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Buy this fake purse… Or else…

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New York (CNN) — A shootout Thursday between a police officer and a street peddler in busy Times Square — crowded with holiday shoppers and tourists — left the suspect dead but no one else harmed, New York police said.

New York Police Department Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said gunfire was exchanged after a police sergeant confronted two men who were selling goods on the street. The sergeant, a member of a task force on street peddlers, believed he recognized one of the men as using “aggressive” sales tactics and coercing tourists to buy unwanted items, Browne said.

One of the men fled, pulled a Mac-10 pistol and fired two shots at the officer, Browne said. A bullet shattered glass in the window of the box office of the Marquis Theater and the other bullet hit a nearby souvenir shop, Browne said. See iReport on shooting

The officer returned fire and hit the suspect, a 25-year-old man who was later pronounced dead at a hospital, Browne said.

Browne said the suspect’s gun jammed, with 27 rounds remaining in the weapon. See WABC report on the shooting

Police found a business card for a gun dealer on the victim, Browne said. On the back of the card was a handwritten note saying, “I feel sorry for a cop who thinks I’m getting into his paddy wagon.”

The gun was reported stolen from the Richmond, Virginia, area in October, Browne said.

Wow, just wow. Having been a resident of NYC and just been standing in the area of the shooting a few weeks back, I can’t help but to see this all play out in my head real time like I was there. So here are some observations…

1) So, street vendors can be arrested for “aggressive” sales tactics?

2) A friggin Mac-10! DAMN, this guy was fixin on some killin

3) Hmm Mac-10 Jamming? Damn lucky

4) Damn fine shooting on the part of the officer

5) Interesting this gun dealer card with the “You’ll never take me alive coppers!”

6) Ok, I am a New Yorker because NO street vendor is making me buy ANYTHING I don’t want.. Unless they pull a Mac-10 on me..

I have to say, out of all the time I lived in NYC, I never saw anything like this…

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/12/11 at 00:12

Well, glad I bought the Bersa Thunder instead…

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Smith & Wesson has identified a condition that may exist in certain PPK and PPK/S pistols which may permit a round to be discharged without the trigger being pulled. When the manual safety is disengaged, Smith & Wesson’s Product Engineering Group has determined that the possibility exists in certain firearms that lowering the hammer may cause a chambered round to fire.

The Notice

Well, the Bersa Thunder (see pic below) was less money and had a great rating out on the interwebs so I bought it. I must say, it has been a great carry gun in either shoulder holster or on the hip. Shoots exceedingly well, and to date, has had only a couple misfires (duds) from bad reloads. How the hell could they have missed something this big for so long?

Oh well… Maybe someday I will get the PPK (James Bond fan here) but for now, this will remain the primary carry…

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/02/26 at 01:30

Tense-ness at the homestead

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Falling Down

Falling Down

So I come home today to find Semiotic in the laundry room here, shaken and somewhat scared and the source of her tension is a guy standing in the room too. This guy looks to be a bit older than me, close cropped grey hair, glasses, shorts and a t-shirt. On the outside he seemed harmless. However, he was rather intense, standing in the corner looking rather pissed off.

Semiotic whispered something about how he had been acting and I got the point, so I told her to go back to the apartment and I would sit with the laundry in the dryer. As soon as she had left this guy go’s over to the dryer opens it, hrupmphs, and then SLAM closes the dryer door. He then proceeds to stand in his corner and look crabby. So, I whip out my magazine and begin to read.

It’s then that this guy begins to show some pretty passive aggressive tendencies. He gets on his cell phone and starts to have a conversation (loudly so as I could hear) with someone about how he has a SIG220 and it’s a 1400 dollar gun and mumbles something about shooting after a string of epithets. The person on the other end then says something to the effect of

“What are you planning to shoot me?”

To which this guy launches into:

“No you fucker, we are going to shoot targets, what the fuck are you thinking?”

It’s at this time that I just look at him with a look of disdain that says;

“Yeah, big man, you have some self assurance issues as well as anger issues huh?”

He slams the door on the dryer after getting his 3 items out, and leaves. It was after that that Semiotic came back over and explained that this guy just went ape over his wash not getting dry and he was acting strange. She was nervous even though she had the Beretta in her pocket. I guess though, that she could not read this guy. What I got from him was that he is a guy living in an apartment complex and unhappy with his life. He feels that he has little control and perhaps had a bad day to boot.

All in all, he was full of shit and a prick, but, I don’t think a real threat. However, had he persisted more, I think I would have told him in no uncertain terms to cut it out, or he would find that SIG up his ass with me pulling the trigger til it went “click”.. Of course, my saying something like that could put me into his world huh? It’s more likely I would have told him to cut it out and had he would have left post haste.

One hopes…

So we started looking at loans for houses….

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/01/20 at 01:04

Posted in Guns, Safety

Am I gonna have to bust a cap in someone’s ass?

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Woman Hospitalized After Scissors Attack

Police Say Man Also Tried To Attack Witnesses

POSTED: 8:30 am EST January 17, 2009
UPDATED: 11:11 am EST January 18, 2009

Attempted Murderer

Attempted Murderer

Police in Manchester are investigating a weekend stabbing that sent a woman to an area hospital.

Lt. Christopher Davis with the Manchester Police Department said the incident occurred at 8:30 p.m. Friday at an apartment at 158 Forrest St.Davis said initial reports indicated that the domestic disturbance started in apartment 716, where it is believed that a woman sustained an undetermined number of stab wounds before she fled into the lobby area of the apartment building.Davis said 29-year-old Edward Leonard chased her out of the apartment and was able to attack her again, stabbing her numerous times with a pair of scissors.Several people witnessed the attack and at least one person attempted to intervene, but was unsuccessful as Leonard attempted to attack the witness when he approached, police said.According to a police report, Leonard released the woman and dropped the scissors once confronted by officers.The victim was transported to Hartford Hospital where she is listed in critical condition.Davis said Leonard had injuries to his hand and was transported to Manchester Memorial Hospital for treatment and psychological evaluation.Upon his release Leonard is expected to be charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, first- and second- degree assault and unlawful restraint, according to a police report.His bond has been set at $1 million.

Well, recently the place I live in (a part of the chain of renovated mills in Manchester) has been seeing more and more crime happen. Manchester as it is, is almost a suburb of Hartford to start, but, of late there has been a creep of criminality including cases of assaults, break ins, purse snatchings, and destruction of property.

This escalation has roughly timed to the evolving issues with the economy as well as the rental company evidently leasing apartments (and these are not cheap) to more and more miscreants. This latest incident occurred just as another domestic happened within my adjoinning building where threats of murder were made on a female apartment dweller here. It wasn’t that long ago that a sexual predator/wanker was breaking into (with a master key) apartments and stealing womens underwear etc, in an escalation I am sure, to rape or other sexual criminal acts.

It has become clearer that we need to leave this place and have begun looking at houses. In the meantime, I am comforted in the knowledge that Semiotic has a nice Beretta in her pocket/holster/bag/ankle as well as I too have a 9mm and a 380 either on me or near my person in the apartment and out.

“The times.. They are a changin”

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/01/18 at 22:45

Posted in Economy, Guns, Safety