A New York state senator from Harlem (the minority leader, in fact), in an attempt to prevent future accidental police shootings, such as that of Amadou Diallo, has proposed legislation (again… and again…) to require police officers to shooting to wound, instead of shooting to kill.
As many others (hat tip) have already stated, teaching a police officer, or anyone in a position to need to use a firearm for self-defense, to get fancy and try to shoot at anything besides center-of-mass is the quickest way to end up dead.
Oh, and did I mention that the senator is blind? This, of course, makes him uniquely qualified to dictate how officers should handle firearms. Not to mention how such presumptuousness makes one a excellent candidate to be Lieutenant Governor of New York — he’s Democrat Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s running mate.