LOL imagine that… a negligent discharge from one strip mall operator…

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(guy pictured, although a USMC defender; wasn’t the guy who ND’d)

You can read the full story at Columbus Dispatch, but here are the best parts:

One of them has been charged with a misdemeanor after he accidentally fired his AR-15 rifle. Someone from the recruiting center at 1530 River Valley Blvd. flagged down an officer at 12:01 p.m. to report the incident, Lt. Shane Wilson said.

The shopping-center owner issued a statement saying it was decided that “for the safety of tenants, customers and construction personnel working in the immediate vicinity of the Military Recruiting Center, it would be best to request the removal of the armed individuals.”

Christopher A. Reed, 28, of Lancaster, OH was charged with discharging a firearm in the city limits, and was issued a summons to appear in Fairfield County Municipal Court on Tuesday, according to the police incident report.

Reed told police that he was holding his rifle outside the recruitment center when someone asked if he could take a look at it. Reed agreed, and while he was trying to clear the ammunition from the weapon, he accidentally fired one shot into the asphalt pavement.

The only damage was a hole in the pavement. The rifle was taken from Reed pending his appearance in court, the incident report says.  Conviction on the fourth-degree misdemeanor is punishable by a maximum of 30 days in jail. Reed was convicted of the same offense in 2013, and was fined $50, court records show.

“I’m nobody special,” Reed said in a telephone interview on Thursday. “I’m just a guy doing my job because my own government wouldn’t do it.”  Reed said he is not a military veteran. He described himself as an active gun enthusiast who makes a living working side jobs.  He downplayed what happened. “It is what it is,” he said. “Nobody got hurt.”

Amazing… Reality is always funnier than fiction.  Glad to hear those idiots were told to go home before someone got hurt.  I’m sure there are a lot of non Law Enforcement and Non Military people who are proficient enough to actually do some good in a military recruiting center protection scenario… but the problem is you’re always going to get bottom of the barrel wannabe operators whose only qualification is that they “own a firearm” (like these guys “Defending USMC” which I posted about a couple days ago).  Well looks like Christopher Reed got what he wanted in this case anyway, and even was able to do a phone interview!  How humble of him to play down his operational tier though by stating the obvious “I’m nobody special”.  Although, I would disagree… he’s clearly “short bus special”.

Thoughts?  Oh and if you want to call me a pussy (like a guy did on Instagram, then SOP for internet G’s quickly went “private”) for knowing my limitations and not stepping up to the plate to defend the military by standing outside a recruiting office with a rifle (man, even typing that sounds retarded)… please do so in the comments so I have something to laugh at when I wake up.

P.S. What’s Christopher Reed’s ARFCOM username, and the link to the thread where he defends his “accident”?  Please leave it in the comments.

 

COMMENT
07-24-2015

Come on HBO, this is some bullshit guys:

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Russian Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey Kovalev defends his title against Nadjib Mohammedi live Saturday, July 25, on HBO.  Now, as he prepares for his biggest fight to-date, and first in Las Vegas, his sponsors have told NSSF that HBO is demanding Kovalev remove the logo of Tulammo USA, a Round Rock, Texas-based ammo manufacturing company, from his boxing trunks.

Full Story – NSSF

Politics huh?  *smh*.  HBO is literally the most violent (yes including gun violence) network out there.  Because of their position in the market, they are known for not pulling any punches (yes I went there in this boxing story) when it comes to reality in any of their shows… that’s why the shows they have are typically so damn good.

When is the “offended class” going to quit being pandered to?  I realize I’m not HBO, but when someone thinks they are going to get under my skin by telling me they don’t like guns, I’m normally just like “Oh cool, well good luck with that.”

Thoughts?

COMMENT
07-24-2015

Ridiculous.  What a dangerous place:

I get it… “laws are laws” and “ignorance of the law is no excuse”, but I really don’t see the point in ruining someones life over things like this.  I really hope that there are cops in New Jersey who low key tell people “I’m not supposed to do this but, please get back in your car immediately and drive out of NJ.  This is in your own best interest TRUST ME, having that handgun here is not good for your freedom”.  That would be nice.

Wat-memeThere are a lot of terrible stories about how NJ ruined people’s lives over minor gun stuff.  You might remember Brian Aitken’s story I blogged about a while back.  Luckily Brian ended up getting his sentence commuted… but even the fact he spent 1 minute in jail is insane.

Thoughts?

COMMENT
07-24-2015

Wooooo:

Good news is that I still want to see this movie really bad.  Sure, it doesn’t look revolutionary as far as the storyline, acting, locations, cars, guns, etc.. go, but whatever I’m just trying to have a good time.

James-Bond-Spectre-HK-VP9That cool little folding pistol at the start appears to be a Brügger & Thomet MP9-N (9mm).  I have to say though, the damage it did when he shot that building looked more like what a .45 would do. :P

Thoughts?  Are you scratching your neck and curled up in a ball waiting on the Nov 6th release date?

Quite the pensive look in the YouTube still haha.

COMMENT
07-23-2015

The first episode of this new season:

I always like NOIR.  Being a gun-humor guy, I really tend to gravitate more to funny stuff (which he used to do tons of as you guys likely remember).  I hope season 3 comes with more humor, and less watching him and LaSorte burn through ammo on shooting courses.  I just skip past those segments, even if one of those good looking girls they used to have on is shooting.  I might be in the minority here though, I don’t know.  Watching someone else do something was never really high on my list, and the main reason I don’t like watching sports on TV of any type.

MrColionNoir-NOIR-Defend-FreedomOne thing I did notice, is the Mossberg sponsorship really showed a few times this episode.  The NRA has lots of money now, I don’t know why they didn’t just keep the show 100% unsponsored.  I suppose though as long as none of the guys are doing “reviews”, then there’s really no downside to Mossberg picking up all or some of the tab… besides the fact we’re likely going to have to hear that name plugged more than any other manufacturer.

Thoughts?

COMMENT
07-23-2015

Royal Nonesuch in the lab:

Royal-Nonesuch-HawaiianI don’t know… everything he does / talks about seems incredibly dangerous to me.  Nothing ventured nothing gained though right?  Hopefully he doesn’t gain an injury.

One of the YouTube comments: “If you make a 50. BMG slam fire, and fire it, please have a next of kin post a video about how you died.” -Richard

He estimates the final cost at around $250.  It will be cool to see, that’s for sure… again though, he really needs to ramp safety up.  No more hiding behind watercraft, wearing bike helmets, and rocking regular oakleys.

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07-23-2015