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From the AP . . .

An ex-felon was hospitalized and will face felony weapon charges after allegedly shooting himself in the thigh with a concealed unregistered handgun while walking through a Las Vegas Strip casino, authorities said Friday.

Ronnie Delouth, 30, of Henderson, faces a Feb. 28 court hearing in Las Vegas, where the roster at the Clark County Detention Center showed he has not yet been transferred in custody from a hospital to the jail.

Delouth was hospitalized in critical condition early Tuesday after security video showed him suddenly writhe and fall to the casino floor while walking alone through the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, according to media citing a police report.

The report said Delouth was seen pulling a handgun from his waistband, throwing it under a slot machine and beginning to crawl away before security officers arrived.

Las Vegas police on Friday were processing a request from The Associated Press for the report.

Police retrieved the weapon and characterized it as a .40-caliber ghost gun with no serial number that would allow it to be traced. The report said it contained one spent bullet casing and 11 unfired rounds.

Delouth is a convicted felon prohibited from possessing a firearm, according to records showing that he pleaded guilty in 2012 in Las Vegas to burglary and attempted robbery and served time in prison.

It was not clear Friday if Delouth had an attorney who could comment about his case. A lawyer who represented him in the past did not immediately respond to a message from AP.

Brian Ahern, a spokesman for MGM Resorts International, the corporate operator of the Cosmopolitan, declined to comment about Delouth’s case but said firearms are prohibited at all MGM Resorts properties.

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    • probably didn’t even make it. probably a stolen or otherwise illicit firearm with a ground-off serial. but the media loves to use the blanket term ghost gun to scare the normies. *yawn*

      • Often the case just trying to figure out likely pistol builds that are 40sw with either 12 round or 11+1 capacity that are typically home built.

        • I’d guess a Glock variant just based on (my perception of) market share; the quoted text from the article states number of unfired rounds found, not mag capacity.

        • If it were an 80% chances are good it was a striker fired with no manual safety. No manual safety…just the way blowbag toughguys on Gun Talking forums want it.

          If you carry a chamber loaded striker fired with no manual safety put a plug behind the trigger. That way you won’t look stupid trying to explain an
          accidential discharge to the police and the folks in the ER.

        • Dunno about being a Glock clone, it said there was a spent casing still inside the gun. Glocks are boringly reliable…

        • Did it have an empty case plus 11 rounds?

          Was the empty in the chamber or acting as a follower round?

        • To Geoff I wondered about that, too. I was trying to imagine some kind of revolver and a spare cylinder (not likely!) and just wrote it off as journalistic incompetence, but after you mentioned it again it is equally likely a failure to eject on account of a belt or other clothing covering the ejection port.

        • Naw, no prison time for Claude the Clumsy. Las Vegas is a comminform town now as a result of the overload of kallifornicators fleeing the state they screwed up. CC will wind up with time served while he awaits disposition of his most recent blunder.

    • unless it was something like a Polymer 80 kit gun, he didn’t make it himself. With 12 rounds in, its not a printed plastic fantastic piece.

      Dumb on him for pocket carry. Holsters are cheap, and hve several important functions.

      His felony bust was for things that SHOULD be felonies, so no tears bor Bonzo

  1. “A lawyer who represented him in the past did not immediately respond to a message from AP.”

    That’s because this attorney is worthwhile.

    “Hi! Ya know this client that you worked with before? Well something just happened that probably has nothing to do with that, but would you like to trash talk him in the media and get your name out there for doing that?”

    – um, no. Please don’t call again.

    • Montana, do I take it you don’t ‘approve of .40? My thinking and what I propose to new shooters, is carry the largest caliber gun you can comfortably, safely, and accurately shoot. If you can only handle a 9mm, learn to shoot it well. If you can only handle a .380, learn to shoot it well. I carry .40 and .45. I have a 9mm but it’s relegated to ‘I’ve run out of ammo for my others.

  2. Registration is as much a meme as serial numbers. Neither would have done anything to prevent what happened.

    NV doesn’t even have a registration scheme so it’s inclusion in the report is reporter stupidity at best or a gun control nudge for the equally stupid readers at worst.

    • Facts don’t mean very much to most local reporters. They prefer to be stupid on purpose. It gets more clicks and sells more papers.

