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    Cops: Pals Took Turns Shooting Each Other

    Two Arkansas men took turns shooting one another while wearing a bulletproof vest, according to police who arrested the pair for felony assault.

    As detailed in a probable cause affidavit, Charles Ferris, 50, and Christopher Hicks, 36, were drinking Sunday night on the back deck of Ferris’s residence when they came up the bright idea to shoot themselves.

    Ferris, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, told Hicks to shoot him, according to the affidavit. Hicks obliged, firing a single round from a .22 caliber rifle into Ferris’s chest. While the vest stopped the bullet, Ferris was left with a painful welt on his chest.

    Hicks then donned the vest.

    Ferris, who would later tell cops that he was “pissed” about being shot, confessed that he “unloaded the clip” into Hicks’s back. None of the five rounds penetrated the protective vest, investigators noted, but Hicks “was bruised from them hitting him.”

    When Ferris subsequently sought medical treatment for the shooting injury, hospital workers summoned police.

    Instead of admitting that he and Hicks had shot each other, Ferris spun a wild taleabout coming under fire by a mystery assailant while he was protecting an individual he referred to as an “asset.” Ferris claimed that he was paid $200 to protect the “asset,” whom he had met in a bar in the city of Springdale.

    But after his wife told police what actually happened, Ferris confessed to fabricating the cloak-and-dagger story, claiming that he did not want to get Hicks in trouble.

    Both men were subsequently arrested in connection with the aggravated assault, a felony. They were released yesterday from the Benton County jail on $5000 bond apiece and are scheduled for arraignment on May 13.

    A sheriff’s deputy reported confiscating the “bullet proof vest the subjects wore during the incident,” adding that, “The rifle will also be seized.”
    The well-regulated militia at its finest.

    Appropriately sourced from: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documen...-idiots-670389
    "I guess I just hate the fact there is public property at all." - Mr. Raceboy.

  • #2
    these two are impressively stupid on many levels.


    Dusty, does the bottom guy look a bit like Brett to you (not someone on this forum)?
    They speak in bulletpointese leftist nutjob drivel. It doesn't matter. Nothing is as great a motivator as the chance to truly be free.
    -Mr. Raceboy

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    • #3
      There's no way that aggravated assault charge sticks right?

      Pete (thinks the best they've got on these two morons is disorderly conduct)

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      • #4
        Also, is anyone else amused that the guy that took a full clip's worth of bullets stayed home and kept his mouth shut, while the guy who got shot just once ran off to the hospital and involved the police?

        Pete (thinks that guy is forever a wimp)

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        • #5
          ban alcohol?
          "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." –Mark Twain

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          • #6
            That same joke never gets old.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jester View Post
              these two are impressively stupid on many levels.


              Dusty, does the bottom guy look a bit like Brett to you (not someone on this forum)?
              More like the Brett in my memory than the guy I see online nowadays.
              For every ailment under the sun - There is a remedy, or there is none;
              If there be one, try to find it; If there be none, never mind it. -- Mother Goose

              "We've always assumed that you can't bring back the dead. But it's a matter of when you pickle the cells." -- Peter Rhee

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dusty View Post

                More like the Brett in my memory than the guy I see online nowadays.
                True, also, I would have an extremely hard time imagining him ever doing anything remotely like this.
                They speak in bulletpointese leftist nutjob drivel. It doesn't matter. Nothing is as great a motivator as the chance to truly be free.
                -Mr. Raceboy

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                • #9
                  Florida is about to allow teachers to bring guns into classrooms. What could possibly go wrong???

                  Deputy’s gun fires in Pasco middle school cafeteria

                  On a day when state lawmakers prepared to debate whether to allow teachers to carry guns at school, a Pasco County Sheriff’s deputy working as a resource officer at Weightman Middle School in Wesley Chapel had his gun discharge from his holster as he leaned against a cafeteria wall.

                  No one was injured.

                  “We want to again make it clear that the weapon discharged directly into the wall and no students were in danger,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook notification to the public, in which it also stated an investigation would take place.
                  Members of the community took issue with that assertion.

                  “Pure incompetence and stupidity,” Justin Zloty commented on the Sheriff’s Office post. “'No students were in danger’ is a false statement. All those students were in danger of losing their lives - they were just very fortunate."

