"Carbine" Williams, a notorious local bootlegger, fled from deputies at his still in mid 1921 and fired over his shoulder as he ran, killing one of the deputies. He was caught and given 30-life at hard labor. While in prison, he developed several vital firearms technologies, and the US government appealed to the governor of NC for a commutation of his sentence in 1927. He was released in 1929, and went on to design the M1 carbine, among other weapons, and is the father of the short stroke gas piston.OneGun wrote: ↑Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:15 pmWhat is the relationship between designing an underpowered carbine and a police pursuit involving shots fired at the officer? I did not hear in the video any mention of a carbine.MaduroBU wrote: ↑Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:53 pmLook up the M1 carbine. Interesting story from a very different era.The Annoyed Man wrote: ↑Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:17 amMeaning no disrespect, but what the heck does that have to do with the above police pursuit? Or am I missing something?
Sorry if I do not understand something you think is obvious.
There's actually a James Stewart movie about his life.
So while it's not related to the chase at hand, it is an interesting and rather bizarre similar incident, albeit from a very different time.