To sort out gunfact from gunfiction, we interviewed two decorated combat veterans who also have experience working in Hollywood…
#5. Automatic Weapons Are Useful, but a Huge Pain in the Ass
One of our experienced combat veterans, Jerry, said it’s called a “runaway gun.” Every time a gun — any gun — fires, the barrel heats up a little bit. After all, the bullet is being propelled by a tiny explosion, and it’s creating metal-on-metal friction all the way down the barrel. If you pass a lot of bullets through that barrel in a row without giving it a chance to cool down, the whole gun gets literally red hot.
Hot enough, in fact, that it will eventually start spontaneously igniting (or “cooking off”) the bullets without waiting for you to pull the trigger. Congratulations, you now are holding a possessed machine gun that is randomly spraying bullets on its own, which is enough to make even the most grizzled member of the Expendables cast shit his pants.
Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson, it’s your End of Watch. You have answered the ultimate call to duty. You will be missed and never forgotten. You will be in our hearts and the hearts of your family. Rest Easy, Brother. We’ll take it from here.
|—||Brian Taylor — End of Watch (via serve-protect)|
Alan West got a new tattoo!!!!
THE COLUMBUS MENTAL HOSPITAL, TICO CEMETERY
This is one of the cemeteries where the state of Ohio buried the residents of the mental hospital whose families either didn’t claim them or were too poor to afford to do it themselves. The gravestones are all the same size and shape, and most are simply a name with a birth and death date.
The most striking feature is that there are 2 gravestones marked “SPECIMEN.” What that could possibly entail is horrifying.
It’s ok not to be ok. It is NOT ok to keep the pain and sadness to yourself. It is NOT ok to suffer alone. Reach out. Talk to someone. It can and will get better. You are not alone.
This HR dept doesn’t negotiate with Terrorists.
RIGHT NOW IN FERGUSON: Guns drawn. Media ordered to stay in taped off area.
Those are bean bag launchers.