Archive for July 7th, 2009
Apparently, security at federal buildings sucks; I already suspected this, as I’ve seen people bring in items that simply should not be allowed into a ‘secure’ building.
The issue is, of course, it isn’t secure; it is only meant to appear secure. You already have a portion of the population walking around the metal detectors and ‘badging in’; these would be the gun-toting IRS and FBI agents. How hard is it to fake an ID badge?
I imagine the lines at the door will be longer and slower Wednesday as the cops try to be extra bad-ass.
There have been two incidents with ALS uppers in the last year; they are both referenced in this thread. Both resulted in serious injuries; needless to say, an out-of-battery event in a 50 BMG rifle is a very serious safety hazard.
I was at the FCSA World Match this past weekend at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico. On Friday, 3 July 2009 an ALS rifle fired out of battery (the bolt was not fully locked). The shooter was seriously injured.
As soon as the incident occurred, the line was called cold for an emergency cease fire. After the shooter was rendered first aid and evacuated, the FCSA and NRA Whittington Center issued a stand-down on all ALS rifles at the match. No ALS rifles were allowed to continue in the competition.
Pending further investigation, ALS rifles will not be allowed to compete in FCSA competitions or be fired at the NRA Whittington Center.
As an ALS owner, I have decided not to fire my ALS rifle until the cause of this incident is known.
FCSA representatives and the manufacturer are working to determine the cause of the incident.
from the first incident:
I’m just trying to survive. I was trying to be a good guy and not cause trouble for Darrin, he told me he didn’t have insurance and I didn’t want to put him out of business. When I called him and told him what I thought the defect was with his upper he hung up on me and never checked back to see how I was doing.
I’ve got $150k in medical bills. I also lost an eye and permanently fucked up my right hand. I still have 25 pieces of shrapnel in my hand. and because my right pectoral muscle was cut through I have limited strength on my right side. I suffered nightmares every night for months, and still have them occasionally.
I wish I hadn’t of been a good guy. If I had been an asshole another person wouldn’t have been hurt.
I’m sorry for the language, this idiotic statement just pissed me off.