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    NYPD checking ammo after knife wielder’s jacket stops cops’ bullets

    NYPD checking ammo after knife wielder’s jacket stops cops’ bullets

    Four of the shots that cops fired at a madman waving a knife in Midtown failed to penetrate his jacket — which was not bulletproof — and the NYPD will now check the weapons for malfunction, law enforcement sources told The Post.
    “The bullets we have may be defective and that’s very disturbing,” one source said. “When we fire our weapons, we want to make damn sure that our bullets hit our target — neutralizing our target.”

    A sergeant and an officer fired a total of nine rounds at 46-year-old Garry Conrad on Wednesday, with one of the shots killing the depressed Broadway stagehand who refused to drop the blade at West 49th Street and Eighth Avenue.

    Four of the bullets got lodged in Conrad’s Carhartt jacket, sources said, adding that he was not wearing a bulletproof vest.

    Another shot grazed the wrist of bystander Lauran Code, a 46-year-old lingerie designer from California.

    Sources said the incident does not appear to be a pattern, but the 9mm guns used by the officers are going to be checked for malfunctions.

    John Cerar, a retired NYPD deputy inspector who headed the department’s Tactics and Firearms Section from 1985 through 1994, said the incident was difficult to fathom.

    “I have not heard anything like this. There would be no reason for it,” Cerar said. “There would have to be some kind of defect. I would certainly look at the ammunition.”

    Cerar noted that he recalled one incident in the 1970s in which the target of a police shooting escaped injury when one bullet struck his leather jacket and was somehow deflected, failing to wound the man.

    “It was just an anomaly,” he recalled of that incident.

    “An anomaly is one thing, but four anomalies is another thing entirely,” Cerar said, referring to the four bullets that never penetrated Conrad.

    Cerar added that “there could be a defect in the weapon” of some sort, but a “defect in the ammunition” was more likely.

    He insisted that an investigation into the matter is imperative. “It sounds like a problem and should be looked into.”

    http://nypost.com/2016/05/19/nypd-ch...-cops-bullets/
    Pat ------> NRA Endowment Member

    #2
    All this talk of defective ammo and guns, they just don't realize that carhartts are awesome jackets

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      #3
      NYS legislator logic.....Lets make it so you have to be the lord of the fucking rings to fire your weapon. That should make it better.

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        #4
        Maybe the officer shot all of his issued ammo on his personal time and replaced it with something else? Not wise, but not unheard of. Shouldn't happen either way.

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          #5
          Ban carhartt

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          • MossbergMan
            MossbergMan commented
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            Buy carhartt!

          #6
          Maybe the smog slowed the bullets down.

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            #7
            Dem waz magic bullets!
            NRA Benefactor Life
            NRA Instructor & RSO
            NYSRPA, SAF, GOA

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              #8
              I wouldn't rule out the perp was equipped with a invisible force field.

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              • John060404
                John060404 commented
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                Jedi perhaps?

              #9
              I am trying to think of what firearm malfunction would cause a failure to penetrate. An obstruction in the barrel sufficient to decelerate the bullet would also cause an over pressure that would burst the barrel. Perhaps rolls of holes drilled in the barrel to bleed off velocity, but that would cause the action to not fully cycle. It has to be the awesomeness of Carhart jackets.

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                #10
                Originally posted by Genghis Khan View Post
                I am trying to think of what firearm malfunction would cause a failure to penetrate. An obstruction in the barrel sufficient to decelerate the bullet would also cause an over pressure that would burst the barrel. Perhaps rolls of holes drilled in the barrel to bleed off velocity, but that would cause the action to not fully cycle. It has to be the awesomeness of Carhart jackets.

                Or defective ammo

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                  #11
                  Originally posted by Bigrob View Post


                  Or defective ammo
                  I was being ironical.

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                    #12
                    LOWEST BIDDER ON AMMO WHAT A GREAT IDEA. maybe not
                    let's make america great again

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                      #13
                      Glad i have 2 carhardt jackets

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                        #14
                        Schumer will be holding up a Carhartt jacket calling for a ban tomorrow morning on his weekly press conference " It's common sense and for the kids!" "No one needs work type clothing while walking around the city!" "It's for the children!"

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                          #15
                          FIFY
                          Originally posted by LazyLab View Post
                          Schumer will be holding up a Carhartt jacket calling for a ban tomorrow morning on his weekly press conference " It's common sense and for the kids!" "No one needs work type clothing while sitting around on there ass collecting welfare and ebt!" "It's for the children!"

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