Police Hope To Save Lives Using ‘Less Lethal’ Gun

Police Hope To Save Lives Using ‘Less Lethal’ Gun


THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO TRY TO REPLACE THEM. LIVE AT WHITE ROCK TRAIL, BRITTANY JEFFERS, CBS11 NEWS SAVING LIVES WITH A GUN. THAT IS WHAT A NORTH TEXAS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS HOPING TO DO WITH SOME NEW FIREARMS AND SPECIAL AMMO. JEFF PAUL WITH THIS CBS 11 EXCLUSIVE. Reporter: IT LOOKS TOY BUT IT IS THE REAL DEAL. IT IS THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE POLICE OFFICERS. EACH SHIFT, INSTEAD OF THE NORMAL LETHAL SHOTGUN, SEVERAL PATROL OFFICERS ARE NOW CARRYING THESE LESS THAN LETHAL SHOTGUNS AND SUPER SOFT AMMO ROUNDS THAT ARE FILLED WITH SMALL METAL PELLETS. IT WILL NOT FEEL GOOD AT ALL. IT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO QUIT WHAT YOU ARE DOING. IT IS DIFFERENT FROM BEING BACKGROUNDS. SERGEANT ANTHONY HOGAN SAYS THE NEW TECHNOLOGY USES TRADITIONAL SHOTGUN SHELLS, MAKING IT INCREDIBLY MORE ACCURATE. THE ROUND IS CLEAR AND LABELED SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT IS INSIDE BEFORE YOU LOAD THE WEAPON WHICH IS ALSO LABELED AND COLORED A CERTAIN WAY. WHEN YOU FIRE YOUR GUN, THERE IS NOT ANY CONFUSION. UNLIKE TASERS, WHICH CARRY A MAXIMUM DISTANCE OF 25 FEET. THE LESS THAN LETHAL GUNS ARE UTILIZED IN SITUATIONS WHERE DEADLY FORCE WOULD BE JUSTIFIED. YOU COULD GET A BROKEN BONE BUT IT IS BETTER THAN BEING SHOT AND THAT. Reporter: OFFICERS SAY IT IS ONE MORE TOOL THEY’RE HOPING HELPS THEM BETTER PROTECT AND SERVE. THIS GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO NOT ONLY SAFELY SEND OUR OFFICERS HOME EVERY NIGHT BUT IT ALSO GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE A GUY INTO CUSTODY WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF INJURY. WE CAN GET THEM THE HELP THAT THEY NEED. Reporter: IN GRAND PRAIRIE, AND JEFF PAUL, CBS11 NEWS.

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  1. Criminals are going to know they won’t die, they will feel like there’s less repercussions and will also be shooting at the cops with live ammo, you think they give a fuck it makes it more dangerous for the cops it’s cool the police are trying to save lives and stuff but you’re disarming the police, which makes it easier to disarm civilians, if people think the cops shldnt have it then they will just as easily say why do the civilians need it? And the govt will find it “reasonable” to make the civilians equal to the police or them see what’s going on, and this is because the police are under scrutiny for the actions of some murderous pigs most people who work with anything potentially hazardous don’t go to work hoping to take ones life

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