This could have ended a lot worse:

This was shot using a DJI phantom and a gopro camera. This was two days before the wedding at their bridal shoot. This happened towards the beginning. I had done one successful fly by and i brought it around for another pass to make sure it was smooth. I underestimated the lift time and it hit the groom on the side of the face. He had a cut on his cheek and and the side of his head.

You can view the entire video which includes footage after the collision HERE.

Looks-Shopped-Tell-By-Pixelshahah wow, that would have been a pretty close fly-by.  I hope the photographer didn’t charge anything for the shoot.

Posted because of my love for quadcopters and drones, preferably weaponized.

Elaborate marketing scheme?  Real?  Shopped?  Can you tell by the pixels?

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08-26-2013

Shot by Canadian photographer Peter Andrew:

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Cue the deep “purpose” statement:

Guns have a massive amount of power associated with them. They are designed to kill. We decided to photograph portraits of them in a similar way you might photograph a powerful person. Like powerful people, pistols have this ‘perfect’ quality that we wanted to explore. As we started shooting them, we could see flaws in their design. Metal burring around the barrels, scratches in the metal. This imperfection and detail were very interesting to us; connecting us back to these images as ‘portraits’.

We also loved the impossible perspective these portraits provided. Typically, when you see a gun at this range and perspective it’s usually seconds before the pistol is fired. This makes it very hard to examine at point blank range. As the viewer, you want to lean in and see the detail; but at the same time it’s very uneasy to be as close as you are to the barrel of a gun.—Peter Andrew

If you’re interested in buying a print you can head over the the Point Blank Project website and drop him and email.  Price unknown, but you can likely count on them not being cheap.

I can’t tell by that purpose statement if the the artist is anti-gun or not, so I’m on the fence about this one.  Part of me thinks he may be just a regular guy that appreciates guns.

Bonus points for the initial lineup including a Deagle Brand Deagle and a .45 caliber Glock.

Thoughts?

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08-25-2013

ENDO Blog reader Piers Morgan asks some tough questions:

Piers-Morgan-Eyes-Closed-Mouth-Open-Ears-OffWow that Michael Hill kid sounds messed up.  I can’t even imagine.

What’s “the system” supposed to do?  Difficult question for sure.

6:12 – Gun talk starts here.  The brother definitely isn’t for strengthening current laws, he acknowledged that criminals don’t follow the law.  Refreshing.  He doesn’t entirely know what he’s talking about though and lost a lot of credibility with the “The guns that we have in the United States, a majority of them probably didn’t even come from the United States, they were probably smuggled in from somewhere.” Uh… no.

Piers actually seemed like a decent human being in this interview, I was surprised. It almost didn’t warrant the usual Piers picture if it wasn’t for his previous track record.

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08-25-2013

Gossip website TMZ with the goods:

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Zimmerman went to Kel-Tec in Cocoa, Florida … a gun manufacturing company.  We’re told he was asking questions about the legality of buying a shotgun — specifically, the Kel-Tec KSG.

(Source)

Zimmerman wants a KSG!  Oh the LOLz.

I think it’s interesting that he would want his picture taken on purpose, knowing where it would likely definitely end up.  Did I miss something this past week, or is there still a significant percentage of the population that wants this guy dead?  Did Zimmerman suddenly become a fame-whore?  Maybe Kel-Tec will use him in some controversial ads? Heh… not likely, but you never know.

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08-24-2013

Rob Pincus lays out his thoughts on home defense:

Here are Rob Pincus’ 5 Fundamentals Of Home Defense:

  1. Run like a lil’ bitch and let the bad guy have the things you worked hard for
  2. Hide like a lil’ bitch inside your own home
  3. Your hiding spot should have weapons
  4. Call the cops and warn the bad guy you’re prepared to shoot him
  5. Respond to the bad guy as appropriate

Rob-PincusI made #1 and #2 look stupid the way I worded them, but in reality pretty much everything that the bad guy is going to want to steal can be replaced by your insurance, and hiding while being ready rather than automatically getting into a confrontation is probably a good idea.  #4 though… WARN HIM?!  Uh… why?  I don’t think someone who wants to take your stuff and possibly your life grants that kind of courtesy.  Can you imagine if the police started warning people hahah “Sir!  Sir.. put that gun away and quit stealing this guy’s stuff and leave his house or I’ll shoot you.  Yes you can run away.  Please don’t come back and do anything in retaliation.  Just know you got lucky, and be thankful for that.” *eye roll*

In my opinion at the very least I wish every criminal would have to live their lives expecting to die every time they try and pull some illegal move.  Want to burglarize a house? Want to steal a car?  Well, that’s a personal choice but as long as you’re OK dying tonight because there is a good chance that’s going to happen.

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08-24-2013

LOL -> NY, MD, CT, CA.  This is what AR-15 life has apparently been reduced to for you:

As you can see, the upgraded (and I use that term loosely) magazine release button doesn’t move when the upper receiver is in the way because that L-shaped aluminum chunk is pushing against it.  Backing out the rear takedown pin and canting the upper receiver forward lets you awkwardly push the button.

AR-MR2-Derpcessory-AR-15Well the one good thing is that all the criminals will have these things also, so they won’t be able to reload as quickly if they want to kill a bunch of innocent people.

Criminals and law abiding alike can purchase these things for $50 over at the AR MR2 website.

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Hat tip: Jay

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08-23-2013