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Biden Says Cops Need To Be Retrained To Shoot Without Using Deadly Force

Washington, DC – President Joe Biden blasted law enforcement tactics and suggested police should just shoot violent felons someplace less deadly during a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day breakfast in the nation’s capital on Monday.

President Biden addressed the National Action Network’s (NAN) MLK Day breakfast on Jan. 16 and went after police tactics in his speech.

He appeared to joined the prolific anti-police call for officers to shoot armed and violent felons in the arms or the legs instead of in a more deadly location.

“We have to retrain cops,” the President said. “Why should you always shoot with deadly force? The fact is if you need to use your weapon, you don’t have to do that.”

Police officers are trained to shoot for center mass when they find themselves in a situation that requires the use of deadly force.

President Biden also made a veiled threat to gun owners in his speech.

“I love my right-wing friends talking about how the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots,” he said. “If you want to take on the federal government, you need some F-15s. You don’t need an AR-15.”

Social media went wild after President Biden’s remarks were posted.

President Biden and the Reverend Al Sharpton both spoke at the breakfast honoring Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California), Gray News reported.

Written by
Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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