1. wilkoroger:

    everydaygun:

    wilkoroger:

    everydaygun:

    arienreign:

    Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
    http://www.dailydot.com/news/darrien-hunt-shot-by-police-while-cosplaying/

    I’ve never really understood or been compelled to understand the appeal of cosplay personally. The idea of walking around dressed up as a fictional character in public has given me many reasons for pause in the past, and potential misunderstandings with the public or police is one of them, however I think this case is indicative of a much larger issue. Police seem to have forgotten for the most part, their responsibility to try and de-escalate and diffuse situations, opting more often than not, for a permanent solution to someones temporary lack of compliance (if any). De-esceleation is not only a responsibility of citizens, but police as well, it’s shouldn’t have taken more than 3 seconds to realize that a toy isn’t a weapon, and that someone facing away from you wielding one … isn’t even remotely a threat. 

    Autopsy reporting posterior entry wounds was privately contacted by the family of the deceased. As well, LE reserve the right to self defense. As a civilian I would not take the time to differentiate a toy sword from a real sword because it is still an object that could be used as a weapon to inflict death or great bodily harm. Same as a baseball bat. Regardless, even if entry wounds are posterior the common explanation would be fire from a cover officer.

    I agree that police have a right to self defense, just the same as everyone else, however I would argue that they have a heightened responsibility to at least attempt a non lethal resolution before going lethal. Most civilians don’t carry half the less lethal options a common leo is carrying. In addition the reporting on his encounter just as pretty much every police encounter has been muddied, there are just as many sources saying the shots were anterior as there were posterior, so there’s no way to comment on that definitively unfortunately with the state of  media right now. However the fact still remains that yet another innocent man has been shot because police mistook a toy for a weapon and reacted without time for de-escalation and I think that as citizens that is something we need to be much more aware of and vocal about in our community.

    If he lunged, it’s a good shoot. It’s a bad practice to go with non lethal or intermediate weapons when facing a lethal weapon.

    I can agree with that, if he lunged then yes id day the shooting was justified, but again from what I’ve seen reported he didn’t and the “weapon” was sheathed which, for me at least, establishes the precedent for non lethal. But again it’s unlikely well ever get cut and dry facts to know what really happened.

     
  2. vanillacts:

    The Record Breaker : Devin Hester scored his 20th return touchdown, breaking Deion Sanders’ record for career return TDs. D.Hester 62 yd. punt return.

    NFL history last night, I never thought I’d see a better return man than Deion Sanders but it’s looking that way. 

     
  3. idavemoore:

    New way I just learned to clear a double feed, maybe you’ve learned this already, but I haven’t. I learned this by mistake actually, but it seems to work pretty well! Longer video on the YouTubes!!!
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    #doublefeed #malfunction #glock #glock22 #glockgen4 #youtube #lefty #hawaiian #ohio #beard #gunporn #igguns #igmilitia #igmilitiaoh #molonlabe #3per #3pmilitia #3pmilitiaoh #defendthesecond #secondamendment #2a #2ndamendment #threeper #threepercenter #dtom #nra

    Damn that looked pretty effective lol nice. Would definitely be good for competition, might want to include the rack in “real life” training because I have seen a round get so jammed up that the inertia of the mag strip doesn’t completely dislodge it. But either way nice vid and a good technique. 

     
     
  4. wilkoroger:

    everydaygun:

    arienreign:

    Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
    http://www.dailydot.com/news/darrien-hunt-shot-by-police-while-cosplaying/

    I’ve never really understood or been compelled to understand the appeal of cosplay personally. The idea of walking around dressed up as a fictional character in public has given me many reasons for pause in the past, and potential misunderstandings with the public or police is one of them, however I think this case is indicative of a much larger issue. Police seem to have forgotten for the most part, their responsibility to try and de-escalate and diffuse situations, opting more often than not, for a permanent solution to someones temporary lack of compliance (if any). De-esceleation is not only a responsibility of citizens, but police as well, it’s shouldn’t have taken more than 3 seconds to realize that a toy isn’t a weapon, and that someone facing away from you wielding one … isn’t even remotely a threat. 

    Autopsy reporting posterior entry wounds was privately contacted by the family of the deceased. As well, LE reserve the right to self defense. As a civilian I would not take the time to differentiate a toy sword from a real sword because it is still an object that could be used as a weapon to inflict death or great bodily harm. Same as a baseball bat. Regardless, even if entry wounds are posterior the common explanation would be fire from a cover officer.

    I agree that police have a right to self defense, just the same as everyone else, however I would argue that they have a heightened responsibility to at least attempt a non lethal resolution before going lethal. Most civilians don’t carry half the less lethal options a common leo is carrying. In addition the reporting on his encounter just as pretty much every police encounter has been muddied, there are just as many sources saying the shots were anterior as there were posterior, so there’s no way to comment on that definitively unfortunately with the state of  media right now. However the fact still remains that yet another innocent man has been shot because police mistook a toy for a weapon and reacted without time for de-escalation and I think that as citizens that is something we need to be much more aware of and vocal about in our community.

     
  5. americana-plus:

    Germany, Bavaria, Munich,

    Oktoberfest, Typical Food Platter.

    fuckin yum

    (via arcticsnoman)

     
  6. arienreign:

    Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
    http://www.dailydot.com/news/darrien-hunt-shot-by-police-while-cosplaying/

    I’ve never really understood or been compelled to understand the appeal of cosplay personally. The idea of walking around dressed up as a fictional character in public has given me many reasons for pause in the past, and potential misunderstandings with the public or police is one of them, however I think this case is indicative of a much larger issue. Police seem to have forgotten for the most part, their responsibility to try and de-escalate and diffuse situations, opting more often than not, for a permanent solution to someones temporary lack of compliance (if any). De-esceleation is not only a responsibility of citizens, but police as well, it’s shouldn’t have taken more than 3 seconds to realize that a toy isn’t a weapon, and that someone facing away from you wielding one … isn’t even remotely a threat. 

    (via 12gauge-ghost)

     
  7. surprise-adoption:

    my kind of skyrim

    I need this in my life

    (via cadetartemis)

     
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  9. Might be a Bama fan, but I’m a K-State fan tonight. Roll Snyde!

     

  10. everydaygun:

    This shit is ridiculous and keeps getting worse. As a life long football fan and a die hard Cards fan I’ll be the first to say, suspend Dwyer without pay till his trial, if he’s innocent great of not, immediate indefinite suspension. Don’t wait till you loose hotel and beer sponsorships that’s pathetic.

    Yeah and you won’t hear Goodell say shit because apparently he’s disappeared of the face of the earth.

    (via revengeofthemudbutt)