a reply to: Guyfriday
I should have mentioned that I"m left handed. Sam Colt designed the Walker for Samuel Walker, and they were both left handed souls. I probably can
work cartridges in and out of any single action, except a top break S&W, quicker than you can. But what I said is accurate. If you really were in
the Service, then you know that wearing a pouch like the USPS mail bag, will get you strangled by your own bandolier's carrying strap, if someone can
get behind you.
If you wear it off your left shoulder, I'm dead on correct. 99% of the hunters in this country don't even know how to deploy a rifle with a leather
double loop sling, off of their shoulder. And that also takes both hands, to be lightning quick.
If that Tac. operator needed an open bag, with two carrying straps, I'm betting he'd have to set it down on the ground, to grab fresh mags. I also
posted about no less than five fully covered operators, standing in front of that San Bernardino Community Center just before the shooting started
there. But I can't go along with your pulling multiple shooters out of thin air, at Parkland. If that little punk Cruz was at the other end of the
building while the shooting was still going on, he didn't do what he's being charged with. And that still leaves the one fully covered Tactical SWAT
officer, which Ms. Lippel described.
Did she conflate spare mags in his vest, with body armor, we'll have to listen further? It's pretty d#$m sad that we can't even trust the police
ballistics to tell us how many different firearms fired those bullets and ejected those empties. But for Cruz to be wandering the hall, strangely
confused, does sound like some post hypnotic waking trance, to me. At least I do have that hypnotherapy experience, plus the two and a half hour long
video tape recording of my 2002 session.
I've tried to use that recording to back up a book manuscript, for sale in Europe. Their P.A.L. format, caused us all kinds of grief, and that idea
went nowhere fast. But at least, now I have my session on home recorded DVD's. If Cruz was tricked into being hypnotized, it would have been at the
same levels that I was put under, by my professional and "Licensed" Washington State Hypnotherapist. I had to get his O.K. before I sent anything
over to the U.K. due to his trade secrets. That is why I said that it would take a professional to debrief the woman who spoke with Cruz going out
the other end of the building. I can watch this on videotape, but that doesn't qualify me.
But as for having to drop an open carrying bag to the floor to extract spare AR mags with the open end up, and reloading, before picking the bag back
up, well that's a no brainer. A tactical vest with magazine pockets in it's front panels makes a lot more sense, but it probably would have been far
above Cruz's skill set. If their count is correct at 150 rounds, I'm betting a 30 rd. mag. in the rifle, and six 20 round mags in the vest pockets.
You're thinking four mags in vest pockets and one more in his rifle, whoever "he" is. Someone will just have to count those empty magazines laying on
the hallway floors. FWIW, six twenties, sticking out of the front of that shooter's vest, would seem to Ms. Lippel to be body armor a lot more than
only four thirties, IMHO.
Nikolas Cruz isn't any pauper, so he could purchase just about anything he wanted. In this he's like the Vegas concert shooter, Paddock. And no, I
haven't got any ARs, because I'm left handed. I do have an early Marlin Guide Gun, and three more smaller lever action rifles, along with a couple of
left hand bolt rifles. I also have a couple of "range bags" with zippered tops. If Cruz had one of these, then he really did need to set it down, in
order to pull their flaps back in order to extract spare magazines.
And if I heard right, he assembled his stash, before his adoptive mother passed on unexpectedly from complications from Influenza, last year. We may
find out that he had a lot more goodies, pertaining to rapid reloading AR's than we've heard about so far.
That lady's third floor, cell phone video, also panned out over the parking lot at San Bernardino, and there were two more figures way out near some
trees, bordering the road, on the far end of the parking lot. I can't see the Muslim couple anywhere in between those trees and the front doors. It
was shown several times on Fox News, but has since disappeared. The local cops responded within about four minutes, and the couple and the Operators
were all gone by then. So there had to be getaway drivers in vehicles waiting outside. We've never seen any vids from all of the cameras inside that
Don't hold your breath about Parkland's videotapes, either.
edit on 1-3-2018 by carpooler because: six is better than four