~gun

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If it were possible, you screamed even louder as the door to your room burst open. Sam looked around quickly for any sign of an intruder, of danger, of anything but your tv on and bright before you. He watched it a moment before turning to you, face flat.

“Were you watching The Walking Dead without me?” he asked, lowering his gun. You looked at him, breathing hard, heart pounding.

“I thought you were still on your hunt! You scared the crap out of me!”

“Sorry,” he said, laughing a bit and stowing his gun on your desk. “We just got back an hour ago, I didn’t want to wake you up. I didn’t realize you were in here being scared by literally one of the only monsters that doesn’t exist.”

“You’re not allowed to judge me for this,” you said, pointing a finger at him. He held his hands up, smiling.

“No judgement here,” he said, walking and lowering himself onto the bed beside you. He wrapped an arm around you, comfortable and easy. “In fact, I’ll protect you from the imaginary zombies.”

“I’m going to let that tone you just used slide,” you said. “And we can start the episode over so you know what’s happening and so you can be scared with me.”

Sam leaned in, giving you a quick kiss, his smile still over his lips, before pressing play and pulling you in closer.

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See the other time Sam thought you were in danger but weren’t here.

oh no, what a disaster that would be, can you imagine, if cops hesitated before murdering unarmed black people

And which cop is Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy referring to?  Oh, you know, Dante Servin, who was off-duty, had a verbal altercation over noise, thought a black man pulled out a gun (it was a cell phone), fired five rounds at four people in a dark alley, and shot Rekia Boyd, a black woman, in the back of the head.

And Servin was acquitted.  “In issuing the stunning ruling, Circuit Court Judge Dennis Porter said pointing a gun at an intended victim and pulling the trigger is an intentional act — not a reckless one. He essentially said Servin should have been charged with murder — not involuntary manslaughter — for firing into a crowd and killing Boyd in March 2012.”

So Servin got acquitted because he TECHNICALLY COMMITTED MURDER, but because he was charged with involuntary manslaughter incompetently (thanks, State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez), that just, uh, doesn’t count for anything, I guess.

So maybe officers SHOULD hesitate before murdering people.  Or maybe not, because a bunch of them are getting away with it, so who gives a shit, right

The headline above is from this article.

When Cliven Bundy and his psychopaths take up guns against the government, no one says anything.

When black kids have rocks in Baltimore, then “Violence isn’t the answer.

When white folks put nine cops in a Vancouver hospital over a hockey game, no one says anything.

When black folks fill the streets of Ferguson, then “Violence isn’t the answer.

When the US has the largest military budget in the world, no one says anything. When Penn State students destroyed their town over the sacking of coaches in a sex scandal, no one says anything. When San Francisco won the World Series and fans destroyed their city, no one says anything. When surfers in California destroy a town, no one says anything. When white people lost their minds over a pumpkin festival, no one says anything. When a black man is killed by police every 28 hours, no one says anything. When 1/3 of the black men in our country will be put in prison during their lifetimes, no one says anything. 

Violence may not be the answer, but what was the question?

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PLEASE REBLOG AND TAKE ACTION
This guy is named Brendan Reimer and he lives in Gilroy, California. He is a senior in high school and is going to ship off to the U.S. Military in July. He is blatantly racist and thinks he can get away with this on social media. I’m extremely uncomfortable with allowing a known racist to operate a gun and join our armed forces.
Please join me in calling his school at 408-847-2424. Demand to speak to administrators and his military recruiters and report his racist ass. Let’s not stop until he gets the consequences he deserves.

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The Grit is a dark and moody pixel art adventure set in crime-riddled city, in which you play an ordinary man, with a gun, looking for vengeance.

Although you have a gun, this is no 2D shooter, The Grit is a narrative based adventure in which you stroll through the city, encountering violent crime and deciding whether or not to do anything about it.  For example, if you encounter someone getting mugged on the street, you can just ignore it and walk on by, or intervene, by threatening, pulling a gun, wounding or even killing the attacker.  The choice is entirely up to you, these people are obviously scum, but do they deserve to die?  From muggers to rapists, each encounter serves as a dilemma, as you effectively bring your own brand of vigilante justice to the streets, becoming judge, jury and executioner.

There is a reason your character is out for vengeance, and whether he gets it is up to you, with a choice of endings, you’ll have to decide what’s more important – redemption or revenge.  A full playthough takes around 10 minutes, and although it doesn’t currently have a soundtrack, it still manages to pull you in with it’s cool atmosphere and gritty storyline.  A wonderfully dark tale of vengeance and vigilantism.

Watch a Quick Playthough Synced With ‘A Real Hero’ From The Drive OST

Play The Full Game Free (Win, Mac & Browser)

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EXACTO - Self-steering bullet for long-distance shots

Uhm… Ok, now I’m officially scared.

DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program, which developed a self-steering bullet to increase hit rates for difficult, long-distance shots, completed in February its most successful round of live-fire tests to date. An experienced shooter using the technology demonstration system repeatedly hit moving and evading targets. Additionally, a novice shooter using the system for the first time hit a moving target.

This video shows EXACTO rounds maneuvering in flight to hit targets that are moving and accelerating. EXACTO’s specially designed ammunition and real-time optical guidance system help track and direct projectiles to their targets by compensating for weather, wind, target movement and other factors that can impede successful hits.

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The lightsaber itself as it exists is perfect. There’d be no reason to change it. So Kanan has a kind of classic lightsaber. For me, when challenged with looking at a character like Ezra I thought, ‘There’s no way I can believe this kid can fight one to one with any sort of real character we’re gonna have.’ You know, he’s gonna get his butt kicked. So we had him build into his functioning saber. ‘What if it was like a revolver saber where it could actually fire a bit’ And that way he can keep people at range and only saber fight as the last resort.


And for [art director] Kilian Plunkett and I, we try to limit ourselves and say, ‘If we only had the devices to make a saber as they did in the ’70s as a prop, let’s go down to the hardware store and see how we would build this thing.’ And we instantly started looking at nail guns and staple guns. If you look at a silhouette, it reminds you of those things and we kind of fashioned it [that way]. And what I like is that it looks like something that’s from the era of the original trilogy in its shape. That ‘It’s a lightsaber’ is a bit surprising more than ‘It fires as a blaster’ is a bit surprising. I think it’s a function that, as Ezra gets better, would go away. But for now it’s something he actually needs to survive.

—  Dave Filoni, on Ezra’s blaster-saber (x)
REKIA BOYD-NO JUSTICE NO PEACE

On March 21, 2012, five shots were fired at a group of young black people. one of the shots hit a young black man by the name of Antonio Cross in the hand, leaving him slightly injured.

Another one hit Rekia Boyd, age 22 in the back of her head.

Killing her.

Dante Servin was identified as the man who murdered her. He was a 22 year veteran officer who happened to off duty.

His gun was also unregistered.

He called 911 to report noise and not getting assistance, he went outside and confronted the group that included that Rekia.

Servin claimed he feared for life and shot at the group five times.

He tried to ‘plant’ evidence, stating there was a ‘gun’.

The gun was a cellphone.

A cellphone.

Rekia Boyd was murdered on March 21,2012.

Servin was charged with manslaughter and found not guilty this month.

Servin was found not guilty and was only charged with manslaughter.

Rekia Boyd was murdered.

And her murderer walked away free this month.

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