In the hands of police, a gun can be a potent deterrent. In extreme circumstances it can also be the instrument of death. The 1980s saw Australia embroiled in a bloody war with armed criminals that led to reprisal killings and an unprecedented escalation of fear and violence on both sides. From 1986 to 1996, Victorian Police shot and killed 30 people. Criminals retaliated by executing two police officers, sending shockwaves through law enforcement, legal and political circles. Trigger Point takes us deep inside police culture in search of answers to the tragic chain of events set in motion when officers use firearms against the citizens they are sworn to protect. Featuring never-before-seen footage and emotional testimony from officers who made the split-second decision to shoot and have never spoken publicly, this two-part series offers a rare and engrossing insight into the consequences of strapping on a gun as part of your daily routine.