Otherwise, innocent people might get hurt.
Off duty cop gets into gun fight with a criminal (under shady circumstances), shoots criminal in the hand and also hits innocent woman in the head.
We're told by the gun controllers/banners that police officers have super duper elite training that makes them the only ones qualified to carry a gun. We're also told that gun-carrying, permit holding citizens are just a bunch of wannabe Dirty Harrys who will fill the streets with the blood of innocent bystanders.
But the facts are clear: 11% of police shootings kill an innocent person - about 2% of shootings by citizens kill an innocent person.
Calif. DA: Police killing of bystander justified
Police: Wounded bystander probably shot by deputy