Double Tapping

Most defensive firearm instructors will tell you to fire two shots at your target in rapid succession. This technique is known as a double tap and it seems somebody operating the United States drone fleet has taken this concept to a new and absurd level:

NYU student Josh Begley is tweeting every reported U.S. drone strike since 2002, and the feed highlights a disturbing tactic employed by the U.S. that is widely considered a war crime.

Known as the “double tap,” the tactic involves bombing a target multiple times in relatively quick succession, meaning that the second strike often hits first responders.

In a self-defense situation double tapping is a method of compensating for the generally anemic ballistics of handgun cartridges. I’m not sure what practical aspect double tapping somebody with a $68,000 Hellfire missile has other than posing a threat to first responders and therefore generating a great deal of justifiable animosity and hatred towards the United States.

In a rather ironic twist the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has something to say about double tapping in regards to explosive ordinance:

A 2007 report by the Homeland Security Institute called double taps a “favorite tactic of Hamas” and the FBI considers it a tactic employed by terrorists.

The more you fight the enemy the more you become the enemy.