We’re told over and over again that police officers are highly trained professionals, who are sufficiently proficient with their weapons. However, many of them don’t seem to act that way. Being a great shot at the shooting range doesn’t necessarily mean that a cop isn’t a complete idiot.
Take 23-year-old Officer Brady Bratt from Des Moines, Iowa. Last Wednesday he admitted to his superior officer that he accidentally discharged his weapon in an airport. How did he manage to do that you might ask? Was there a friendly service dog nearby? Did someone call for help? No, not this time. He was merely practicing his quick draw skills.
You read that right. A police officer decided that it was completely appropriate to practice his quick draw, in an airport with a loaded gun. Apparently he “unknowingly had his finger on the trigger.” The bullet managed to pass through a hallway before it was stopped, and fortunately nobody was hurt.
It’s baffling to think that someone who is supposedly so highly trained would ever consider this a good idea. And yet, it kind of makes sense. After all, if you or I did this we would be thrown in jail without hesitation. This guy will probably just get a slap on the wrist and go back to work. It’s easy to be stupid when there aren’t any real consequences.
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