Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"John Wick didn't kill all those people because they broke his toaster." -MickAK

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Take Away Barney Fife's Bullets, Please

Because they're now shooting senior citizens for the heinous crime of being disabled:
A police officer in South Carolina shot a 70-year-old motorist who was reaching for a cane during a traffic stop because he thought the man was grabbing a rifle from the bed of his pickup truck, investigators said. The man was expected to survive.
I suppose this could be good for a rant of how this shooting is Yet Another Example of How the Police Regard Themselves as an Occupying Army.

But let's take another tack and call ol' Barney into a classroom.


OK, Barney, let's do a bit of visual recognition training, shall we? Ready? There will be a test at the end.

This is a rifle:


This is a cane:


This is a rifle:


This is a cane:


This is a rifle:


This is a cane:


This is a rifle:


This is a cane:


Any questions, Barn'? If you pass the test, Sheriff Andy will consider giving you back your bullet. If you fail, the last cane pictured is yours to keep.

4 comments:

Phil said...

Only the richest Americans will be safe until we disarm the cops.

Anonymous said...

Did the Police Officer get home safely? That is all that matters, isn't it?

Comrade Misfit said...

Seems to be a fine line between Officer Safety and Officer Cowardice.

w3ski said...

What about the guy the cops shot in his bed with a 6 round burst? They tried to say he was threatening them in the hallway but the bullet holes in his mattress were a give away.
Not safe to go out or stay home anymore?
w3ski