Monday, February 20, 2012

How to shoot yourself in the foot

Carry your weapon like a wanker- that is, violate the 'never point the fucker at anything you DO NOT wish to destroy' rule.

13 comments:

Andrei said...

Penis envy at work

KG said...

Ah yes, our well-trained, expert Plod at work....

Anonymous said...

Police officers and firearms. Two dangerous objects that should never come into physical contact with one another.

Oii said...

Hmmmm Looks like Google have fucked up yet another thing. I cant post a reply using google now without having a blog of my own, for some reason.


Anyway - moving right along.
Police officers and firearms. Two dangerous objects that should never come into physical contact with one another.

What an asinine comment. Do you want the only people armed to be criminals then?

And as for the location of the Bushmasters, its obviously the position the webbing is designed to locate the weapon when at rest.
Of course any cop would rather the muzzle was pointing at a member of the public [or anywhere else, for that matter] rather than at part of his own anatomy, but hey - as everyone knows, any member of one of the Services is a disposable unit and easily replaced.

KG said...

If I had webbing which located a weapon in that position the answer would be simple..don't use the webbing.

Oswald Bastable said...

This is a training issue. A few hours of running in circle with the rifle over the head will develop a permanent awareness of the muzzle's direction.

Oi said...

Mmmmm

I freely admit that having the muzzle pointed in the direction of ones foot is undesirable, but to put it in perspective, how many have shot themselves?

Oswald Bastable said...

Section 1(b) of the Arms Code- rule two...

Oi said...

Mmm
Seems to me that in a highly built up area where there is no safe direction - such as the one depicted - the cops are doing just that.
As I said elsewhere, if it was me there, personally I would rather someone else got shot or copped an inevitable ricochet in the event of a discharge

Oswald Bastable said...

I'm sure someone senior has already put the chap straight on this matter!

Anonymous said...

It does leave both hands free to write a ticket though.

Right Wing Theocrat said...

That's a lot of guns for each officer, i thought NZ was supposed to be a gun free utopia with magic fairies and colorful rainbows because of your gun control laws.

So why would the coppers need guns, surely the gun control laws stopped the crims from having them, no?

They have in Australia, well apart from the muslim gangs from the middle east shooting the crap out of the place every other night with impunity. Just don't mention those, we're chanting kumbaya and reaching for the pillows to cover our heads until they get tired and just go away. That and passing more gun control laws, which the police admit won't really work but will pass anyway. Go figure.

I suppose those tough, tough, tough, back-breaking laws are meant to deter any of the victims and ordinary folk sick and tired of the flying bullets from defending themselves with their own guns, that's the worst possible outcome, sheep shrugging off their soft wool, the horror!

Oi said...

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/6500860/Soldier-shot-in-leg-at-Linton-army-camp