had some range time for breakfast this morning before work.
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Joe Biden promises to "enact legislation to prohibit all online sales of firearms, ammunition, kits, and gun parts"
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After getting lost in the mail, my F1 Firearms 5" rail and F1 skeletonized grip are finally here. They fit the build perfectly. ( TM MWS GBB, TM Agency Arms G34)
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