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Video: Failed Assassination Attempt in Bulgaria

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:49 am

Crazy. Background here.

Apparently the gun jammed.

UPDATE: Correction: the gun didn’t jam. It was a gas pistol.

A gas pistol is a non-lethal weapon used for self-defense, however when fired at close-range, it can cause life-threatening injuries.

Thanks to Michael Keohane.

10 Responses to “Video: Failed Assassination Attempt in Bulgaria”

  1. Looks like they need to ban assault rifles.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  2. It appears that the weapon did not shoot bullets. Saw this on another site – a type of gas gun.

    Michael M. Keohane (6bf12e)

  3. The whole episode is certainly an argument for gun control.

    No rifle or gun with many rounds – not even a gun that shot bullets.

    Sammy Finkelman (6ae430)

  4. 1. He used the gun he did because they successfully banned all the other kinds of guns.

    Sammy Finkelman (6ae430)

  5. “1. He used the gun he did because they successfully banned all the other kinds of guns.”

    Sammy – In your dreams.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  6. Well, really, what is the reason for the attacker choosing this kind of gun?

    It might not be totally unavailable, but this thing was probably a lot easier to get.

    Remember, this is Bulgaria, not Burlington, Vermont.

    Of course, obviously there was no metal detector there or anything, or any armed guards.

    Sammy Finkelman (6ae430)

  7. This is like catnip for Sammy.

    JD (b63a52)

  8. 6. Remember, this is Bulgaria, not Burlington, Vermont.

    Comment by Sammy Finkelman (6ae430) — 1/20/2013 @ 11:15 am

    Exactly. It’s Bulgaria. My 12y.o. niece could find a Tokarev in Bulgaria.

    Steve57 (4c041b)

  9. Curious to know what kind of projectile was in there, and whether it was coated with some kind of poison (because it’s a gas pistol).

    Loser (483c0e)

  10. Loser, it’s just supposed to fire a certain amount of tear gas. There’s no projectile. They’re pretty useless except for intimidation, and that goes out the window when every criminal concludes as you draw a gun, “That’s just a gas pistol.”

    I’m amazed to find people who think you can’t find the real thing in Bulgaria just because a legal gun requires licensing and registration. Bulgaria has a long hunting tradition and legal guns there aren’t really that expensive and the licensing procedure isn’t that difficult.

    As far as black market guns, they’re just as easy to get as in any former eastern bloc country. It’s getting harder now as the Soviet era fades into history, but that doesn’t mean it’s that hard.

    By the way, I’m not advocating anyone break the law anywhere in the world no matter how easy it may be. As an American you’d have to be a complete fool to trust whatever criminal who tells you he’d sell you a gun. Americans don’t last long in 3rd world prisons, and they don’t do too well in ex or currently communist ones either.

    And now, please enjoy this video of people in Crete celebrating and enjoying their totally illegal guns:

    Steve57 (4c041b)

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