Law Enforcement Training, a company based in Minnesota, recently admitted that targets depicting pregnant women holding guns were "requested" by law enforcement agencies.
Blaine Cooper of PrisonPlanetLive.com called the company and asked why they provided shooting targets of pregnant women, children and elderly people (audio below).
According to InfoWars.com, Cooper was told that the target showing a pregnant woman was a “requested law enforcement target for training.”
The Law Enforcement Training representative refused to answer why police would be interested in training to shoot pregnant women, but said: “Unfortunately our world is made up of people, pregnant or otherwise, that are gun owners not for the right reasons."
The Law Enforcement Training representative refused to give her name and eventually accused Cooper of being “angry.”
“Could you understand why I’m upset if the government is trying to make targets to kill citizens. I don’t feel that’s right,” Cooper responded.
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Besides business from police departments, Law Enforcement Training reportedly received almost $2 million in contracts from the Department of Homeland Security.
The controversial targets are labeled as “non traditional” threats. These targets include a pregnant woman in a nursery, a mother in a school playground and a little boy. The targets can be seen on the company's website.
Law Enforcement Training claims that their targets help police override “hesitation on the part of cops when deadly force is required on subjects with atypical age, frailty or condition,” and to “break that stereotype on the range, regardless of how slim the chances are of encountering a real life scenario that involves a child, pregnant woman, etc.”
Law Enforcement Training was slammed by Facebook users after it issued a statement defending its business.
In response to the targets, retired Houston police officer T.F. Stern recently told TheMoralLiberal.com: “There’s something wrong, seriously wrong here. If we start to desensitize law enforcement officers, have them disregard humanity, to feel nothing’s wrong in shooting a pregnant lady or an old man with a shotgun inside his own home…then what kind of society have we become?"
"How will police officers react after they no longer believe they are part of the society which they have been charged with policing, when they have become used to shooting pregnant ladies and old men?”