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how not to test a Photographers trigger finger

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  1. gun-fucious

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    The M-16 rifle of a U.S. Army soldier accidentally fires near a Reuters photographer during a search operation, after a convoy of military vehicles was attacked in the central al-Mansour area of Baghdad July 14, 2003. Attackers fired rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns at U.S. soldiers in Baghdad on Monday, killing one and wounding six, the U.S. military said. REUTERS/Faleh Kheiber

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/030714/170/4obcm.html
     

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    Oh, wait, you're not looking for captions, are you? :uhoh:
     
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    The Army never taught ME "Rule 3", either. I learned it elsewhere (though I've had more than one on-the-ball NCO give us instructions about where your trigger finger shouldn't be, thankfully).
     
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  8. Kharn

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    On a more serious note, what is the machine gun on the ground? A PKMS?

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    "Firearms like that machine gun there should only be used by well-trained individuals, like the police or us soldi*KAABLAAAM!* Oops. Dammit."

    or

    "I can't hear you, my ears are ringing! Get my finger off the what?"
     
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    THR Chorus, ready? Mmmmm, hmmmm, memememe--"RULE #3, DOGGIE!"
     
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    Saxon, if so, then would the dust not be in only one direction?:confused:
     
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    It looks to me as if he was preoccupied with the weapon on the ground and was in the process of picking it up. He had switched his weapon from right to left hand and looks like got a finger in the triggerguard to set off the round.
     
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    Not too shabby if it's a video capture.
     
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    I agree with the Saxon Pig. If that were a bed-wetting Commie member of the Left-Wing lunatic media he would not be taking an in focus, perfectly framed picture of a ND. He would be peeing his pants.
     
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    El T nails it on the head. What we have here is a Negligent Discharge caught in its natural environment. That photo is an excellent example of why Rule 3 is so important.

    Luckily he wasn't breaking more than one rule. Otherwise we'd have ended up with with either a wounded soldier or a dead photographer.

    Just to take a complete SWAG, my guess is that the photog was lining things up in the camera right before the soldier had the ND. The soldier has the ND and the sound probably caused the him to snap the photo.

    God knows stranger photos have been taken (like that one from VietNam of the guy being shot in the head at close range.)
     
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    No kidding, good thinng nobody got hurt.

    He's probably feeling pretty lucky and pretty lousy. Let's hope he's learned his lesson.
     
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    "can you hear me now? whats that? hello, is this thing on? i said, CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?"
     
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    it looks like the belt of ammo slipped off his shoulder as he leaned over
     
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    One, the "in-bed" journalists for the major US media have been little more than cheerleading stenographers for government propaganda in this war, so I doubt there is any conspiracy here to make the military look bad.

    Two, we are ignoring the fact that these boys are recently under fire, and in danger of taking fire at any time. Sure, hammer Rule #3 in, but I'm not going to cast any stones. Stuff happens. It's a shame when stuff happens for a stupid and misguided foreign policy.
     
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    Oops, I'll eat a little crow. Reuters isn't US propaganda, obviously. They've even been somewhat objective in a few cases.
     
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    They have had articles that run the gamut from very supportive of the war effort to nicely balanced and neutral to extremely biased against the war. But, as you recognized, they are decidedly not US propaganda.
     
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