      • Henderson had a pistol registration requirement 8 years ago but sometime a few years ago they let it lapse.

        So far as I know Las Vegas does nto and never has had a requirement to register pistols.

  3. The meaning of the term “ghost gun” is just as fluid as the oceans. Now, a scrapped way serial number is a ghost gun.

  4. Montana actual, never shot myself with my.40. Don’t understand why you have a hardon for.40sw. My Stoeger cougar is a tack driver, eats everything I feed it, and doesn’t climb. Hits a sob with a bullet big and heavy enough to take the fight out of him. I have a 9mm too, it’s accurate and reliable, but the.40 is more accurate. I don’t put any caliber down my pants. I reckon you can tell I’m not an urbanite.

  5. Usually most accidental shootings are the result of carrying pre-loaded striker fired guns that have no manual safety like the Glock or its clones.

    A PARTIAL LIST OF LUNATICS AND CRIMINALS WHO BUILT GHOST GUNS AND USED THEM IN CRIME OR MASS MURDERS.

    Are ghost guns frequently used in violent crime?????????????????????????

    Yes, ghost guns are increasing being used in shootings across the country.

    In July 2020, an individual who was prohibited from possessing guns allegedly murdered two people in Pennsylvania using a homemade 9mm handgun.9

    In November 2019, a 16-year-old shot five of his classmates at Saugus High School in California—two of them fatally—using a homemade handgun, before fatally shooting himself.10

    In August 2019, a shooter used a homemade gun kit to build a .223-caliber firearm that he later used to fire 41 shots in 32 seconds in a bar in Dayton, Ohio, shooting 26 people and killing nine.11

    In 2017, in Northern California, a man prohibited from possessing firearms ordered kits to build AR-15-style rifles. On November 13, he initiated a series of shootings that began with fatally shooting his wife at home, followed by a rampage the next day during which he fired at multiple people in several different locations, including an elementary school, killing five people and injuring dozens more.12

    In 2013, a shooter opened fire in Santa Monica, California, shooting 100 rounds, killing five people, and injuring several others at a community college using a homemade AR-15 rifle. Reporting indicates the shooter had previously tried to purchase a firearm from a licensed gun dealer and failed a background check, potentially indicating why he opted to order parts to build a gun instead.13

    Law enforcement officials around the country are sounding the alarm about the dramatic increase in the recovery of ghost guns at crime scenes in their communities. ATF reported that approximately 10,000 ghost guns were recovered across the country in 2019.14 Ghost guns have also been illegally trafficked to Mexico.15 In addition:

    In 2019, Washington, D.C., police recovered 115 ghost guns, a 360 percent increase from 2018, when they recovered 25 ghost guns, and a 3,733 percent increase from 2017, when only three such firearms were recovered.16

    In 2019, ATF reported recovering 117 ghost guns in Maryland with almost 25 percent recovered from Baltimore alone. Ghost gun recoveries in the state then tripled in 2020.17
    According to law enforcement in Philadelphia, ghost gun recoveries in that city rose 152 percent from 2019 to 2020.18

    The special agent in charge of the ATF Los Angeles Field Division reported in January 2021 that 41 percent of the division’s cases involve ghost guns, and a May 2019 statewide analysis in California found that 30 percent of all guns recovered in connection with a crime in the state did not have serial numbers.19

    In addition, an investigation by The Trace found that ghost guns are increasingly becoming the weapon of choice for violent white supremacists and anti-government extremists.20

    In conclusion the ATF is a law unto itself and as in the past it rules at 8:00 AM and it is then a new “regulation” (disingenuous term for new law) is now the law of the land at 5:00 PM.

    No Judge Conservative or Liberal will declare the ATF ruling illegal or Unconstitutional because ghost guns are a danger to the people of the country and even the much ballyhooed Scalia decision with the usual double talk and smoke and mirrors declared “The Courts had the right to regulate firearms” (slick disingenuous term for ban or restrict firearms).

    In conclusion your right to own a weapon rests with the rulings of the courts, not the Constitution, and history has proven this reality like it or not.

    No sane person would want ghost guns legal and no other civilized nation tolerates them.

