Hey Kriq Sa, I REALLY sympathize with your frustration. I believe there should be way more culpability for LEO and I believe civil review should be mandatory. Human nature being what it is, nobody should be trusted to police themselves - certainly not cops! That said, I think you are wrong here. I'll echo what a lot of others with weapons training have already said: Hitting a moving target in a limb with a hand gun is a tall order. Like most everyone, your perceptions regarding weapons have been heavily influenced by Hollywood. Any type of weapons training be it civilian, police or military always emphasize that you should NEVER attempt to shoot to wound a moving target who is threatening you. This is because of real-life limits of weapon accuracy and realistic shooting skill. You similarly over-estimate the ability of a LEO to safely disarm someone with knife - even a woman with a screw driver. Again, your perception is clouded by Hollywood. Even if the officer can successfully do it 99% of the time (doubtful), that means they have a 1% chance of being killed. Take a pair of ten-sided role-playing dice and give them a roll. If they both come up zero, you're dead. Care to take those odds? An unarmed police force in a country where every citizen may own firearms? Completely impractical. This is coming from a person who has a very low opinion of the average LEO. I think a lot of them are brainless bullies. I think there is way too much trust of them and that they should be held way more accountable than they are and by civil authority. But they absolutely have to be able to defend themselves in a realistic manner. I suggest you do some research on self-defense, both armed and unarmed. You'll find its nothing like Hollywood.