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Sipsey Street Irregulars recounts for us idiocy in it’s highest form.

Those who know better.

Gunfire and moments of fear as a rural Oregon school tests its readiness.

Two masked men wearing hoodies and wielding handguns burst into the Pine Eagle Charter School in this tiny rural community on Friday. Students were at home for an in-service day, so the gunmen headed into a meeting room full of teachers and opened fire.

Someone figured out in a few seconds that the bullets were not drawing blood because they were blanks and the exercise was a drill, designed to test Pine Eagle’s preparation for an assault by “active shooters” who were, in reality, members of the school staff. But those few seconds left everybody plenty scared.

I’m with Dutchman6.  If I’d been present (and legally armed) I’d have shot the bastards!

Reminiscent of my security guard days, walking into a cafeteria right after an ‘armed robber’ put a gun in the cashier’s face.  It was Halloween and it was a friend of hers in costume.  I arrived five minutes later.

He would have been shot – right there.


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


5 thoughts on “IDIOCY ON PARADE!

  1. The tactics used were foolish. Give credit, however, for someone trying to do the right thing; not just, “It can’t happen here”.

    Posted by WellSeasonedFool | May 5, 2013, 7:56 am
  2. Granted, the preparedness drill was well-intentioned – but would only work in a place where everyone is already disarmed. I have no intention of practicing on how best to survive a one-sided encounter.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | May 5, 2013, 8:39 am
  3. The stupid is strong in that one. Thankfully (for them) they tried this in a state where it was much less likely they would encounter armed citizens. Now if they had tried that in Texas …

    Posted by Wilson | May 11, 2013, 7:58 am

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