In a rural area maybe. In our Democrat urban violence ridden vertical cities NO. Bullets will end up somewhere, could be disastrous policy.
If a cop pointing a gun and yelling at you is not enough to stop, you need something more direct than a warning shot. Then the officer safety comes in, as he makes pains to fire his shot in a safe direction, he opens himself up to the perp!
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