SOTG 237 - Death by Selfie

(Photo Source: Facebook)

The disturbing trend of people injuring or even killing themselves while snapping self-portraits with their phones continues. This time a man or teen, depending on which news story you read, apparently shot himself while in the process of snapping a self-portrait.

Our friend Ben “Mookie” Thomas released the official promo video of a new rifle from Spike’s Tactical. The inscription on the rifle will make one group of people think twice. Three police officers were murdered in the United States in less than a week. Two of the crimes are unsolved with the killers at large. Are we witnessing the deadly fruits of the decades long Class Warfare campaign?


SOURCES:

Mookie releases Crusader Rifle: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqjvgTIoOuQ

Inland Mfg go to there Facebook and thank them: www.facebook.com/inland.mfg

From m.ktvz.com:

Houston police say 19-year-old Deleon Alonso Smith accidentally shot and killed himself while taking selfie photos with a gun.

From www.dailymail.co.uk:

The discovery of the dead officer comes at the same time as police in Fox Lake, Illinois, have launched a search for three armed suspects in the death of an officer.
Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, 52, died of gunshot wounds Tuesday morning in the Chicago suburb, prompting a search for three suspicious men he was chasing just before he died.
Officer Allen’s death also came just days after a sheriff’s deputy, Darren Goforth, was shot dead at a gas station near Houston while filling up his patrol car.
The latest killing – the third in less than a week – has prompted fear among other officers.
According to CNN, Abilene police chief Stan Standridge said: ‘The initial reaction was fear. Why was Officer Allen chosen?
‘That speaks volumes as it relates to how vulnerable are we. … We look like we’re prepared for anything.
‘But the reality is, we’re just like you. We go to the same schools in this community. We attend the same churches. We eat at the same restaurants. We are just like you.’
Allen, who had worked as a police officer since his early 20s, had recently got engaged.
Abilene’s chief of police, Stan Standridge, described him as a ‘great man and freat peace officer’ who was dutiful and respected by his peers.
Standridge said: ‘This family is heartbroken over the loss of their loved one, as is our police family. Parents should not have to bury their children, and this family certainly needs our love and prayers during this time.’
Allen is due to be buried later this week.


Student of the Gun Podcast Radio Logo1400x1400 Student of the Gun Radio airs every Monday through Thursday  at 9 a.m. EST and can be found by going directly to www.StudentoftheGunRadio.com.Those using mobile devices can follow us with iTunes or Stitcher. SOTG Radio is a Think On! production. Student of the Gun is the #1 source for education, enjoyment and enlightenment of real-world firearms including: training, videos, radio, books and articles. A beginner once, a student for life. www.studentofthegun.com Being a Student of the Gun is not about being a novice or beginner. Student of the Gun represents a lifelong journey of education, enlightenment and the enjoyment of firearms. Each episode will introduce the viewer to new and interesting firearms as well as the latest gear to go with them. We will travel throughout the United States, seeking the advice and expertise of the best firearms trainers available. Sometimes deadly serious, sometimes just for fun, Student of the Gun will always strive to educate and entertain our viewers while offering them an insiders’ look at the worlds of firearms.


About the Host

Paul Markel: Host of Student of the Gun Radio

Paul Markel: Host of Student of the Gun Radio

Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a United States Marine, police officer, professional bodyguard, and small arms and tactics instructor. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly 20 years, and has hundreds of articles in print. A regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows, Markel is a subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force. Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students, young and old, for decades and has also worked actively with 4H Shooting Sports programs. Markel holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines; nonetheless, he is, and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.


About the Co-Host

Jarrad Markel: Co-Host and Producer of Student of the Gun Radio

Jarrad Markel: Co-Host and Producer of Student of the Gun Radio

Not just another pretty face, Jarrad Markel has experience and training beyond his years. Jarrad has been training to be a fighter since elementary school when he first learned the art of collegiate wrestling. Now skilled in Jujitsu, Judo, Muay Thai, Sambo, the Way of the Fighting Pistol and Fighting Rifle, Jarrad is a well-rounded, tactical athlete with several professional MMA fights under his belt. More than a brute, Jarrad has brains as well. He is the lead editor and videographer for Student of the Gun and works directly for Think On! Productions creating a wide variety of video material. In addition, Markel is a skilled web & blog designer, building material for the Internet side of the house.


SAY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS, PLEASE!

Swat Fuel DuraCoat Firearm Finishes Velocity Triggers Logo Brownells, Inc. Century Arms Crossbreed Holsters Logo FrogLube
The following two tabs change content below.
Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a U.S. Marine, Police Officer, Professional Bodyguard, and Small Arms and Tactics Instructor. Mr. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly twenty years with hundreds and hundreds of articles in print. Paul is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows and subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force. Mr. Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students young and old for decades and has worked actively with the 4-H Shooting Sports program. Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines and a Bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.