Friday, July 31, 2009

And Now, From The Polio School of Handgunning

Got this video of a gangbanger accosting a skateboarder via Mr. Rummel at Hell in a Handbasket.
Couple of observations:
-Keep teaching gangbangers that this is how to hold/use a pistol.
-How lame do you have to be to approach an unarmed skateboarder whilst brandishing a pistol and still get your ass kicked?
-I'm amazed that no one was shot. Just goes to prove that sometimes it's better to be lucky than be good.
-The skateboarder in red board shorts--i.e., the intended victim--probably broke his hand while admonishing the gangbanger.
-If I was the 'boarder, immediately after this little donnybrook I'd whup my buddy's ass for a less than surgical application of his skateboard.

4 comments:

  1. I now respect skateboarders. Some of 'em, anyway.

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  2. "-How lame do you have to be to approach an unarmed skateboarder whilst brandishing a pistol and still get your ass kicked?
    -I'm amazed that no one was shot. Just goes to prove that sometimes it's better to be lucky than be good."


    What makes you think the gun was real?

    Judging by the way the perp was acting, looks to me that intimidation was what he was after. Even when the skateboarder tried to give ground and walk away, he still kept after him and kept trying to get something from his victim. (What, I dunno. A kowtow, maybe.)

    But the skateboarder, when he saw that submitting and leaving wasn't going to work, slowly entered the gunman's zone of control, while talking for distraction, and even placed his hands on the arm holding the gun. The perp never reacted by pulling the trigger. Why not?

    I'm not sure it was a real gun. Or maybe one that wasn't in working condition.

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  3. Oh, I forgot! Thanks for the link!

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  4. James,
    You are absolutely right on all counts. The focus of my comments, though, are more on this guys "lameness" quotient. Anyway you approach the scenario, the verdict is unalterably lame.
    -getting your ass kicked while holding a real pistol: lame.
    -trying to intimidate a 'boarder, and using a fake pistol to do it: lame, lame-er.
    -letting someone negate having a pistol by getting inside your zone of control: lame.
    Bottom line is that the wannabe intimidator is fucked up like a soup sandwich. This guy is a tragicomic train wreck, who I am sure will devastate a bunch of human lives before he shuffles off this mortal coil.

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