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calendar   Monday - April 25, 2016

Fearsome And Effective

Maximizing Terminal Effectiveness


The new TSR shotgun slug from OATH. Photo courtesy of Oleg Volk.

I’m not really sure what to say here, other than “holy cow”.

This is the result of some cold, clear eyed engineering. The multi-billion dollar shooting and hunting industry can give you a nearly infinite selection of recommended calibers, cartridges, firearms, and bullet types, depending on what you are hunting and how far away your quarry is going to be when you shoot it.

There is another wing of what is pretty much the same industry that deals with self defense and home defense. They also can give you an endless list of recommendations, but almost never mention “hunting”, or what your “quarry” is. And in general, the distance is usually only a matter of feet, 25 yards or less.  It’s not a subject we’re really comfortable with, but when the ranges get much past 25 yards, then the focus group becomes “tactical” - military and militarized police - otherwise we’d be discussing weaponry for assassinations and cold blooded murder. Big no-no there.

One of the basic tenets of gun safety is that your are responsible. Period. But mainly, you are responsible for the bullets. Forever. From the day you buy them, to how you store them, to how you use them, how they fly, how they work on target, where they go after meeting the target, even right down to how do they impact the environment, no pun intended. Generally the hunter group and the tactical group aren’t concerned with the post-terminal performance of a projectile, and it’s never really been a primary talking point in the defense group. But in the real world, in a crowd, or in a neighborhood or apartment complex where the walls are made from little more than plastic covered thin sheets of wood chips held together with glue, a handful of spun glass fibers, and cardboard coated chalk with a bit of paint, then post terminal performance becomes a major issue. Because the truth is that most bullets potent enough to stop the bad guy in your living room will go right through him, right through the drywall/fiberglass insulation/chipboard/vinyl sided house wall behind him, right through the similar wall on your neighbor’s house next door, and still have enough power to kill somebody else if they have the misfortune of being in the way. And you are responsible.

Impact shock. Temporary wound channel. Permanent wound channel. Nervous system damage. Vital organ damage. Maximum exsanguination (rapid and massive blood loss). These are how bullets kill things.

And this is where the OATH TSR slug comes in. It’s designed specifically for all of those categories for use on thin skinned low density low muscle mass animals at short ranges. In other words, people. It fires a blunt ended 602 grain, 72 caliber bullet (12 gauge) at 1200fps. That’s huge. And the slightly cupped blunt end delivers maximum trauma. qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq2222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222211111111 [kitteh is helping me post!!!] Within an inch of penetration the sharp edged copper petals have peeled back, creating blades that cut a 3” diameter hole. Maximum permanent wound channel. Maximum exsanguination. And all that kinetic energy just slams into the target (maximum temporary wound channel), slowing the slug down so that it comes to a stop after only 10-12” of penetration. Post impact responsibility. And a giant hole gives you the best odds of doing major nervous system and organ damage.

The idea of a projectile that greatly expands on impact is nothing new. Bow hunters gave up fixed broadhead arrows decades ago, and now most use these swing-wing points that turn into double switchblades on impact. Superior aerodynamics, maximum tissue damage and blood loss. They really work!


OATH also makes similar, albeit smaller, bullets for popular handgun calibers. They look like they ought to be quite effective too, but not quite up there with the TSR. This thing looks like it was made to blow people in half. It’s a bullet made for killing. Which poses an ethical conundrum or two” What bullet isn’t made for killing? And, if one exists, wouldn’t killing someone with one be some kind of cruelty, making their death last longer than necessary? In those Girl With A Dragon Tattoo books that were popular a couple years ago, there was a sub text where all the characters were offended that the murderer had killed somebody with “hunting bullets”, which had the heinous property of expanding and creating a larger wound channel. I guess they thought the killer should have been nicer and just used non-expanding FMJ bullets. Because he was just shooting them out of anger, not from any real desire to kill them? How ghetto an attitude, coming from a Swedish socialist. So, if all bullets are for killing, then isn’t the one that does the job fastest the most ethical?

