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So much more effective than scaring someone the old fashioned way by sneaking up on them and yelling something.

Two soldiers, joined by a third man, were drinking alcohol and watching football at the time of the Sunday night incident, authorities said.

“The victim had the hiccups. The suspect (Pfc. Patrick Edward Myers, 27) pulled out a gun to scare him in order to stop the hiccups” and shot the victim (Pfc. Isaac Lawrence Young, 22) in the face killing him.

Full story – CNN

Tragic.  Another reminder not to hang around stupid people, even if they are a friend of a friend.

I bet Patrick will be affectionately known as “Hiccups” in prison.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Chris, Leslie

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An interesting talk that is definitely worth watching:

Every time I see one of these types of scientific videos where they talk about wounds, I realize how bad I never want to be shot.

The rifle v.s. handgun pictures he shows are especially frightening.

LOL at the zombie target joke at around 13:12.

Summary:

  • Handguns are not as deadly as most people think.  6 out of 7 people survive their injuries
  • It’s impossible to assess injury severity at scene properly
  • There are often no exit wounds
  • Handguns have a very low penetration depth
  • Be concerned about airways
  • The most likely death is due to hemorrhage
  • Quick transport to OR is key

Moral of the story is that if you’re going to get shot you better hope it’s with a handgun.  On the flip side of that Clint Smith’s saying  “The only purpose for a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should have never laid down.” definitely holds true, because you’re going to want a rifle (if you have the option) to stop the threat.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Arthur

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Hard to take seriously with the toy Beretta 92 and teacup grip:

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Hopefully the data is legit at least.  It lists Wikipedia as one of the sources, which never impresses me.  I figured some of you guys would like to take a look, and possibly tear the people that put this out a new one. haha

The bar graph at the bottom seems pretty useless considering it’s only representing the change seen in 1 year.  At first glance it looks like shit got real in SD, IA, and ID… but then you look at the map and see they are among the safest places in the country to live.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Bill

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Well that is sufficiently creepy.

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Summary:

  • Murders total – 13636
  • Murders with handguns – 6452 (47.32%)
  • Murders with rifles – 348 (2.55%)
  • Murders with shotguns – 418 (3.07%)
  • Murders with unknown firearms – 1928 (14.14%)
  • Murder with knives or cutting instruments – 1825 (13.38%)
  • Murders with other weapons – 1864 (13.67%)
  • Murders with hands, fists, feet etc.. – 801 (5.87%)

Summary of the 2009 crime statistics – HERE

List of Murders by state and types of weapon used – HERE

Can’t say I’m shocked at the results, nor the ranking of each individual state. Nice to see there was a decline in violent crime at least.

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Nothing quite like a room full of hipsters mocking suicide and murder with some gun shaped popsicles:

Even the kids aren’t left out of the shenanigans:

Source – Valentin Beinroth

Maybe at the next party she will include ice in the shape of knives infused with red dye in the middle of the blade. That way you can pretend to stab people and slit your wrists and it will be hilarious as the red dye drips everywhere. :roll:

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