Guns of the Capitol Hill Shooting II by Robert Farago | Oct 03, 2013 | 84 comments facebook twitter linkedin email comments Matt in FL says: October 3, 2013 at 18:10 If I was going to carry an AR for the Capitol Police, I want the one in the third photo, with the silencer. Reply DougieR says: October 3, 2013 at 18:35 Me too. Now if only I could think of why an officer of the law would need one…attached to his weapon…at all times. Reply great unknown says: October 3, 2013 at 18:41 To reduce acoustic trauma to both himself and the people around him, while allowing him to avoid ear protection that might affect both his ability to hear orders and his situational awareness. Similar to the reasons many hunters are now using suppressors. Reply Brad says: October 3, 2013 at 20:03 This. Suppressors are safety devices and a courtesy to those around you. Nothing else. dsreno says: October 3, 2013 at 20:06 There’s a device that can protect people’s hearing from the harmful pressures of muzzle blast? Somebody should make sure that only patient wealthy people with a clean record can get their hands on such devices. We don’t want bootleggers using them against the good men in the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Matt says: October 6, 2013 at 18:46 You ARENT allowed to use common sense here! You are making it seem like we arent oppressed. Byte Stryke says: October 3, 2013 at 19:59 you spelled “suppressor” incorrectly Reply SD3 says: October 3, 2013 at 20:44 *and* you rasis’, to boot. They shooting sisters with them things. Reply NDS says: October 3, 2013 at 22:00 Fill out a Form 4 and see how the ATF spells it Reply Matt in FL says: October 4, 2013 at 03:17 Yeah, you may think that, and I was picky about it once too, but I offer the following samples: Advanced Armament Corp uses silencer Gemtech uses suppressor primarily, but silencer can be found in their materials Knight’s Armament uses suppressor Liberty uses suppressor Silencerco is uh… yeah SureFire uses suppressor and silencer interchangeably Wilson Combat uses suppressor Yankee Hill Machine uses suppressor And finally, the trade organization that was formed to advocate for the silencer industry, to which most (if not all) of the companies above belong, is called the American Silencer Association. The point is… use what you want, and don’t be a pedantic jerk to people that use the other term, because even the industry can’t seem to decide. Reply txJM says: October 4, 2013 at 10:37 …with your bolt open? Reply Matt in FL says: October 4, 2013 at 10:45 Eh, hittin the bolt release don’t take but a blink. Reply jwm says: October 3, 2013 at 18:18 So far in both of these posts about the DC guns I’m seeing that most of the cops are wearing cop style uniforms, with the exception of the feebs in the matt black truck. No Mraps or APCs that I see. No. it looks like a massive police response to a threat to the white house. I would expect no less in this day and age. Kenya and the Navy Yard just happened. Lesson to be learned here. Don’t go off your meds near the POtUS or his nanny ranch. Reply Dirk Diggler says: October 3, 2013 at 18:19 So civilians (the po-po) can carry “weapons of war” on our streets or are they considered “military” and hence we now have military deployed on US soil, potentially against US Citizens? Just curious . . . . Reply Gyufygy says: October 3, 2013 at 18:20 Sure looks like a bunch of poorly trained light infantry to my civvie eye. Reply pwrserge says: October 3, 2013 at 20:59 Not just your civie eye. The sniper in the first batch of photos was skylining himself like nobody’s business. Reply ropingdown says: October 3, 2013 at 18:27 Those aren’t AR’s and M4’s, those are Patrol Rifles. The weighted riot gloves are Bruise Protection glovelets. / I have to say, cops are incredibly fashion-sensitive. Almost like they could produce new costumes for the Village People. Can’t imagine how brutal it must be stuck on a low-budget PD where you can’t buy the new must-have SpecOps fashion accessory. Reply GC says: October 3, 2013 at 18:32 The Mechanix gloves the guy is wearing in the last picture don’t look too high speed. Must be sequestration. Reply Jus Bill says: October 3, 2013 at 18:51 