If this bullet should be a paradigm shifter, then I think the word should be spread far an wide. Let everyone know that shotgun ammo exists that will turn the perp into red curry and still be “apartment safe”. Let them know that pistol bullets exist that works nearly as well. Then put “On My OATH” warning stickers in your windows.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/25/2016 at 09:01 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - March 19, 2016



What good is a gun around the house if you have to go dig it out of the corner of the closet when you need it now? What good is having a bunch of guns easy to access if any burglar can find them in a second?

Hidden in plain sight, a modern evolution of the hidden compartment. Some of these are pretty ingenious.

One of my favorites, the empty display case that can hide a whole arsenal of firearms:


Link One.

Link Two.

Link Three.

a few repeats between them.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/19/2016 at 08:49 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - February 02, 2016

in scotland … you will need a license for an air gun.


Look forward to bmews comments on this one.
And hey, it’s for the kids. Keep that in mind.

Of course, goes without saying but I will anyway. 
Some folks will always do as they please regardless of laws and rules of behavior.  It’s usually the law abiding and those who don’t plan any sort of crime or misadventure, who will register or else turn in their air guns.  Which of course leaves ..... have to think about this some. Tuff one to call.

Police Scotland plan ‘surrender’ campaign to allow air gun owners without permits to hand in weapons

Chris Green, Scotland Editor
The Independent

Air gun owners in Scotland will be given a six month window to apply for a licence for their weapons before new laws controlling their use come into force at the end of this year, the Scottish Government has announced.

Anyone in Scotland who owns an air gun without a licence or permit after 31 December will face a fine or in some cases imprisonment of up to two years. In the rest of the UK, licences for the weapons are not required.

Owners will be able to apply to Police Scotland for an air weapon certificate from 1 July. The force is also planning a “surrender” campaign to allow people to hand in their unwanted weapons before the new legislation takes effect. It is estimated that there are currently around half a million unlicensed air weapons in Scotland.

The Scottish Government decided to introduce the licensing scheme, which critics have described as draconian and unnecessary, in the wake of the death of two-year-old Andrew Morton. The toddler was killed by an airgun in 2005 after being hit in the head by a pellet near his home in the Easterhouse area of Glasgow.

The Scottish Justice Secretary, Michael Matheson, said: “This Government has a long-standing commitment to eradicating gun crime in Scotland and this new legislation will better protect our communities by taking these potentially lethal weapons out of the hands of those who would misuse them.

“Every day police, the public and animal welfare groups have to face the results of air weapon misuse, from anti-social behaviour to horrific and deliberate injuries to wildlife, pets and very occasionally people. We believe this legislation strikes the right balance between protecting communities and allowing legitimate shooting in a safe environment to continue.”


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 02/02/2016 at 06:00 AM   
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calendar   Monday - February 01, 2016

ok boys and girls, here’s the plan. we go to norway to rob banks. brilliant

First thing I noticed in a paper this morning. Just a small paragraph with a big announcement.
OK it’s Norway so maybe not too big.

Norway has announced that it’s police officers will no longer be armed.

The law allowing “arms” for it’s police began in 2014, the report says, but will cease “as soon as possible” as it was deemed unnecessary to continue.

The restriction was passed last year but held back after the Paris attacks. But now that everything is nice and quiet and there won’t be any more terror attacks .... hey.  Who needs guns?  Nasty things ya know.  And Americans seem to like them.

Hmm. Wonder what this is. Oh yeah. I think it’s called a Trigger. No, that can’t be right. Trigger was the name of a horse. It’ll come to me in a minute.
Let’s see ... maybe if I look down this tube, I think I see something.
Hmmmm, what happens if I pull this thingy back. CLICK, CLICK

I go BOOM and faw down.

with fond remembrance
( Eddie Cantor - I Faw Down An’ Go Boom! 1929 )


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 02/01/2016 at 05:58 AM   
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calendar   Friday - January 15, 2016

story a bit out of date but guns aren’t

H/T Lynne P.

