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Did I really hear that?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by SloBone21, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. SloBone21

    SloBone21 OREGON Member

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    I happened to stop at an intersection next to a motorcycle cop today. I saw his firearm and asked him if it was a s&w m&p. He looked confused so I asked him again if the gun was a smith and wesson m&p. He said," I don't know; I'm not a shooter." He never looked upset that I had asked him. Maybe I didn't hear him correctly?
     
  2. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    Some police I'm sure carry because its required on the job, and hopefully never have to use it.. I'm sure the type exists where they want to help and not hurt people yanno.. Very idealistic people, who've never been assaulted or hurt and live in la la land.

    I dunno.. Its only a guess, but I've met a few people like that, and I wouldn't doubt for a second that instead of becoming a doctor, or nurse.. Some become police officers..
     
  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    ... I just hate it when they don't know much about the piece they're carrying.
     
  4. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    Certainly not a good feeling..

    You want to trust your fellow man especially with some amount of authority..

    However, he may simply have been wanting to disarm the conversation and not talk about it. I've done that before when I really don't want to talk to someone about something.. (My VWs or whatever)..

    Again though, he may simply have been clueless, and just known that "if I pull this thingy here, loud things fly out the business end"..

    /shrug
     
  5. SloBone21

    SloBone21 OREGON Member

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    I was just surprised that he didn't seem to know what was in his holster! It's possible he was trying to "disarm" the conversation, but we were sitting at a red light...it wasn't going to last long. :D
     
  6. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I've met a lot of cops and soldiers that view guns as just tools they use on the job. In fairness, I don't know the percentage or "capsinoids" or maker of the pepper foam I carry every day... :)
     
  7. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    Not a shooter ,man he would fit in in Spokane suspect in middle of intersection bunch of cops fired 26 shots at him he was hit by 2 of them, so they were not shooters either.
     
  8. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I would place a bet that alot of the guys on here that actually just go out and shoot for fun are better shots then alot of the police men out there
     
  9. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    I sure hope so.
     
  10. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    +1
     
  11. SloBone21

    SloBone21 OREGON Member

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    Every professional should be familiar enough with their "tools" to at least know the name. Especially, when the "tool" is capable of taking a life. I can't imagine a soldier not knowing their weapon inside and out, and I've never met one that didn't know, at least, the name of the firearm they carried. I respect (most) police officers and the difficulty of their jobs, but I don't think that they are above criticism.
     
  12. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    This thread is now about VWs.

    I like them. I own many.
     
  13. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Did someone say VW??? ....... :D
     
  14. greydog111

    greydog111 peoples repubilik of Oregon Active Member

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    Motor cop. I'ts all about the revenue for him. Tickets, Tickets, Tickets. They only call them on a code 3 when all the donut shops are already empty.
     
  15. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    >.<
     
  16. marty8587

    marty8587 NE Portland Active Member

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    Portland police are issued Glock 17's.
     
  17. Arkarayne

    Arkarayne Medford, OR Member

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    My brother in law is D.C. Capitol Police, ("NOT Metro.." apparently there's a small feud between the 2 divisions.) but, he's scored one of the highest of his group in his (i think yearly) Marksmanship exams, but he's a pacifist and hates the gun, even hates having to take it home. believes in justice and law, just not busting caps, but his buddy in his unit said "i feel sorry for the idiot though that makes him have to shoot him, 'cause he won't be getting up."

    So police are all types, and if you're in DC, be nice to the Capitol guys, but give the Metros a hard time lol.
     
  18. SloBone21

    SloBone21 OREGON Member

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    What kind of gun does your bro-in-law carry?
     
  19. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    You guys ever thought that he might have said that because he didn't want to bs with some unknown dude at an intersection?

    There are several military slang words created from soldiers returning from war...soldiers tired of people asking what every badge and ribbon on their uniform meant.


    They would tell them that it was a "mustard stain" on their parachute wings and "salad dressing" for all their ribbons.
     
  20. wolfwistle

    wolfwistle lebanon Member

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    He don't know much about his equipment.He knows little of the law ,and nothing of the bill of rights.He is above the law and he knows that.