SOMEBODY didn’t put his grant application in on time… Mike says: October 3, 2013 at 19:19 or he’s a Nutnfancy fan… Padawan says: October 3, 2013 at 19:34 Mechanix are pretty popular among guys much higher speed then these dudes. And “weighted riot glove” is complete BS, those are just normal hard knuckled ones. Of course they could be spun into “military-style assault gloves” if that’s your thing. dsreno says: October 3, 2013 at 20:10 They are only “military-style assault gloves” when us civilians use them. When police wear them, they are Light Gauntlets of Justice. Jay1987 says: October 3, 2013 at 20:45 I love the Wileys with the knuckle protectors on em they come in handy for mechanics and carpenters too you know Andy says: October 3, 2013 at 18:30 These are the type of weapons ,tactics ,and officers that the citizens will be facing when the 2nd Revolution begins,that is unless they go home to protect their own families.As for the picture of the subject being stopped by the officers,how come there are none of these “soldier” cops surrounding the vehicle were they assigned to protect more important areas,such as the Prez?Probably so since he has to be protected but citizens don’t need guns for protection,or so he says.Be prepared and ready.Keep your powder dry. Reply Cliff H says: October 3, 2013 at 22:19 Well, BHO needs all that protection because he’s an IMPORTANT person and you, well, you’re just you. Reply Mike in NC says: October 3, 2013 at 18:34 What happened to the well-groomed, professional looking police depicted in classic TV. Dress blues on patrol and hair have both apparently gone the way of the dinosaurs. /*wanders off to find Adam-12 on DVD*/ Reply Bill says: October 3, 2013 at 18:41 agreed, perhaps our law-enforcement should get their uniforms made by Hugo Boss Reply Matt in FL says: October 3, 2013 at 18:44 Is that a subtle Nazi reference? If so, bravo. If not, carry on. Reply Mack says: October 3, 2013 at 19:04 Oh that is beautiful haha! Someone else that knows their history. There’s a reason why those uniforms were striking. Even my Dress Blues come in second to those. Bill says: October 3, 2013 at 20:18 Indeed sir 😀 Chris Mallory says: October 3, 2013 at 18:47 Nope, but making them look like Greyhound drivers again would be a good thing. No more shaved heads or buzz cuts. No more tactical boots. No more BDUs. Might as well throw in monthly steroid testing as well. Reply Jus Bill says: October 3, 2013 at 18:54 Yeah, Golden Flow. Let ’em pee like the contractors. Anon in CT says: October 3, 2013 at 22:32 If the NYPD is taking steroids, they are doing an excellent job of hiding them in donuts. The Blue Angel says: October 4, 2013 at 12:17 With those Popeye forearms, I figured they were eating too much spinach. stateisevil says: October 3, 2013 at 18:34 Who’s paranoid again? Reply colby says: October 3, 2013 at 18:34 Looks like Mechanix originals in the last pic. Reply Tommy Knocker says: October 3, 2013 at 18:37 Just heard a news report that the perp was found to have a “BB” in her car. Reply Byte Stryke says: October 3, 2013 at 20:09 Baby…. Bay Bee. Small child, infant, little person. Reply CoolBreeze72 says: October 3, 2013 at 18:41 watch the video of the woman in the car escaping. First cop on the scene fails to block her escape by leaving too much space for her car. Then when she goes around the fountain the idiot cops follow her around in a circle failing an opportunity to block her exit. keystone cops live! Reply Brooklyn in da house says: October 3, 2013 at 18:55 All for an unarmed crazy women with a baby in the car. Yeah they didnt know that initially. I cant imagine if it were 100 armed men that were not crazy. What would that look like? One rouge cop had half of Cali shook. 