Thomas Sowell is one of my heroes, but I’ve never known him to comment on guns or shooting until now.
Even within a range of 6 feet or less, the police miss more often than they hit — 57 percent of the shots at that distance miss and 43 percent hit.
As you might expect, there are even fewer hits at longer distances. At 75 feet — which is less than the distance from first base to second base — only 7 percent of the shots hit.
Moreover, just because a shot has hit does not mean that it is now safe to stop shooting.
Sowell wastes not a single word while offering more perspective than an entire flock of regular journalists.