                  “That’s unacceptable!” added Jessica Stafford-Walters. " Looks like someone needs some more training on weapon safety. Your mention that no students where in danger is incorrect. When a loaded gun goes off in a room of students, even if it went into a wall, that is still dangerous. Don’t try and down play this incident as if it wasn’t that dangerous. It doesn’t get any more dangerous then that."

                  More than that, several commenters raised concerns that, if a deputy has such an incident occur, teachers with guns could be even less safe for students.

                  “Not blaming officer, but, he is a trained gun user, and this happened,” wrote Howard Kilgore. “Teachers do not need to carry guns in schools!”

                  The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence issued a report earlier in April detailing dozens of similar situations where guns in schools were “mishandled.” Opponents to Florida’s legislation (SB 7030) have used information from that document to bolster their arguments that classroom teachers should not be carrying weapons, as the legislation would permit if school boards agree.

                  The accidental firing of a gun into the Pasco school’s cafeteria wall fell into the line of criticism against the bill.

                  “So he’s a trained certified degree holding law-enforcement officer and this happened.....But people want to give teachers guns?” commented Carolyn Adams-Bystrycki.

                  The Florida House began debating the bill at about 3 p.m. The legislation would not require teachers to carry guns, or force districts to allow teachers to participate as state armed guardians.

                  Pasco school district officials have said they do not intend to allow teachers to carry guns.

                  Regarding Tuesday’s incident, deputy superintendent Ray Gadd said he was confident the Sheriff’s Office is “vigorously investigating what happened there and they will take necessary action.”

                  He did not see any evidence of a systemic problem, adding Pasco has a “great” Sheriff’s Office and will get to the bottom of the situation.

                  The district had a video from the cafeteria, but would not release it because it is part of an investigation.

                  “We’re very glad no one was injured,” district spokeswoman Linda Cobbe said.

                  UPDATE: The resource officer at Weightman Middle involved in the incident this afternoon has been placed on paid administrative leave effective immediately, pending the conclusion of the investigation, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
                  https://www.tampabay.com/blogs/grade...ool-cafeteria/
                  "I guess I just hate the fact there is public property at all." - Mr. Raceboy.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by skooly View Post
                    Florida is about to allow teachers to bring guns into classrooms. What could possibly go wrong???



                    https://www.tampabay.com/blogs/grade...ool-cafeteria/
                    This would be less of a story without that idiotic statement.

                    Pete (agrees that the deputy was just lucky)

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                    • #11
                      $100 he was bored and playing with his second favorite toy.

                      The primary purpose of a holster is to protect the trigger, and modern (and even not-so-modern) guns are notorious for not doing things all by themselves. A Glock, easily the most common sidearm carried by police in the US, has three different internal safety devices that prevent the gun from firing until the trigger is pulled.
                      "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." –Mark Twain

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jared View Post
                        $100 he was bored and playing with his second favorite toy.

                        The primary purpose of a holster is to protect the trigger, and modern (and even not-so-modern) guns are notorious for not doing things all by themselves. A Glock, easily the most common sidearm carried by police in the US, has three different internal safety devices that prevent the gun from firing until the trigger is pulled.
                        100% that moron pulled the trigger. Of course, the gunphobic illiterates will have their irrational fears flamed that guns just have a mind of their own.

                        The difference is, if you or I did something that stupid, they would charge us with a felony and confiscate all our guns, but piglet will get a slap on the wrist and nothing more.
                        "Democracy is a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses." H.L. Mencken

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                        • #13
                          The liberals are worried that this guy might be smarter than the teachers everyone wants to arm...
                          They speak in bulletpointese leftist nutjob drivel. It doesn't matter. Nothing is as great a motivator as the chance to truly be free.
                          -Mr. Raceboy

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jester View Post
                            The liberals are worried that this guy might be smarter than the teachers everyone wants to arm...
                            So liberals think cops are smarter than teachers?
                            "Democracy is a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses." H.L. Mencken

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Mr. Raceboy View Post

                              So liberals think cops are smarter than teachers?
                              They're in for a shock!

                              Pete (remembers when Jon tried to be a cop and they found him too smart to be eligible)

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