    • Congratulations. You’ve demonstrated your passing of basic computer skills at community college with your superior handling of copy-and-paste.

    • “Usually most accidental shootings are the result of carrying pre-loaded striker fired guns that have no manual safety like the Glock or its clones.”

      False

      Usually most accidental shootings are the result of carelessness by placing the finger on the trigger when it should not be.

      “Are ghost guns frequently used in violent crime?????????????????????????

      Yes, ghost guns are increasing being used in shootings across the country.”

      False.

      The term ‘Ghost Gun’ also includes commercially manufactured guns that had a serial number but that serial number has been removed or obscured in some way. The term also includes guns for which the serial number is not immediately traceable. Now today, despite years of not applying, suddenly the term also includes ‘self manufactured kit guns’ (e.g. 80%). And now today a new term of ‘Ghost Gun’ is applied to all these

      But ‘ghost guns’ (to use today’s new term – it used to be simply called ‘no serial number’) have been with violent criminals since serial numbers were first required by the GVA when it went into effect October 22, 1968. No, they are not being used increasingly in shootings around the country, the awareness and reporting of their use has increased by the newer term applied as if its something new and thus in today’s world of 24 hour news cycles and the internet is more known – in reality they are still being used at about the same rate they have been since October 22, 1968.

      • “In addition, an investigation by The Trace found that ghost guns are increasingly becoming the weapon of choice for violent white supremacists and anti-government extremists.”

        False.

        The Trace is not finding that. Its deceptive by their use of the term. The term was created by anti-gun to attack ‘self manufactured kit guns’.

        The term ‘Ghost Gun’ also includes commercially manufactured guns that had a serial number but that serial number has been removed or obscured in some way. The term also includes guns for which the serial number is not immediately traceable. Now today, despite years of not applying, suddenly the term also includes ‘self manufactured kit guns’ (e.g. 80%). And now today a new term of ‘Ghost Gun’ is applied to all these

        But ‘ghost guns’ (to use today’s new term – it used to be simply called ‘no serial number’) have been with violent criminals since serial numbers were first required by the GVA when it went into effect October 22, 1968. No, they are not being used increasingly in shootings around the country, the awareness and reporting of their use has increased by the newer term applied as if its something new and thus in today’s world of 24 hour news cycles and the internet is more known – in reality they are still being used at about the same rate they have been since October 22, 1968.

        What the trace actually found was instances of the new term ‘Ghost Gun’ being applied. In reality its been there all along under the older term that was simply called ‘no serial number’. So this is just instances where the new term is applied. They are being deceptive.

        • and all the rest of your crap is just that, crap. Its not worth the time to point it out as false for you trying to ignorantly push ‘Ghost Gun’ as if its never happened before to make it look like its a big new increasing problem when in reality its been here at about the same rate since the GVA went into effect October 22, 1968 but just under a different term simply called ‘no serial number’

        • and today, although these ‘no serial number’ guns are still used at the same rate by criminals they are being discovered more often, basically because, criminals are more stupid and careless now (like this guy at the casino) because they have become more bold, and the newer term ‘Ghost Gun’ is applied to them even though the rate of that use is still about the same and its just being reported more as ‘Ghost Gun’ and we are just hearing about it more because of the ‘always connected world’.

          In 1970, 13% of criminals used a ‘no serial number’ gun in crimes.
          In 1975, 13% of criminals used a ‘no serial number’ gun in crimes.
          In 1995, 14% of criminals used a ‘no serial number’ gun in crimes.
          In 2005, 12% of criminals used a ‘no serial number’ gun in crimes.
          In 2015, 12% of criminals used a ‘no serial number’ gun in crimes.

          In 2022, 13% of criminals used a ‘no serial number’ gun in crimes.

          Its too early to tell for 2023 yet for the whole year, but so far its been about 12% of criminals used a ‘no serial number’ gun in crimes.

          The rate of use has not changed much since the GVA started.

          What has changed is the use of other non-firearm weapons other than hands and feet.

