Trigger Happy Deaf Cop

A Tale suitable for the ONLY ONE File (Click Link)

“During a traffic stop late one night I screwed my .40cal into the ear of a young man….”

To paraphrase Forrest Gump: Message Boards are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”

They are definitely excellent entertainment-portions of which should grace this blog more frequently.

Today’s submission comes from a Yahoo Group called “Snubby” for snubnosed revolvers.

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Glock HiJinks-Negligent Discharge

Negligent discharge because of operator failure to perform proper and frequent equipment inspections.

Wear marks in the various pictures indicate this holster should have been removed from service or refitted sometime previous to this ND (discharge).

Another lucky camper.

As Sgt. Esterhaus famously said on Hill St. Blues: ” Let’s be careful out there!”

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Tantalizing Excerpt:

The victim says:
“What the hell was that?!?” she said. It took me a half a second to realize that my gun had just gone off…on my hip…in its holster.

My wife and I had just finished breakfast at our favorite café and got into the car.

Me being the passenger, I rotated my torso to the left to fasten my seatbelt like I always do. When I straightened again, my Glock 19 discharged, blowing a 9mm hole through my pants, underwear, the leather seat and bottom of the car’s door frame.

The bullet nicked my hip, but the wound is nothing a bandage couldn’t cover

Why The Gun Is Civilization. (via the munchkin wrangler.)

Okay, all you Major Caudill Fans, here is a reformated version of the original article by the original author-one Marko Kloos.

Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it.In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a va … Read More

via the munchkin wrangler.

Police Violate Open Carry Law

Again I admire the spunk of open carry advocates.

But I do wish they would be better prepared for their (inevitable) encounters.

These Peace Officers decided to conduct a “felony stop” which gives them wide latitude in the use of force whether they are right or wrong.

This kid could have gotten killed.

Nuclear Power Hysteria??

(A John Jacob H Commentary)

Frank W. James notes the nuclear power hysteria emanating from the Japanese debacle seems to be generated by a cadre of anonymous commentators. CLICK LINK HERE

I am not sure if I qualify as hysterical enough or anonymous enough for Mr. James purpose but I certainly number myself as among those who always believed nuclear power was essentially a niche technology most useful in limited applications.

Send an aircraft carrier around the world three or four times without refueling? Nuclear is definitely the way to go.

Go under a polar ice cap in a submarine? Nuclear is clearly the technology of choice.

Travel to Pluto and beyond with a robot satellite? Definitely only the best onboard nuclear power plant will do.

But it is doubtful even the perfection of the holy grail of “cold fusion” will ever efficiently power our vehicles- planes, trains or automobiles.

Certainly land based nuclear fission power plants along with their eco-wacko cousins-wind turbine farms- share one mutual fatal flaw: they are central command-and-control facilities dependent on a small corps of highly trained, highly paid technicians whose main goal in life is to make sure you get a bill every month for their service.

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Mary Shepard In Her Own Words


Mary Shepard joins an elite group of women who will no longer tolerate thuggery mandated by Government Regulatory Fiat.

She makes her case in her own words in a video from her home in Illinois.
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From the description on the Youtube Page:

Mary had taken 5 different firearms training courses. She held two concealed carry permits from two states.
She would have been carrying a gun to defend herself had IL allowed it.
This is her story.

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None of this is new, of course. It is almost literally the same story told by a new member of an exclusive club we all hope we will never join.

For those who missed previous episodes, a small….tiny selection of some stories from memory lane:

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And, of course, not all women are available to tell their story:

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Yesterday’s Car Of The Future

Imagine a car engine with 60 moving parts, no radiator, no need for an oil change, capable of burning any fuel from alcohol to diesel to peanut oil.

Chrysler did.

Years ago.

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Chicago Tribune Reporter Field Dresses Deer


Credit where credit is due. Real hunting – two Chicago Tribune reporters take to the field and gun hunt their own venison.

They quickly understood the observation hunters have made for many years, to wit: Hunting is the most natural, organic, “sustainable” way to eat meat.

After several trips into the woods with no success, one reporter nevertheless volunteers to help skin, clean and butcher another hunter’s deer.

Yes, some would consider the video content graphic and may not wish to watch.

Youtube video description:

Chicago Tribune staff reporters Monica Eng and Barbara Brotman go on their first hunting expedition for deer, where they learn how to properly track, kill and butcher their prey. (Viewer discretion is advised)