Top Ten Internet Videos Countdown: #9


  1. #1 the real me
    November 20, 2009

    That is so cop–and SOOO fire marshall Bill!

  2. #2 John
    November 20, 2009

    There is NO SUCH THING AS AN EMPTY GUN. The closest thing you’ll ever find is a gun disassembled to the point it cannot function. This is the first thing you’ll hear in the military before you’re handed a firearm. At least that’s the way it used to be.

    Apparently proper firearm training isn’t a part of all firearm equipped professions.

  3. #3 havoc
    November 20, 2009

    This one happened in my hometown:

    This one was with a Glock .45. The one in the video was a Glock .40.

    Here’s a word from Glock on their “Safe Action” (aka no manual safety):

    The “Safe Action” system is a partly tensioned firing pin lock, which is moved further back by the trigger bar when the trigger is pulled.
    When the trigger is pulled, 3 safety features are automatically deactivated one after another.

    Hmm… maybe the “Safe Action” isn’t so safe.

  4. #4 Confused
    November 20, 2009

    What makes this appropriate for Science Blogs?

  5. #5 Greg Laden
    November 20, 2009

    This blog addresses numerous technology issues including firearms and firearm safety.

    But if you do not think this is appropriate content, you should contact our complaint department manager, Ms. Waite. She often goes by her first name, “Helen.”

    So if you wish to lodge a complaint regarding what is appropriate and what it not, go to Helen Waite.


    Thank you very much, thank you very much.

  6. #6 cm
    November 20, 2009

    Hoping to inject some energy into my lectures, and ever since I saw this online years back, I have taken to shooting myself in the leg just about mid-semester.

    It’s quite something how after the shooting not only does he not seek medical attention, not only does he just stand there and keep talking, he then asks for another and bigger gun and when the crowd rightly gets damn nervous has the pigheadedness to say, “Heeeey, hold on, this is empty, this is an empty weapon, guys..” Talk about not getting it!

  7. #7 excalibur008
    November 21, 2009