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Old April 16, 2008, 11:55 AM   #1
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Marble Falls Standoff

AR-15 rifles for the department: $1,000 each.

Training time: $1,000 each.

Picture on the front page of the paper, not using cover, and with your magazine inserted backwards: PRICELESS
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Old April 16, 2008, 12:01 PM   #2
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Thats funny!!!

I wonder how hard she had to push to force the clip in backwards??
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Old April 16, 2008, 12:09 PM   #3
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It is NOT funny

I don't think this is funny at all, I think it is very sad. It points out how very valuable the 6P principal is in police work. Lets not gang up on this officer.

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Old April 16, 2008, 12:22 PM   #4
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Why not gang up on her? I see a person that is trusted to safely handle weapons to insure the safety of the public (I know that it is just an impression of safety) unable to know what end of the gun bites. My daughter won't fire a weapon until she can safely field strip it and load mags and insert them. Than we begin the safe operation of said weapon before she gets to handle it loaded.
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Old April 16, 2008, 12:59 PM   #5
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Why not gang up on her? I see a person that is trusted to safely handle weapons to insure the safety of the public (I know that it is just an impression of safety) unable to know what end of the gun bites. My daughter won't fire a weapon until she can safely field strip it and load mags and insert them. Than we begin the safe operation of said weapon before she gets to handle it loaded

I agree %100.

If she's not trained, why is she on the force?
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Old April 16, 2008, 01:10 PM   #6
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I have to agree, if she doesn't know how to insert a magazine how can she know how to operate the gun???? Obviously she doesn't, and that's scarey......
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Old April 16, 2008, 01:16 PM   #7
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I have to agree, if she doesn't know how to insert a magazine how can she know how to operate the gun???? Obviously she doesn't, and that's scarey......
Or she moved so quick that she briefly lost the bubble. When this first broke, some instructors mentioned seeing this same phenomenon on the range during drills. The shooters focused on the drill and didn't realize why the gun wouldn't run.
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Old April 16, 2008, 01:31 PM   #8
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The problem is ... she doesn't know if she's coming or going.
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Old April 16, 2008, 01:53 PM   #9
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She would be in a world of hurt if the bad guy was shooting back.

It looks like a staged picture for the media. Notice she is not wearing a vest, and her finger is not on the trigger. Also, her hair is not tied back. Apparently she is not ready for a fight either, or she would get scalped.

It says in the article that the man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Maybe he almost died laughing.
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Old April 16, 2008, 02:25 PM   #10
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Way old!
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Old April 16, 2008, 03:30 PM   #11
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She's lucky the BG didn't know one end of an AR from the other, any better than she apparently did.

Were I a malicious bank robbing type and saw an officer with a visibly incapacitated rifle, I'd charge out and use the situation to my advantage.
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Old April 16, 2008, 04:32 PM   #12
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Thats funny!!!

I wonder how hard she had to push to force the clip in backwards??
What's really funny is someone pointing a finger at another, who doesn't himself know the difference between a clip and a magazine.
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Old April 16, 2008, 05:17 PM   #13
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"The pointy end of the bullet goes AWAY from you"

How do you even get a magazine seated like that?
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Old April 16, 2008, 05:42 PM   #14
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Old pic.
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Old April 17, 2008, 12:18 AM   #15
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That article gets circulated on here every few months.
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Old April 17, 2008, 12:27 AM   #16
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It's not staged, and if it were, it certainly wouldn't be in favor of the anti crowd because they think only the police and military should have guns. Then again, they most likely don't know what is wrong with the rifle in the first place.
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Old April 17, 2008, 08:34 AM   #17
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I don't know what to say. Except my grandma knew how to insert the mag on my brothers friends AR when they came over to shoot it.
And she wanted to try it out. They didn't have to tell her how to put the mag in and this was the first time she shot an AR type rifle.
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Old April 17, 2008, 11:59 AM   #18
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Marble Falls is a pretty small town and im sure their PD doesnt have the money for better training and armor. With that said they should have put Austin SWAT on a helicopter en route to marble falls.
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Old April 17, 2008, 12:19 PM   #19
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Just another fine example of the numerous incompetent LEO's out there
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Old April 17, 2008, 03:50 PM   #20
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How much training does it take?

To understand that the pointy end of the ammo goes towards the front of the gun? Like Zorro's sword, "the pointy end goes in the other fellow"!

Oh well, I guess maybe we should cut her some slack, after all, obviously she isn't "professanal enuff to handle a Glock Fou-tay"!
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Old April 17, 2008, 05:30 PM   #21
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I still don't think this is funny.

Even with the change of venue this is still a sad indictment of the professional charged with our safety.

I hope that the police who come to help hogdogs and those who agree with his views on this subject, don't have the same Cavalier opinion of what ever mess you all are in. Better yet, maybe you shouldn't call the cops at all when trouble comes to your door, sounds like you all are the baddest on the block.

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Old April 17, 2008, 05:36 PM   #22
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Actually I will not call the cops for help! I don't multi task real well so defense gets my attention and after the fact I can call the report takers to do their job. If that is all I can expect to come to my aid I am better off with my properly inserted magazine! Since I would be armed I also cannot risk the cops having a properly inserted mag and shooting me by mistake... NOPE I will not call nor expect them to come to my rescue! I am 25 minutes from possible aid thus I am better off on my own.
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Old April 18, 2008, 11:49 AM   #23
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mistakes happen.

people screw up all the time.

driving 100mph to a possible gun fight, shaking like a leaf, and maybe even having wet themselves will tend to cause people to make simple mistakes.

Its funny, only because no one was seriously hurt.

She deserveds the benefit of the doubt: she was there, we weren't.
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Old April 18, 2008, 05:36 PM   #24
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This provided a much needed laugh today.

That must be the "reverse banana clip"...lol

Kinda reminds me of the youtube video of the cop who says "only people like me have the skills to use this" and then shoots himself with a negligent discharge.
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Old April 18, 2008, 05:57 PM   #25
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where is Tom2

This may be the exception to your signature about eating!!
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