Citizens who cause public unrest are more likely to be shot by police. The police are trained to use aggressive tactics in situations of tension, a technique that, unfortunately and all-too-frequently erupts into shooting innocent individuals (and unfortunate bystanders who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.)
The police should only use guns to deal with criminals with guns that are too far away to tazer if peoples lives are in danger. Or instead of using real ammunition they can use rubber bullets that will cause them pain but not kill them so they can close in on them and arrest them while they are in pain. The pain will cause them to drop their gun and before they can get it back the police can close in and arrest them.
Police have been trained to be intimidating and to shoot first and ask questions later. Rather than looking to protect and serve, modern day police officers see themselves as gods who are supposed to get rid of the "scum" in society. This is not why we have police and something needs to change.
They completely take advantage of their power, this is a deadly weapon, one shot and your dead beating sticks and pepper spray are enough! Too many innocent dead by our own protection team!! I feel frightened more by the police than by anyone! Because they are the only ones walking around with these weapons attached to their belts!
The police use guns too frequently to deal with unruly citizens, drawing them even when the situation does not warrant a gun. The best they can do is use a taser in such scenarios. Guns portray a violent police force that is out of touch with the citizens. I think they should be trained on community policing.