Had not seen this one before.

Still not up to much but trying to get back into swing.


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/15/2016 at 11:23 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - December 02, 2015

All I Want For Christmas Is A Brand New Gun

White America reacts to all the bullshit in their typical way ...

Most NICS Checks Ever On Black Friday

More Americans had their backgrounds checked purchasing guns on Black Friday than any day in the on record, according to data released by the FBI this week.

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed 185,345 requests on Nov. 27, one of the largest retail sales days in the country.

“This was an approximate 5% increase over the 175,754 received on Black Friday 2014,” wrote Stephen Fischer, the FBI’s chief of multimedia productions. “The previous high for receipts were the 177,170 received on 12/21/2012.”

Previous spikes for background checks, conducted before a gun buyer can obtain a firearm, occurred after prominent mass shootings, like in December 2012 in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.


Meanwhile, World’s Greatest Gun Salesman Barack Obama may have inadvertently added tens of thousands, perhaps a million or more, inexpensive, high quality handguns to the public mix. Hard to believe, but true.

New Law Detail: CMP Will Sell 1911s To The Public

CMP is Civilian Marksmanship Program, the renamed DCM, a small branch of the government left over from WWI that helps train Americans how to shoot. One of the ways they do this is to put guns in the hands of the people. People join target shooting clubs which are affiliated with the office, then the DCM/CMP sells them surplus military weapons on the cheap. Millions of Trapdoor Springfields, Krag-Jorgenson rifles, 1903 Springfields, M1s, and M1 carbines have been sold off over the years, along with tens of millions of rounds of surplus ammunition.

Now, for the first time ever, the DCM is going to start emptying the warehouses of 1911 pistols. The 1911 semi-automatic pistol has been around since before WWI, and was the official military sidearm from then until some point in the 80s when it was replaced by the 9mm Baretta M92F. So, no exaggeration, there are millions of these pistols sitting in boxes covered in grease. Mountains of them.

On November 25th, 2015, President Barack Obama has signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016, included in which is a provision for the Civilian Marksmanship to sell 1911 handguns to the United States shooting public. The bill includes Section 1087, which allows the transfer of handguns from the United States Army to the Civilian Marksmanship program, and the subsequent distribution of those handguns to members of CMP-affiliated clubs.

This is a huge deal. Never before has the Civilian Marksmanship Program been able to sell handguns to the U.S. shooting public, and the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act with this provision in it signals a major change in the way firearms are viewed by the U.S legal system, similar to how Heller vs. D.C. affirmed the right of self defense for United States citizens.

Initially, it seems that only 10,000 pistols a year will be distributed. Merely ten thousand. No word on prices, but the DCM used to offload rifles for 5 or 10 dollars. Even if they asked 200 for these .45s, it would still be an awesome deal. Especially if, as they’ve always done before, workers have graded all the pistols, and the first ones releases are the best ... NIB, never fired, covered in cosmoline for 50 years ... . Stop drooling Drew!!


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/02/2015 at 03:50 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - October 27, 2015

more real steampunk

Another super modern firearm. Adopted in 1906. Total steampunk reality.

The Roth-Steyr M1907


The first semi-automatic pistol adopted by any military power. Served the Austrio-Hungarian Army throughout WWI. Everything I read leads me to believe it was designed as a cavalry pistol, at the dawn of the machine gun age.

Also known as the Roth-Krnka M.7, it field strips into just 7 parts and the frame.

It was a locked breech design, but an unusual one. Instead of a toggle link (eg 1911) or a rotating bolt, the M.7 used a rotating, recoiling barrel!

