Using the FBI's category of 'justifiable homicide' (defined at the link) Steyn found that last year, cops killed 410 Americans.
Not a big number? Compared to what?
By comparison, for the years 2012 and 2013 in England and Wales:
No fatal police shootings.In the Netherlands:
The average for the last 35 years is three dead and 15 injured.In Germany, a nation of 80 million people, police in 2011 fatally shot six persons. In Denmark, police shot 11 people in 11 years,...
Steyn also mentions that in Germany, the cops expended a grand total of 85 bullets last year (in confrontations with the public.) And German cops utilize the "warning shot."
So about those full-auto M16A2's.......compared to what?