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    Halloween came early... deadly...

    weird news item of the day...

    Civil war reenactor shot along the highway.... in uniform... pointed his gun at a deputy...

    somewhere, someone in the press is gonna say it was a muzzle loaded AK47 assault rifle, I'm sure...

    Until then... here's The Story
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    The uniform he's wearing in the photo looks more like a Revolutionary War than a Civil War uniform. Aside from that I read a lot into that story. The guy was walking down the road in an old style military uniform, 50 miles from is home, and pointed a rifle at a deputy sheriff. It would seem drugs, alcohol, or mental instability are playing huge factors in this story.

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    Okay, first he's wearing a Revolutionary war uniform in the picture...


    Second, he sounds like he only had one oar in the water to begin with
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    Quote Originally Posted by PB2 View Post
    The uniform he's wearing in the photo looks more like a Revolutionary War than a Civil War uniform. Aside from that I read a lot into that story. The guy was walking down the road in an old style military uniform, 50 miles from is home, and pointed a rifle at a deputy sheriff. It would seem drugs, alcohol, or mental instability are playing huge factors in this story.
    Oh yes...mental or drug issues... sure... flipping off passing motorists... yeah, he's a bit around the bend... for whatever reason... just an odd occurrence... getting all dressed up in a civil or revolutionary war uniform and going off like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PB2 View Post
    mental instability are playing huge factors in this story.
    I question anyone's mental stability who want to dress up and play war for fun.
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    From the article:
    DCI Special Agent Jeff Uhlmeyer said Dooley was dressed in his Civil War-era uniform at the time of the incident.
    quite possible the SA doesn't know one from the other...

    the pic is Revolutionary era... but he wasn't riding the horsey, he was riding "Shank's mare," when shot.
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    DCI Special Agent Jeff Uhlmeyer said Dooley was dressed in his Civil War-era uniform at the time of the incident. He declined to say if the rifle was loaded, but said more information would be released soon. Uhlmeyer also declined to say why Dooley was in that area, about 50 miles from his residence.
    Loaded or not pointing a rifle at Law Enforcement personnel generally has fatal consequences.
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    Well, something sent the poor SOB off the deep end.

    Sad and silly at the same time...

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    One shot drop. Impressive.
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    That is totally bizarre. Completely justified shooting. A muzzle loading rifle could have killed that officer just as easily as a modern firearm.
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    Guy doesn't sound too bright. I don't think flipping the bird was of the period.
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    A muzzle loaded AK47 assault rifle?

    Well, it was the assault weapon of its day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mprp View Post
    Guy doesn't sound too bright. I don't think flipping the bird was of the period.
    Oh, it preceeds that time period by a long shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Oh, it preceeds that time period by a long shot.
    Hmm, shows how much I know of that period. When I first heard Roe vs. Wade, I thought that was what Washington was contemplating before crossing the Delaware.
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