This is one of those stories that is almost too sick to believe, but unfortunately like most of the news lately this one is very real.
Law Enforcement Targets, Inc., the company that supplies the Department of Homeland Security, TSA, and the Department of Defense with Shooting Targets, has a sick new product for law enforcement agencies. The product replaces traditional shooting targets with images of pregnant women and schoolchildren.
Law Enforcement Targets newest line of targets, called “no hesitation” targets, depict images of pregnant women, elderly men & women, and school yard children holding guns. The targets are said to help law enforcement officials pull the trigger on unusual targets. The company explains it by saying; the shooting targets are intended to “help the transition for officers who are faced with these highly unusual targets for the first time.”
The series of targets contains targets, titled Pregnant Woman, Older Man 1, Older Man 2, Older Woman, Young Mother, Young Girl, and Little Brother.
Are these targets really meant to help officers, or are they part of a program to desensitize police and government officials?