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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stumped in South Jersey Saturday on behalf of U.S. House Rep. Donald Norcross in his campaign for re-election.
Pelosi was joined by New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy (D) and Senator Corey Booker (D), all of whom are staunchly against Second Amendment rights, and are known to push for gun control.
The Democrats were met by hundreds of peaceful protestors who filled the sidewalk at Camden County College, demonstrating and holding pro-Second Amendment and pro-Trump signs.
A civilian on the sidewalk snapped this photo, showing a member of the Democrats’ security force, dangerously pointing a firearm at the crowd of civilians. By any standard, this unequivocally violates basic safety rules and calls into question training, and protocol.
I’ve looked at the photograph in question–you can too, it’s at the above-linked post. I’m not posting it because it’s not our picture–and yeah, it really does look like someone pointing a rifle at the cameraman.
If that’s the case, then this represents a real problem. After all, you never point a gun at something you don’t intend on destroying. Pointing a rifle at peaceful protestors is a clear violation of the basic rules of gun safety.
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: Ironclad1964
really - then why does my spotter scopeweigh 1.75kg - and like every scope i have ever owned - have a std tripod mount thread plate on the body ?
you cannot maintain a clear view hand held at hi magnification
good scopes are heavy - because glass not plastic optics and metal not plastic body
Firstly, 1.75kg is not that heavy (even for extended periods), as specially for a physically fit special ops law enforcement/military/private security operative, trained and conditioned to take on these endeavors for extended periods of time.
Secondly, why would he be using a larger, heavier long range spotter from a rooftop no less than 100 meters (probably less), that would require him to support it in such a way that his hands are positioned in this image. Even with a tripod mount, his hand positions are all too wrong. The idea behind these ops is concealment and inconspicuousy. A small, lightweight and short range spotter, binoculars or even a rangefinder would be more than sufficient. In fact if they were simply just scanning the crowd to spot potential trouble makers, they would more likely be just using a pair of binoculars rather than a scope. Binoculars are for scanning, scopes are for pinpointing..!!
One other thing that leads me to believe he is a sniper, is that there is another dude on that roof with him. That other guy is the spotter, sitting slightly behind him and most likely directing the snipers actions while he remains focused through the targeting scope..!!
Also, why are they wearing tactical gear and urban camo's (you can quite plainly see that in both the regular and zoomed image).. A little over the top if they are just normal police officers on the roof, scanning the crowd for trouble.
They were a tactical unit and that is an undeniable fact.!!
You kinda proved my point for me..lol
That web page shows a whole bunch of soldiers using spotting scopes in just the way I described. And what do you know..!?!
Most of the ones actually using firearms on the same page, all have the same hand positions as the guy in the main image and none of the scope users seem to be (even when using both hands)...lol
As a matter of fact, one of the images on the first page, shows a sniper and his spotter together.. The image was captured in a near exact angle to the one in the OP and their relative stances and hand/head positions in relation to the equipment are identical to the original pic..lol
Maybe I am not a expert
As for the police chief.. What would you expect him to say when he gets caught with his pants down.. That's a no brainer..!!
Get over it.. They were caught and that's all there is to it..!!