The Roth–Steyr pistol fires from an unusual style of locked breech. The bolt is very long. Its rear end is solid, except for a sleeve for the striker, but its front part is hollow and fits tightly over the barrel. The interior of the bolt has cam grooves cut into it, and the barrel has studs which fit into the grooves. When the pistol is fired, the barrel and bolt recoil together within the hollow receiver for about 0.5 inch. During this operation, the helical grooves in the muzzle bushing cause the barrel to turn 90 degrees clockwise, after which it is held while the unlocked bolt continues to the rear, cocking the action as it does so. For safety with intended use by mounted cavalry, the pistol has a heavy trigger pull against the firing striker spring, similar to a hammerless revolver.

See that? It was striker fired, just like the coolest new pistols you can buy today.

It had an internal 10 round magazine, so it was loaded via stripper clip ...


While the pistol deliberately had no safety, it had a very unique firing pin design: the gun only cocked the firing spring when you fired it! And no, it wasn’t “DAO”, not exactly; this one is a single action semi-auto.

The Roth-Steyr also has an unusual striker mechanism. As the bolt goes forward, the striker is held by the sear with minimal compression of the striker spring. Pulling the trigger forces the striker back, compressing the striker spring, until it is released by the sear to fire the cartridge. This mechanism, very similar to the Roth-Sauer pattern, is said to have demanded by the cavalry; demanding a conscious effort to fire, it guards against a skittish horse jolting a conventional cocked hammer out of engagement with the sear.

For cavalry who at the time used handguns as primary weapons (and who might be liable to drop a pistol from 7 or 8 feet off the ground), this was a considerable benefit. In the early part of the 20th Century, safety features like this were not yet common in automatic handguns, and the Roth-Steyr’s very large sear engagement surface and out of battery safety made it one of the safest automatic pistols of the period. Krnka designed this system 80 years before Gaston Glock designed his polymer wondernine, and over 30 years before Walther would popularize the DA/SA mechanism with the PPK, making his design truly a pistol ahead of its time.

The Roth-Steyr M1907 fired a 8mm (.32 caliber) 116 grain steel jacketed bullet at 1088fps. Not as potent as a 9mm Luger or a .32-20, but a good step up from a .32 ACP or even a .380 ACP. The steel casing on the bullet gave it superb penetration.

And it’s just so damn cool looking.

PS - that’s not a hammer spur you see in the top picture. This pistol was hammerless. The little bit sticking out is a hand rest, like the beaver tail on a modern 1911. It puts your hand in the proper position while you’re busy driving your horse.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/27/2015 at 10:16 AM   
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calendar   Friday - October 23, 2015

free guns for everyone

Well, free for some one. One. And they probably have to be American, living in the US of A.

But hey, free guns. An AR-15 no less. With just a click of the old mousey.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/23/2015 at 10:35 AM   
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calendar   Monday - September 21, 2015

oh how I wish ….. but over here, carrying a can opener for beer cans or pop may be a crime

I am nowhere near as knowledgeable as many of you. I imagine if Drew were to post this he’d have all kinds of interesting to add to whatever the guy is saying here.
I haven’t that knowledge or ability to speak knowingly or raise tech issues.

However, I love the looks of this thing and wish I had one here.


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 09/21/2015 at 11:16 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - September 05, 2015

sundown confusion

"Come on out to the bar in the back.” he says. “We’ll have a drink and watch the sun go down over the bay. Who knows, there could be fireworks.”

Spelling never was his forte.



Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/05/2015 at 08:49 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - August 19, 2015

The Miller Lite Of Pocket Pistols?

Less Print! More Comfort!

Taurus markets curved pocket .380 that hardly looks like a pistol. Market campaign could be “Get Bent!”


Generally people aren’t flat and square, but their pistols are. Try and stick a regular pocket pistol in your pocket, and odds are that it will really stretch the fabric, especially at the corners. This is called “printing”, and everybody and their one eyed old hound dog can see that L shaped lump you’ve “concealed” and know just what it is.

Worse, you carry a little gun in your pocket, and it lets you know it’s there all the time. One corner or another will always be digging in, riding up, wearing a hole in the fabric, maybe worse. All those little levers and buttons rubbing you raw and collecting lint.

