MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio — Police here said today they still do not know why James Gilkerson jumped out his car and began firing at Middlefield police officers who had pulled him over after Gilkerson had run a stop sign in the village.
They did say Gilkerson fired 37 rounds from an AK-47 rifle on March 10, and that the two officers fired back with 54 rounds of their own, killing the Mentor-on-the Lake man.
When ever anyone ever says police officers get paid too much I like to refer them to videos like this. How much is getting into a gunfight like that worth to you? I can honestly say that if someone said “Mike, I’ll give you a million dollars to pass training and be a cop for only one week, but you are going to get into a gunfight at some point during that week which you may or may not make it out of” I would pass. That’s how much I respect the work police officers and the military do. Sure a lot of it may be what people consider babysitting, but the possibility of any type of crazy situation like this happening makes me feel like they deserve every penny and more of their salary. There is really no price I would feel comfortable putting on my life. The one officer lost a finger in the encounter… I’d really have to think what even that would be worth to me.
Was the gunman trained by Buck Yeager? (see pic 7/10 in the slideshow) Yea he could have got that book from anywhere I know, I’m just curious… it’s not like it really makes a difference.
Pic 8/10 “Advanced Close-Range Gunfighting” – Oops… must have just got that one. Lucky for the cops.
I always roll my eyes when they present books like that to try and paint what a bad guy he was. I think the fact he unloaded 37 rounds at the police is good enough evidence, not the fact he had a keen interest in weapons and explosives. That hardly makes him a “terrorist” as the police chief so eloquently put it.
All sixteen pieces of the Liberator prototype were printed in ABS plastic with a Dimension SST printer from 3D printing company Stratasys, with the exception of a single nail that’s used as a firing pin. The gun is designed to fire standard handgun rounds, using interchangeable barrels for different calibers of ammunition.
I had zero doubts in my mind, because I am familiar with different 3D printing technologies. That said, I have to say I’m surprised they were able to do it with strictly ABS material, barrels and all considering the high chamber pressures (unless that was a reporting error by Forbes?).
Looks AR-15 inspired with the grip and the trigger guard.
Because I never have 100% positive things to say, I’ll let you in on my two constructive criticism beefs:
I don’t like how they call this gun the Liberator (after the WWII FP-45 Liberator single shot handgun)… sure there are MANY similarities, but I would have liked to see a unique name that would stand alone for this gun.
Why god?… Why does it have to be so ugly? Answer: It doesn’t. I’ve always believed very strongly that aesthetic design and engineering can co-exist if people are willing to put in the work. I know I’m probably one of the few who cares about this, but it would have taken so little extra effort to turn this from a block of plastic into a beautiful looking firearm that would look right at home next to factory produced name brand guns on the shelf.
Keep up the good work guys! I’m looking forward to seeing the test firing videos, and following that of course the sound of a lot of pants being shit. Music to my ears.
A really relaxed interview. Glenn Beck seems like a cool guy:
Every time I see MrColionNoir without a hat on I always am like “Oh yea, he’s not bald!”. That’s a tight fade too, I’m not mad at it. I’m rocking a fade now too as some of you might have read on Twitter, so I recognize. I actually like the look better without the hat, more professional and just looks more honest because there’s not something looming right above his eyes.
Wow passed the Texas bar exam yesterday too!@#$!@$#!@$%@#$ Congrats buddy! Things are really coming together for him, that’s awesome to see; he earned it!
When is he going to get on Piers Morgan and destroy that man’s world? That’s still what I’m waiting on most of all.
0:49 – The baby powder is what you put on your hand so it leaves an imprint on their face when you pimp slap. I suggest pimp slapping anyone who makes a snide remark about your brace, or anyone who happens to muzzle sweep you that day.
You might remember when I first posted about a rough prototype of this which an AR15.com member invented. I’m really happy someone brought this to market and is helping out disabled veterans in the process by donating part of the proceeds to Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA). Am I the only one who doesn’t like the word “portion”? Like just come out and say it… are you donating pennies from every sale or are you donating a large percentage of the profit? It makes huge difference in my mind, how much I end up caring about the gesture. Being the pessimistic person I am, not knowing the percentage makes my care level initially very low.
No official word on if all girls will need to lean back using this… or if it’s just a persistent issue for the girl in the video:
Am I the only one that wants to see auto fire dual wield videos with these things?
Thoughts? Learn something about powdering from this post today, and fixing to try it out this weekend?
The making of an incredible guitar commissioned by musician Wyclef Jean:
The guitar was made by a guy named Jimmy DiResta, you can check out his other incredible work over at his DiResta website. How he managed to not chop a finger or two off on that band saw is also incredible; I love how he uses it to sculpt the wood.
2:48 – High capacity 6 string assault magazine! That Wyclef… always pushing the limits.
Wyclef brandishing that badboy on the mean streets of NYC for TMZ:
Seeing how political Wyclef’s music is, knew there was going to be something anti-gun and deep behind this little project. Wait for it…… “we convert weapons into music” and then something about saving kids from gun culture all over the world.
There’s one other AK-47 Guitar I blogged about a while back which you can also check out. It’s more authentic looking, not like something a flamboyant African warlord would have commissioned Elton John to design.
Thoughts? When is the Deagle Brand Deagle guitar coming… maybe I’ll commission one just to troll.