Saturday, April 23, 2005

When blooper's aren't funny

I almost feel sorry for this policeman, but right now that's being overpowered by my concern about a little detail in the picture

A heavily armed New York City police officer stands guard outside the New York Stock Exchange... (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

What bothers me is that little thing called an "aimpoint" mounted atop that M16/AR15. Here he is looking strong and invincible, and the very device used to aim his rifle IS ON BACKWARDS!! He probably isn't to blame for this (it's most likely his armorer's responsibility) but it means that this man is carrying a rifle which has probably never been sighted in. Heaven help him (and the people around him) if he ever has to use it.

Leave guns to the "professionals". . . I think NOT!


At 2:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, are you serious? I certainly trust your knowledge of guns, but this seems like one of those things that ought to be checked, you know. And you're not the only one who must've spotted this - there must be a whole subset of the population who sees this picture on the cover of the New York Times and are like... uh... -Bo


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