Friday, November 13, 2009

Gunfight in the Wild, Wild Midwest

Remember how I always point out that the orcs have a better record of hits than the police in gunfights? Well, a big shootout in Toledo, Ohio provides the exception that proves the rule.

No idea how the fight began, but I'm guessing someone's "honor" got offended. Testosterone and alcohol are a sure combination for overcoming good sense.

Then the shoving match turned into a shooting match. Throw a little adrenaline into the mix, and you have several people firing handguns who might as well be shooting blanks.

Who won the gunfight? Everyone who walked away still breathing -- that's everyone. Who lost the gunfight? Every shooter whom the police track down.

Thanks to my barber for sending the link to the video.


Gravelbelly said...

My barber sent me this assessment of the video:

I meant to make this follow-up to you a day after I sent the video. Some things that came to mind on reviewing the tape are;obviously no one is using their sights. All shooters are more concerned about their cover than in their ability to put rounds on a target. The "fight or flight" response in the shooters that kept them from placing effective fire,and in the example of the shooter outside the bar,kept him "dancing" back and forth. To the sound of the guns,and away. Never possesing the courage,moral or otherwise,or the strength of conviction or training,or mindset,or purpose to properly engage the targets. He was just looking for a quick "cheap shot." Such is the level of cowardice demonstrated. I amuse myself with the thoughts of what could have been,had these people engaged you and I together. Definately bush-league shooting,if that!! Just makes me want to train harder.

Randall Gerard said...

Reminds me of something my dad always says: spraying the landscape is not fire-power; one hit is fire-power.

I'm not at all sure I could have done better, though. I could not catch the crux of the disagreement, so it's hard to say if it merited such an expenditure of ammo.

Gravelbelly said...

I'm not at all sure I could have done better, though.

I know exactly what you mean. I've never been in a firefight, so there's always that little doubt lurking in the back of the mind. "Let not him that putteth on his armor boast as him that taketh it off."