That’s Mighty Dumb

BY Herschel Smith
3 weeks, 2 days ago

News from the land of geniuses.

An investigation is underway following an incident Wednesday that reportedly began after a New York State Police trooper’s personal vehicle was rear-ended in Penfield.

According to State Police, a sergeant was reportedly driving to work in his personal vehicle around 8:15 p.m. when the vehicle was struck while stopped at a traffic light on Penfield Road at State Route 441.

They allege the driver of the other vehicle fled the scene.

That vehicle was reportedly followed to the Pines of Perinton, where troopers say the vehicle became stuck.

State Police say the trooper approached the vehicle, identified himself as a member of the State Police and told the driver to exit the vehicle. Investigators say the driver didn’t comply.

At that point, State Police say the sergeant hit the side passenger window with his personally-owned handgun in order to break it open. As this happened, they say one round was accidentally discharged. The bullet reportedly lodged in a door frame. No one was hurt.

Troopers say the suspect was treated for minor injuries at the scene. The sergeant was taken to the hospital for minor hand injuries.

So a guy jumps out of an unmarked vehicle and starts making demands of somebody.  I wouldn’t roll the window down either, and most assuredly wouldn’t get out of the car if he was displaying a firearm.

Then be beats the window in with his pistol, causing a discharge.  I guess cops are the “only ones beating enough.”

Listen.  A gun is not a hammer.  Do not use it that way.  I had to say the same thing when I saw a complaint about the stock of an AR-15 breaking when somebody used it to bang in tent pegs.  The complaint was that it must not have been a Milspec part.

Good Lord.  Like the design engineers considered use of the AR for banging in tent pegs.

Don’t do that.  Your AR is not a hammer.  Your pistol is not a hammer.  Do not beat things with firearms.  No design engineer can undo the second law of thermodynamics.

This cop is fortunate he didn’t do that somewhere in N.C. or S.C. where people carry guns.  He might have been shot.


Comments

  1. On September 23, 2021 at 10:46 pm, George 1 said:

    As many have noted, people in this society are getting dumber by the minute. That obviously includes police. I wonder what type of pistol the trooper carried. It would be hilarious if it was a Glock or other plastic framed gun.

  2. On September 24, 2021 at 6:45 am, Russell G. said:

    On the AR sledges…I cannot tell you how many times out-of-town retards show up down here at the range with their “tactical shop logo shirt” (as if they’re even close to being a 01/07 FFL) and attempt to fire more than a handful of rounds through their 3-pin. They always, and I repeat always, start slamming the buttstock on the bench when we’re hot. With a full mag in. With the muzzle drifting backwards towards the boyz. Always. That’s when that red flag is thrown and the ban hammer gets swung.

    On the perp…I carry crossdraw left and out in the car for a reason.

  3. On September 24, 2021 at 9:00 am, Mike Austin said:

    There are so many ways that incident could have gone south, possible leaving two persons dead. Good Lord, that cop was a fool.

  4. On September 24, 2021 at 9:58 am, Bradlley A Graham said:

    Brandishing a firearm during a traffic accident. Sounds like management material.

  5. On September 24, 2021 at 11:31 am, Paul B said:

    dunno. might cut the cop some slack. he had just been rear-ended. and the guy ran off. that would move the adrenalin needle over the top.

    but beating on a car with your pistol is dumb. would not do that with my 45 and it is a steel frame.

  6. On September 24, 2021 at 12:05 pm, Bill Buppert said:

    I always find the lack of discipline, basic weapons handling malpractice, poor marksmanship and bad attitude refreshing in coproaches.

    Widespread distrust of these badged Orcs has put a big fat zero on the empathy scale for most right thinking humans when the games begin.

    Most cops embrace the Dark Triad of Machiavellianism, psychopathy and narcissism.

    Newton’s Third Law has a way of establishing balance.

    It would be so much harder in the future spicy times to engage a professional and de-escalation inclined police force.

    FAFO…

    Absent coproaches, no man on Earth can be robbed of his individual liberty by the government…

  7. On September 24, 2021 at 2:27 pm, Fred said:

    “They were armed with bows, and could use both the right hand and the left in hurling stones and shooting arrows out of a bow, even of Saul’s brethren of Benjamin.” 1 Chronicles 12:2

    “And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, and men of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes upon the mountains;” 1 Chronicles 12:8

    “And they helped David against the band of the rovers: for they were all mighty men of valour, and were captains in the host.” 1 Chronicles 12:21

    In 1 Chronicles 12 we find the necessary and extraordinary abilities, qualities, and qualifications Holy God would expect of us who claim to be a warrior. Forget the cops they’re children playing with toys compared to the men of old that took responsibility seriously.

    We find training to fight with all the common weapons and weapons systems of the time, and to ambidextrous in there use! Able to feed themselves and operate in the wilderness, navigate and move through any terrain with great swiftness, cunning, and silent. Men of war fit for battle against any, even when greatly outnumbered. Valiant! There is a characteristic we don’t know much these days. And, apparently, very full beards are also important, so important that you should look like a lion. Heh.

    Forget the po po. They are acting out a childhood fantasy they saw on the government TV. They’re children pretending to be something they can never fullfil. They dishonor Holy God and the integrity of purpose for which He makes men.

  8. On September 25, 2021 at 6:33 pm, bobdog said:

    Crescent makes a pretty good adjustable hammer, I hear.

  9. On September 26, 2021 at 10:18 pm, Ohio Guy said:

    You’re never in more danger than when they’re around.

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