          The number of other weapons being used by criminals: year 2015 and before the primary non-firearm weapon used by criminals was hands/feet, there were always other things used too but the majority primary was hands/feet. Between 2015 and 2000 and continued to grow, its changed dramatically and today the primary weapon used in crimes is not guns or hand or feet but rather blunt objects and sharpened/edged weapons. But what the MSM mostly reports on, and the government and anti-gun harp on, is guns and that gives the appearance that guns are always the primary weapon used in crimes and that’s not true.

        • correction: “Between 2015 and 2000 and continued to grow, its changed dramatically and today the primary weapon used in crimes is not guns or hand or feet but rather blunt objects and sharpened/edged weapons.”

          should have been…

          “Between 2000 and 2015 it change and continued to grow, its changed dramatically since and today the primary weapon used in crimes is not guns or hand or feet but rather blunt objects and sharpened/edged weapons.”

    • The most important thing we need to address is why this ex-felon had a firearm. Didn’t he know that was against the law? Why isn’t he following the law? Didn’t he learn his lesson the 1st time or the 20th time? Why did he break the law? I just don’t get it and we obviously need more laws.

    • tl;dr

      Why even bother replying to Dacian? Just type tl;dr to all his comments and he’ll get bored eventually. The only reason people like him still come around is because they get attention.

    • There should be no background checks, no ATF, and no NFA. One should be able to order a select fire firearm with no serial number from a website and have it delivered to his/her doorstep, with thousands of rounds of ammo and multiple thirty round plus magazines. One should then be able to carry that firearm wherever and whenever he/she wills. That is what the Second Amendment demands.

      Let the chips fall where they may.

    • In addition:

      Ya ever notice how the Trace and anti-gun sources doesn’t ever tell ya how many criminals use guns WITH serial numbers?

      yes, criminals use guns WITH serial numbers.

      Overall, compared to all crimes, violent or not, injury inflicted or not, for serial number and no serial number guns, criminals use guns in crimes ~12% of the time. Compared to the overall violent crime only where injury is inflicted by the criminal, the use of guns by the criminal is less than 8%.

      The ‘Ghost Gun’ message is falsely amplified. For example this little tidbit:

      “The special agent in charge of the ATF Los Angeles Field Division reported in January 2021 that 41 percent of the division’s cases involve ghost guns, and a May 2019 statewide analysis in California found that 30 percent of all guns recovered in connection with a crime in the state did not have serial numbers.”

      Notice how the copy-paste source dacian used doesn’t reveal how many cases the ATF is actually taking about. They say “41 percent of the division’s cases”, but 41 % of how many cases? For example, is it 41% of 20 cases perhaps? And what does ‘involve’ mean? For the ATF ‘involve’ means if the number wasn’t immediately traceable, id does not mean there was no serial number and not all serial numbers are immediately traceable. If they trace a serial number it involves going back to the source of the gun, either the manufacturer or the FFL, a lot of times there is a delay before these respond, and the ATF clears the gun as traced thus no longer a ‘ghost gun’ when the response comes back but you don’t see them, or the Trace, saying that now do you. Plus, ATF has already been caught for these Trace reported false numbers previously and their figures have been shown to be false.

      And the look at this tidbit “May 2019 statewide analysis in California found that 30 percent of all guns recovered in connection with a crime”. 30% of how many cases? And given that California law enforcement, and law enforcement in general all over, only recovers guns in less than 10% of all the crimes that use guns… and then, its false they did not have serial numbers, what a lot of them had were serial numbers that were not immediately traceable and those are also included under the term ‘ghost gun’.

      All of this coupled with the rest falsely amplify’s the ‘Ghost Gun’ anti-gun message, with false information and careful wording in an always connected world. The Trace ‘report’ is false and intended to deceive.

  6. I’m sure that it will come as no surprise that young Ronnie actually caught a federal case for Felon in Possession of a Firearm in Las Vegas back in 2017. He did 2 years and then had his Supervised Release revoked because he just couldn’t behave.

    No word yet if the BATFE will pursue a new case on this POS.

  7. This why more and more casinos are installing metal detectors.
    Within 5-10 years most casinos will metal detectors and you wont even no it.
    Casinos use many “choke points” that you have to walk through to get from A to B.
    It could be a metal detector or ultra high resolution cameras that are used with facial recognition software but usually both. Casino biometrics is about 5 years behind the FBIs and has been for roughly 20 years.

