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What happened to Tennessee v. Gardner?

What's the justification for using deadly force against a fleeing criminal who poses a limited threat to the public? Now mind you, I don't personally care if they shoot them ALL, but I remember having a major shift in policy come down about twenty years ago, telling us that we could only shoot at fleeing rapists, murderers, armed robbers, etc, and could NOT use deadly force against auto theft, b&e, simple larceny, etc. Of course, in all cases we were supposed to run them down if we could... ...but what's with these thirty-inch Wingmasters? Are they going duck hunting? I'm sure the COs would do far better (and be more comfortable) with slug-barrelled shotguns, rifle sights, and an alternate load of slugs and #4 buckshot.


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