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Instructor Opportunity in France - Trigger Discipline
« on: February 28, 2017, 16:43:04 »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/28/french-police-sniper-accidentally-shots-two-people-hollande/

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...a police sniper stationed outside the marquee where the speech was taking place had unintentionally opened fire while changing position.

One local report said the safety catch was unlocked and the gun discharged.

One bullet passed through the thigh of the head waiter of a local hotel and ended up in the calf of an employee of a railway maintenance company, according to Pierre N'Gahane, state prefect of the Charente region.

Unconfirmed local media reports said that the sniper shot himself in the foot and could be seen jumping up and down....

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Re: Instructor Opportunity in France - Trigger Discipline
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2017, 17:01:20 »
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One local report said the safety catch was unlocked and the gun discharged.
Along the lines of, "Honest, Sergeant - we just walked into the bar, and weren't doing a thing, when we ended up in a fight."

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Re: Instructor Opportunity in France - Trigger Discipline
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 17:19:56 »
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Unconfirmed local media reports said that the sniper shot himself in the foot and could be seen jumping up and down.

I heard that report, of the report, earlier today.   ;D  I know head waiters can be assholes, but geeze....  I wonder if the super ninja sniper was jumping up and down in celebration of a twofer?  Is that kind of like a Birdie or Eagle in golf for a sniper. :nod:

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Re: Instructor Opportunity in France - Trigger Discipline
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 19:38:15 »
. . .   I know head waiters can be assholes, but geeze....  .

But to be honest, it was a French head waiter, so it may be classified as a justified shooting.

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Re: Instructor Opportunity in France - Trigger Discipline
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2017, 21:15:21 »
Thanks for that.    :cheers:

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Re: Instructor Opportunity in France - Trigger Discipline
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2017, 10:40:17 »
they don't by chance use Remington 700 rifles, in which case he may have a technical out?

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Re: Instructor Opportunity in France - Trigger Discipline
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2017, 12:00:42 »
I don't know two folks with one un-aimed bullet has got to count for something in the sniper canteen...........
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Re: Instructor Opportunity in France - Trigger Discipline
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2017, 18:37:46 »
Following up on Blackadder's comment....

Might this not be a threefer?  A Head waiter, a railway worker and a copper (not to mention it was self-inflicted).  In France I think that qualifies as a hat-trick.   >:D
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