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on: November 08, 2018, 10:37:22 PM

Random acts of genius and other inspirations of applied violence.


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Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 10:38:58 PM

Random acts of genius and other inspirations of applied violence.


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Reply #2 on: November 08, 2018, 10:41:38 PM

Random acts of genius and other inspirations of applied violence.


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Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 07:03:44 AM
When i was an Army civilian, we had to take much of the same training as soldiers.  Around 2009 or so (give or take), they distributed a training sheet based on an incident that had happened in theater.  A soldier was loading his .50 cal MG.  Something was jammed, so he grabbed a round, and started pounding on the gun with the bottom of the round.  The round went off in his hand, blowing away most of his fingers and part of his hand.

I felt sorry for the Army admin that they had to take the time to make and distribute a flyer warning against such stupidity.  To ensure its effectiveness, they had a photo from the hospital of the guy's hand blown away, which was pretty gross.

If I had not seen the photo, I would not believe someone was that stupid.  Perhaps he was trying to get a ticket home, and used this method instead of shooting himself in the foot.