1. says

    I’ve known far too many gun worshiping assholes over the years. Some people go into law enforcement because they want to kill. End of story.

  2. Meurig ap Gweirydd says

    Odd how anyone can mistake an 8 ounce piece of neon yellow plastic for a 2 pound (when fully loaded) black metal Glock pistol? I know the cops around here reject applicants who show any sign of intelligence, but this is beyond ridiculous.

  3. GerrardOfTitanServer says

    black metal Glock pistol

    This is a minor correction. I completely agree that it’s asinine for a cop of 25 years of experience to confuse a handgun with a taser. However, Glocks are famous for being made mostly out of a special lightweight polymer, unlike practically all earlier handguns which were mostly metal.

  4. GerrardOfTitanServer says

    Crip Dyke

    Yeah, there was a big panic about glocks when they first came out because some thought they might be invisible to metal detectors.

    I figure you probably already searched, but here it is.

    The polymer frame is much more lightweight than a metal frame gun. The slide, barrel and slide inserts are still metal […]

    Generally speaking, even modern all plastic 3d-printed handguns still need metal bullets, and as far as I know, the still is no real gun that is invisible to metal detectors.

    As for the glock, note that its plastic frame shows up pretty clearly AFAIK on an x-ray machine.

  5. rydan says

    Did the skittles thing really happen? Isn’t this a reference to Trayvon Martin? I don’t recall any cop involved in that case or anyone claiming he had a gun. Just that’s what he had on him after legally purchasing them from the nearby store.