2 untrained kids shutdown Boston. Whats going to happen if a 100 guys decide enough is enough and want to take matters into their own hands? Reply Tommy Knocker says: October 3, 2013 at 19:21 Check out the Alhurra video of the shooting. There is a cop with his head in the car practically at the front passenger window. Several others at the other windows. How could they have not seen the kid in a car seat? Unbelievable. I am sure they will all get medals and promotions for this. Reply Tommy Knocker says: October 3, 2013 at 19:22 Here is the video “http://www.alhurra.com/content/capitol-hill-shooting-video/234049.html” Reply dsreno says: October 3, 2013 at 20:28 Interesting that the cops finally decide to shoot at her after she has traveled ~50 yards directly away from them… At the beginning, it just looked like a typical car chase. Any idea what she did before we see her in the video? Bill says: October 3, 2013 at 22:07 God, I hope they all suffer from guilt and PTSD for mowing down a crazy woman fleeing from them. Jeff the Griz says: October 3, 2013 at 19:21 You sir are at the top of a government watch list for having too much common sense. Reply Brooklyn in da house says: October 3, 2013 at 20:53 Awesome Reply Jeh says: October 3, 2013 at 18:59 The look of determination and constipation in that suppressor cops face is admirable. Reply Mack says: October 3, 2013 at 19:06 “I get to shoot americans today! Oh wait, stern face stern face stern face, there’s cameras.” Reply Totenglocke says: October 3, 2013 at 20:54 100% accurate. Reply Mack says: October 3, 2013 at 19:02 They have a newer arsenal than most any Marine grunt unit. Please tell me why we still have M16s that are so old they have no blueing left on them while these assholes have 416’s with SureFire Mini cans. Reply Dirk Diggler says: October 3, 2013 at 19:15 because the sheep think the po-po is better than the marines. Reply Jus Bill says: October 3, 2013 at 19:20 Because the Marines don’t get DHS Block Grants? Reply Mistereveready says: October 3, 2013 at 20:22 Because the government fears domestic threats far more they do foreign. Is why they arm the terrorist and enemies around the globe and disarm their own constituents. Reply Charles5 says: October 3, 2013 at 20:57 Because the Marines aren’t compensating for anything… Reply jwm says: October 3, 2013 at 21:01 Cause the marines get their funding thru the navy. Does the term,”Red Headed Step Child”, mean anything to you? Reply GWB says: October 4, 2013 at 00:29 Cause the Marines actually prides itself on being cheap? Reply Ralph says: October 3, 2013 at 19:17 Miriam Carey, 34, from Stanford, CT. A (former?) dental assistant, if you can believe that. Reply rhampton says: October 3, 2013 at 19:43 FWIW – according to this page she was a career counselor for dental hygienists and dental assistants http://www.wellness.com/dir/4150290/career-counseling/ct/stamford/miriam-carey-experienced-dental-placements-rdhbhs Reply Tyler says: October 3, 2013 at 19:19 Haven’t those guys heard? Double barrel shotguns way, way easier to aim and shoot than any other rifle ever. Why are they still messing around with those terrible AR style weapons? It doesn’t any sense I tell you… Reply MattG says: October 3, 2013 at 19:33 Yep, two blasts off of a White House balcony could have solved this situation nice and quick. Reply Ross says: October 3, 2013 at 19:21 Out tax dollars at work, we all paid for these guns wich are used to protect the very same people that would take yours. Reply Jus Bill says: October 3, 2013 at 19:35 “After making an initial identification of the suspect, police are trying to confirm that the suspect is a 34-year-old woman from Stamford, Conn., with a history of mental health issues. “A police bomb squad was outside the Stamford address tonight.” http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/shots-us-capitol-puts-senators-lockdown/story?id=20460948 OK, so in what parallel universe do you send the bomb squad to check out a unarmed, psychotic dead woman’s house? Reply dsreno says: October 3, 2013 at 20:30 If you don’t play with the toys you already have, why would mom buy you any more? Reply Liberty2Alpha says: October 3, 2013 at 21:36 LOLOLOLOLOL!!! Nice. Reply Jus Bill says: October 4, 2013 at 10:40 And after rousting ALL the neighbors overnight and also bringing in a HAZMAT Team, they find… NADA. Your tax dollars “inaction.” Reply Robert Seddon says: October 3, 2013 at 19:47 I’d want a 308 .. better through a car door or whatever. These might just become the tyrants we have the second amendment to protect us from, and if they can have them. why can we not have them? Reply Curtis says: