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by MaduroBU
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Shooting at Police officer while in chase
Replies: 15
Views: 790

Re: Shooting at Police officer while in chase

OneGun wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:15 pm
MaduroBU wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:53 pm
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:17 am
MaduroBU wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:34 am
As long as you're good at designing underpowered carbines, you'll only get about 8 years for it. I'm not sure that it's something to count upon, though.
Meaning no disrespect, but what the heck does that have to do with the above police pursuit? Or am I missing something?
Look up the M1 carbine. Interesting story from a very different era.
What 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.

Sorry if I do not understand something you think is obvious.
"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.

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.
by MaduroBU
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Shooting at Police officer while in chase
Replies: 15
Views: 790

Re: Shooting at Police officer while in chase

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:17 am
MaduroBU wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:34 am
As long as you're good at designing underpowered carbines, you'll only get about 8 years for it. I'm not sure that it's something to count upon, though.
Meaning no disrespect, but what the heck does that have to do with the above police pursuit? Or am I missing something?
Look up the M1 carbine. Interesting story from a very different era.
by MaduroBU
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Shooting at Police officer while in chase
Replies: 15
Views: 790

Re: Shooting at Police officer while in chase

As long as you're good at designing underpowered carbines, you'll only get about 8 years for it. I'm not sure that it's something to count upon, though.

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