I took both pictures at ground zero on November 11, 2004. A bit over three years after the attack, and the whole area was still in shambles. The feeling was (and I’m sure still is) very eerie there. Around the entire perimeter every so often there were groups of tactical looking NYPD officers with rifles (AR-15 pattern.. but could have been M4′s, I’m not sure) and German shepherds that were all business.
Somehow I doubt this is an application video for “Arab Top Shot”:
That right there is some good old fashioned stupidity. Can anyone translate what they are saying?
I love when people re-purpose items rather than just throwing them in the garbage. Tom Schaefer did exactly that with an old computer hard drive, by removing the magnet and screwing it into the wall for quick access to his handgun:
Tom’s blog – HERE
If I was planning on removing the gun on a regular basis i’d definitely put a piece of plastic ( cut out of a milk jug? ) or something over top of the magnet before I screwed it down, so it wouldn’t scratch the gun.
There are a couple of commercial options available when it comes to gun magnets:
But I’d still make my own, considering FREE beats $20 – $30 any day.
In the gun community there seems to be opposing viewpoints on whether or not the gun will become magnetized and possibly induce failure. I have no personal experience on the topic, but I don’t think it would be out of the realm of possibility for some parts to become magnetized and collect bits of lead and other metallic dust we are used to cleaning out of our dirty pistols. The idea of that doesn’t really thrill me, but I’d have to try it out for myself to see if it actually is an issue.
Orlando, FL – Waterbridge Elementary school was less than 100 yards away from the strangely-placed toy. The scene took on an almost comical tone as a real bomb robot faced off against what turned out to be a Hasbro toy robot called Butterscotch that sells for about $350.
Full story – HERE
The detonation of the pony is at 56 seconds! ( It felt wrong to type that LOL )
The above picture was taken by the LA Times at a community meeting in the aftermath of a shooting where police shot a Guatemalan immigrant who had threatened passersby and officers with a knife, and refused repeated commands to drop the weapon. (Source)
Has that guy forgot about the 1992 riots? If you got rid of police all together in a city like Los Angeles, it would be an absolute war zone almost immediately.