We have to assume there are more situations like it. How many of the unarmed people killed by police officers could have been gifted with extremity wounds? Even if only a few, those are a few more people who could have lived to commit crimes another day. What about the flip side of the coin? These are inherently dangerous situations where people, (sometimes with very little training and even less experience) now suddenly find themselves seeking to ensure compliance in non-life threatening ways with weapons that can kill. Here in NYC, cops hit 9 bystanders when trying to hit their target a few years ago. Most of the cops had never fired a gun at a human before. Most cops everywhere have never fired a gun before. I’ve been well trained and have done the simulations. I have no clue how I’d do if / when confronted with a SHTF situation in real life. And that’s part of the reason I’m deeply skeptical of allowing cops to take warning shots. It’s not that the people they kill may have a better chance. It’s that the people they don’t take shots out now may join the list of dead.