PHIL COSTIGAN IN THE MORNING 6A - 10A
There's a movement to do away with the black silhouette paper targets that are used at shooting ranges and police training academies because of perceived "trigger bias."
Studies conducted at the University of Illinois on this "trigger bias" found that when shown a realistic human target, shooters were more likely to pull the trigger when the target was black. Shooters weren't just faster to shoot at black targets, there were also said to be more likely to fire at a black target.
The #NoMoreBlackTargets campaign has a simple goal: to eliminate the use of human targets for people learning to shoot--in police academies, on shooting ranges, or anywhere someone is learning to use a firearm.
The movement is trying to reinvent targets through art and creativity. What do you think of this study and the concept of changing the targets?