So Taurus built themselves a curved pistol. And named it ... The Curve. How original!! It’s a distinctly right handed affair that’s curved top to bottom and (I think) front to back. And then they added a blob to the front that houses both an LED flashlight and a laser aiming site. But the blob makes the shape look more like a wallet than a typical firearm. So what you get is more comfort. And less obvious printing.

The curved concept only goes so far. The barrel, frame, rails, and other internals are all properly straight and lined up. It’s only the external body of the gun that has the bends.

Notice that there are no sites to snag on things, just a couple of white lines. Good enough at 10 feet in a panic situation. Plus there’s that laser site, which is adjustable, for making accurate longer shots. And it even comes with a removable waistband clip, which helps keep your pocket pistol from sliding down and becoming your socks pistol.

The Curve. MSRP under $400. 10.2 ounces, 6 rounds, handles +P ammo, 4.1lb trigger pull. Locked breech semi-automatic .380 ACP. Comes with 2 magazines, cable lock with trigger shield, slide lock with key for “home safety”, and a hard case. Made in the USA.


Factory Link

Gun Blast! Review Link



Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/19/2015 at 12:39 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - August 13, 2015

Use Your Brain

The Law Of Intended Consequences

Stupid Idea:


iphone case in fine leather shaped like classic military shoulder holster

Stupider Idea:


image image

iphone case shaped like medium bodied semi-auto pistol in paddle holster

“Excuse me while I whip this out ...”

RCMP Storms Beach After iPhone Case of Mistaken Identity

GRAND BEACH, Man. — A Manitoba man has turned his cellphone case over to police after it caused panic on a crowded public beach.

The black case, shaped like a handgun, was tucked in the waistband of the man’s shorts on Sunday while he was at Grand Beach north of Winnipeg.

RCMP were called and responded with real rifles and Tasers. They found the man sitting on the beach with family members, including children, and quickly determined he was only armed with an iPhone.

Sgt. Bert Paquet says the 34-year-old man was questioned and voluntarily gave officers the case for disposal. He will not face charges.  [ Drew: Open carry in Canada is illegal, eh? ]

“While the individual knew this item to be a fake gun, our officers did not,” said Paquet.

“Some people do not realize the risks associated with openly carrying or displaying these replicas in a public space. Anyone who owns this type or similar devices should safely dispose of them immediately.”

Moar? Sure, why not ...

Last week, Deputy Inspector Judith Harrison of the New York Police Department posted a message on Twitter warning consumers against buying the case.

The New Jersey State Police also recommended that people not buy the case.

“This cell phone case is a terrible idea,” the department said in a Facebook posting. “Officers do not have the luxury of time when making split-second decisions while interacting with the public.”

The prosecutor’s office in Ocean County, N.J., also commented on Facebook.

“Please folks — this cell phone case is not a cool product or a good idea,” the posting read.
Michael J. Bouchard, a Michigan sheriff, said last week there was too much potential for dangerous misunderstanding if a student walked into a school or a person walked into a bank with one of the cases.

“It looks like literally you have a weapon sticking out of your back pocket,” he said in an interview with WXYZ-TV in Detroit. “We are not a big fan of it on any level.”
Reviews for the cases on Amazon suggest that consumers see the same safety hazard as law enforcement officials — and are even more frank in their derision.

“Wonder if the imbeciles who buy this case will live long enough to enjoy it,” wrote an Amazon user under a listing for one of the cases. “Amazon should remove it from their site.”

“What moron came up with this idea?” wrote another reviewer. “We live in a society where every time there is an incident involving police, people immediately whip out their cell phones to record it.

“Can you imagine the reaction of police in the middle of a tense situation seeing someone pull this device out?”

It doesn’t take more than a millisecond of thought to realize what a monumentally stupid idea this accessory is. Whoever adds it to their shopping cart might as well toss in a Darwin Award too.

Man oh man. Some people are either really really stupid, or just plain confrontational. This one is way beyond passive / aggressive. It’s looking to cause a problem.

