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Beer + Inbreeding + Stupid + Guns = "What the heck?"
I wonder what percent of these drunk adventures end up with someone dead?
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They live and breed among us. Beware. This is the very definition of Jackass.
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Replacement for the guy that was killed filming "Jackass" or Darwin awards candidate?
"The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
"Life's tough. It's even tougher if you're stupid" John Wayne
All that being said, this is obviously a dumb thing to do because: (A) These guys don't look like the type to ensure that the vest was rated to withstand what they were shooting it with. (B) Kevlar, Spectra, and other textiles used in vests can degrade from exposure to a variety of things (how much, and by what, depend on which material is being used) such as UV light, water, and various chemicals so unless this was a brand new vest or they knew it had been properly stored/cared for, it may not have been able to provide an adequate level of protection anymore. (C) What if your buddy misses?
With these guys - you can bet they'll never pull something this stupid again, and since they weren't out to hurt anyone else (only themselves), I say give 'em another chance.
late finding this thread, but I've seen that video making the rounds in email before
guy is an absolute idiot, nothing more, nothing less
there is a reason mfgs put expiration dates on vests.....stuff wears down after awhile so it is no longer guaranteed to do its job, and this imbecile puts himself in and old vest and gets shot in a vital area....what a moron...even if it didn't penetrate (judging from the wound/blood it looks like it might have partially penetrated) it would still cause broken ribs, bruised or fractured sternum, bruised lungs, etc....on top of that according to paaiyan, the vest had already been tested? even more of an idiot
I'm am SO glad this tool isn't wearing a badge
when cops get shot in the vest they go to hospital because of the side effects of the impact, they can still have severe injuries, this guy is more than lucky
this is a common misuse of the term......in all actuality there is no such thing as a bullet proof vest, they are all merely bullet resistant up to a certain level and rated as suchOriginally Posted by aaron100us
even the heavy vest we have in all our patrol cars rated at Level IV to stop 7.62x39, .308, .223 will fail when shot with even more powerful calibers, and level III and below won't stop these rifle rounds, Level II won't stop some of the stop that level III will, etc
I wear a Level IIIa with ceramic trauma plate, its mfg expiration date is Oct 2013 so I got two years and I'll get a new vest
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If loose gun laws are good for criminals why do criminals support gun control?
If he was really as tough as he said, he should try a Smith .500 mag . LOL.. I bet he can stop it!... What absolute idiots. Then the guy punches him. What if your friend is really hurt. Even if he is a jack ass. How cruel. I would love to see them lose their guns.