    Crime in Vegas is getting ridiculously high, the strip is a cesspool on weekends.
    Guns on the casino floor is a big no-no and Ronnie Delouth should get a Darwin participation trophy.
    Casinos stopped having armed guards a while back because:
    Most of the armed security were not all very proficient with their weapons.
    Plus most of them did not use common sense at all.
    There have been cases of bucket thieves, they basically pick a victim who has pretty full bucket.
    They run off but the person who has the bucket noticed they stole a bucket and screams.
    The thief is running through the casino with a bucket of quarters worth maybe $200.
    The armed security guard draws, fires and shoots someone who is playing slots in the back.
    The casinos got sick of paying high settlements so now most of the security is not armed.

    https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/faq-general-armed-guards/

    • Hate to break it to you, but there are plenty of armed guards and an armed response team in almost all Las Vegas Casinos. It got much more intense since the Mandaly Bay shooting. Freemont Street has metal detectors everywhere but the Strip itself does not. It’s rumored here and other places that they have the technology to detect guns on you. I can neither confirm nor deny thar I carry, but I’m also not an idiot that carries in thus man’s manner.

      You have no idea what you are talking about, but that’s about par for TTAG.

    • Since Mandaly Bay they have increased armed guards and instituted armed emergency response teams. I see them in every casino in Las Vegas.

      That article is BS. Seriously have you been there recently?

      • The machines also all take bills now and not change. There is no stealing buckets of quarters. The Strip itself is pretty safe, they do this because they want the tourists. The problem is when you go off Strip.

        • That depends on the casino and the machines always took bills.
          Casinos have started using TITO, Ticket In, Ticket Out but those who have has noticed a lose in revenues. People like the sound of change hitting the tray. I play no machines, I can’t stand slot machines.

          As someone who used to go to Vegas twice a year, once for a convention and once for vacation, I noticed that inside the strip casinos that I went to the guards were definitively not armed anymore.

          I haven’t gone since COVID so thing might have changed but I do trust what I saw right before COVID and The Las Vegas Advisor has been around since the 80’s. The strip was becoming a freak show on weekends and the gaming rules were getting pretty bad. If you understand a 6/5 BJ game then you know what I’m talking about plus a $100 game that hits soft 17?

          In my vacation in Vegas I would usually stay at Wynn and then stay a couple of nights downtown. Wynn wanted way too much average bet and time to justify RFB after COVID.

          I can get a a much better game and comps within a 20 minute ride from my house.

          I know about the ERTs, there were a bunch of crews hitting cages fast and getting out fast.

    • Also what casino takes quarters? They stopped that practice years ago, it’s bills only on all tha machines, you can’t use change.

      I doubt you have been to Las Vegas recently.

      • Not since COVID but I said that. I really don’t play machines, never have, never will.
        I used to get RFB at Wynn and Encore by playing BJ @$50-$100 a hand for 4 hours.
        I gave them their required play and when checked out they tried resort the fee BS.
        I would literally just sign everything to my room, it got tight after Steve Wynn left.
        My host waived that and then I got a letter saying I had a new host.
        Talking with my new host they wanted $100 a hand for 4 hours day for limited RFB.
        If I remember correctly the 4 Queens was still using coinage.
        I was taking a rest from the Nugget, they were kicking my ass in in pitch.
        I seriously hate all the noise that slots make when I’m trying to concentrate on BJ.
        It’s been three years but at Wynn the guards were unarmed.
        The casinos were getting too greedy, charging for parking?

        Just so you know I keep getting moderated so it’s hard to converse with you.
        I’m moderated again and don’t see any trigger words.
        3 posts, 3 times in moderation.

      • I’ve played machines that used quarters back in the day. The article you posted referenced it, that is why I brought it up. No one in Las Vegas is going around with a bucket of quarters. That article had to be at least for the 80s.

        I’ve never been to a casino and I even went to one in Manilla Phillipines back in 2017 that did not take bills and then cash you out with a ticket. Maybe that’s what you think TITO is?

        Lol you should get your eyes checked, there are armed guards everywhere here on the Las Vegas Strip. Some security is unarmed that is true. The SRTs occasionally hang out on the casino floors and it looks like SWAT just showed up.