Use your brain people. Even if you live in a thug culture environment you’re better off packing real heat than pretending to. A pretend weapon can get you in just as bad a situation as a real one, and then you have no way out.

Want a way out? Here’s what I call using your brain ...

See More Below The Fold


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/13/2015 at 09:03 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - August 12, 2015

Liberal Follies Round 1911: Tax The Bullets!

Seattle “Gun Violence” Tax: A Nickle A Bullet, $25 Per Gun


Wilson Combat’s Tactical Supergrade: 46 ounces, $4300

Guns like this are stuffed in the underpants of every gang-banger, right?

No wonder their pants are always falling down!

Seattle is ready to tax guns and bullets. The City Council unanimously passed a special tax on Monday, and Mayor Ed Murray signaled his support for the measure.

The new law will impose a $25 tax on guns and a 5-cent tax on bullets sold within the city limits. Lawmakers called it a “gun violence tax” because proceeds would be used for prevention and research programs to reduce gun violence in Seattle.

The law is based on a similar $25 gun tax that passed in Cook County, Illinois, in 2013. The Seattle budget office estimates the law will raise $300,000 to $500,000 a year.

Seattle estimates that direct medical costs from gunshot wounds totaled $17 million last year, with taxpayers picking up $12 million of the costs. The Urban Institute estimated that gun violence costs U.S. taxpayers $500 million a year.
The gun industry group, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, also opposes the law. It said it is toothless, since many criminals do not purchase guns legally.

“It’s misguided because it will only harm law abiding businesses,” said Lawrence Keane, senior vice president and general counsel for the NSSF. “It’s like imposing a tax on a pharmacy to address a heroin epidemic.”

He also said the city isn’t going to raise much tax revenue, because buyers will go elsewhere.

“The economic model they used is a fallacy,” he said.

The economic model is a phallusy? Does that mean it was thought up by some dick?

I like the line though. Tax the pharmacies to address a heroin epidemic. Gotta remember that one.

One more instance of the loonie left making laws and taxes to screw the hard working and law abiding, while doing absolutely nothing to prevent crime. 


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/12/2015 at 03:16 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - August 01, 2015

man shoots down drone over his property, man arrested. watcha think of this bmews?

A comment on America from Scotland.

Stuart, Edinburgh Scotland, United Kingdom

When i saw drones freely on sale all i could think was the wheels of common sense had come off the world then i remembered Obama is in charge of America...

I hadn’t really thought about a disabled drone flying into anything or endangering other people, so I guess a case can be made against this guy.
But heck .... first degree crime?

How do you guys read this?

Father who shot down drone hovering over his house as his daughter sunbathed is arrested - sparking new privacy debate

William H. Merideth, 47, shot down the $1,800 drone hovering over his sunbathing daughter

The owner of the drone claims he was only trying to take pictures of a friend’s house

The FAA is still scrambling to design rules about drone use and control

They have yet to come up with a satisfactory set of regulations

By Reporter

William H. Merideth, 47, from Kentucky was charged with first degree criminal mischief and first-degree wanton endangerment.


The owner of the drone claims he was only trying to take pictures of a friend’s house, when Merideth shot at the device, sending it crashing into a field near his yard last weekend.

‘My daughter comes in and says, ‘Dad, there’s a drone out here flying,’ ‘ he told WDRD.

‘I went and got my shotgun and I said, ‘I’m not going to do anything unless it’s directly over my property,’ ‘ Mr. Merideth said, noting that the drone briefly disappeared when his daughter waved it off.

‘Within a minute or so, here it came. It was hovering over top of my property, and I shot it out of the sky. I didn’t shoot across the road, I didn’t shoot across my neighbor’s fences, I shot directly into the air.’

Four men were about to confront him after the drone was shot out of the sky, but he says they soon changed their minds when they saw his personal firearms.

‘I had my Glock on me and they started toward me and I told them, ‘If you cross my sidewalk, there’s gonna be another shooting,’ ‘ Mr. Merideth told the station.

The police arrested the homeowner soon afterwards.



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