October 3, 2013 at 20:02 Get two hands on that weapon, number 2. Reply Gov. William J. Le Petomane says: October 4, 2013 at 08:42 As long as his booger picker stays outside the trigger guard I’m happy. Reply mp says: October 3, 2013 at 20:23 Big Bad Tacticool Boyz…. ready to kick YOUR door in…… Reply dsreno says: October 3, 2013 at 20:32 But a two handed grip isn’t as glamorous. If all you do with your gun is stand around, you might as well look fashionable. Edit: Woops! supposed to be response to Curis… Reply Simon says: October 3, 2013 at 20:35 Just another excuse to run around and play soldier. Somebody drove a car through a barricade? Sound the alarms and get your guns out! I thought the .gov was shut down? Are these people volunteers or are they on the taxpayer’s dime? Reply Jay W. says: October 3, 2013 at 20:45 I’m surprised, but I don’t believe I saw any comments that about the MagPul PMags, window version no less. Reply Don says: October 3, 2013 at 20:49 I really wish you media folks would stop plastering pictures of the shooters all over when these shootings happen. You are just giving them the glory and infamy they seek! 😉 Reply Bill says: October 3, 2013 at 22:09 I see what you did there Reply Jay W. says: October 3, 2013 at 20:58 Mental health issues, attempted mass murder – where have I heard that theme before? Looks like she’s from CT too. Guess gun control is working there, because she had to use her Lexus. Per yesterday’s posting, can automobile control be far behind? I mean, if it saves just one child’s life, how can we not do it for their sake? Again, deranged people don’t kill, automobiles (and guns?) do! Reply Cknarf says: October 3, 2013 at 22:18 New police procedure for suspicious activity investigation: 1. Drive APC to helicopter. 2. Enter helicopter 3. Rope-in, land on roof. 4. Do a cool roll, onto ground. 5. Breach door, toss flashbang. 6. Shoot dog 7. Detain occupant for questioning. Reply Salty Bear says: October 4, 2013 at 07:39 Lol! Reply IdahoPete says: October 4, 2013 at 11:58 8. Promise an “independent investigation” into shooting the dog and assaulting the wrong house – with no search warrant. Reply RLC2 says: October 3, 2013 at 22:27 This makes me sad. A troubled young black mother with a baby in car shot dead outside the Presidents house. What do you bet Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson WONT be all over this. Maybe the media will focus on mental health issues more now. Doubt it, but we can hope. Reply RockOnHellChild says: October 4, 2013 at 06:08 I see quite a few short barrel AR’s… Am I the only one that isn’t a fan of them? With a .223 I will take all the barrel I can reasonably handle. Reply Aharon says: October 4, 2013 at 06:39 MSNBC just fixed its headline. A few minutes ago it was: “DC Shooter killed after….” The woman who drove the car and was killed by the capitol police never fired or had a gun with her. The article went on to include “coming two weeks after the Navy Yard shooting…”. Reply Aharon says: October 4, 2013 at 06:44 Headline re-write: The American Praetorian Guards who protect the Emperor and the Imperial Senate. The more things change the more they stay the same. Reply shawn says: October 4, 2013 at 07:47 I wonder why Moms Demand Action is not all over this. I guess another name added to the MAIG bus, Reply Dustin Eward says: January 18, 2014 at 12:10 Now we know exactly how many, and how fast, and what they’ll bring to the party… As usual, a simple donut tactic would be disasterous for them. So overconfident, and all it took was a car to bait them all in… If the cameras could get into position on the snipers… Uh… How easy would it be to put a dozen snipers around the area, bait these fools in with what could be an unmanned car, and then pick off almost all of them before they even knew what happened? They always assume that they can surround the one ‘bad guy’ with overwhelming force… But what if it isn’t just that one bad guy? Their actions prove that they never even think about it. It is these very same arrogant tactics that will make them almost entirely useless, and also the very first casualties, when the hammer drops. 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