        All of my points went completely over your head, but then again typical for this forum. Also did not realize all my moderated comments would get posted.

        And no I don’t care about Black Jack.

        • I know that’s what TITO is, you put cash or TITO tickets in and cash out with a TITO ticket. No coins. https://www.knowyourslots.com/slot-vocabulary-tito/ Downtown some casinos were still using coinage but this was actually in the summer of 2019 before COVID hit.

          Anyway before the Mandalay Bay thing ALL security carried openly and after that at the higher end properties they did not but this was going on 3½ years years ago. There have always been the ones suits carrying concealed, they were easy to spot because their sport coats were a size or two larger then usual. Tourists were a little freaked about security guards with guns, 20% were from foreign countries with tight gun laws in 2018 and now that’s down to 3%.

          Vegas got boring to me and my friend had sold his house in Henderson. I don’t smoke but they became cigarette Nazis and it wasn’t the real Vegas.
          No smoking in restaurants, most of the rooms were smoke free but the smell of dope was in the some of the hotel rooms was over whelming.

          As for crime on the strip they had to pass an ordinance to curb it. This link is two months old: https://www.thestreet.com/travel/las-vegas-strip-introduces-solution-to-combat-crime

          Then there is the fact that now on weekend you HAVE to go through a metal detector to get on Fremont St, I have friends who still go. If you walk the strip it is a freak show, the homeless population is living under the strip and used to never come out, they have their own city down there.

          There was always a police presence, usually cops on bikes with yellow shirts that said police. Some weren’t on bikes and just walking. The strip was place where tourists could walk freely and not really have to worry about crime.

          The biggest issue was the people handing out the cards withe escorts on them, literally shoving them into your hand. Long before the Mandalay incident I would wire say 50K to Wynn’s cage. If I was having a bad day I would take 10K in cash and walk to a different property.

          On weekends it wasn’t the usual California crowds, it was a bunch of strange people. Too strange for me. Then when Wynn started getting very tight about what you would call comping and I call RFB, I had enough. They literally expected you to lose that 50K and for what? A vacation that was basically a freak show if you left the casino?

          I’ll stick close to home as soon the whole sports betting thing on your smart phone is taking a big chunk out of actual casino revenue. Vegas is dying a slow death and while there is a population boom, they are running out of water.

          I do care about Blackjack because there are two casinos that I can drive to within 20 minutes my house and they have the same or better rules the LV and they ask me if I want an open comp to a steak house or a comped room in a pretty nice hotel. Forget about the 3½ plane trip to the desert, signing for your food and the front desk trying to extort resort fees out of you.

          The security is unarmed except for the suits and the IL gaming board who also wear suits. I also know the head of security which is a plus. Casinos want have the appearance that all is cool but some very complicated shady shit goes down that you cannot even imagine.

          Good Luck with Lake Mead, you cannot even video on how fast it is dropping without a permit. No water, no Vegas.

          This comment will probably get moderated a 4th time so I’m done. My last comment sat in moderation for more then 10 hours.

    • I was in Vegas in June of 2021 on the strip for a wedding. My son allowed his soon to be wife to choose where they would get married. I took my Granddaughter so she could be the bridesmaid .

      I stayed at a hotel/casino. I saw plenty of armed security, some uniformed open carrying and a few definitely security types ccw. I walked the strip with the granddaughter to see the fountains at the Bellagio, and there was a mild police presence.

  8. Just like they have changed the definition of a “mass shooting”, they have changed the definition of a ghost gun. It can now include guns with altered serial numbers, guns with the serial numbers scrubbed off, and (yes) even unregistered guns.

    • There are many guns around with and without serial numbers that are 100 years old and barely fired. a new spring kit, a ramp polish and you have a great little piece. The serial number might have been taken down, but don’t bet on it. In a lifetime of private sales, many of these handguns have never been registered.
      I have collected a few, some still in the original box with a box of period ammo and some had holsters.
      The term “ghost gun” is just there to scare people. If the gun was sold before 1968, there is a good chance it has never been registered.

    • We may be passing laws to automatically remove state felony convictions after a tbd number of years after time served if no further crimes are involved. Mix feelings on this one as there are concepts in it I agree with but I also know my state well enough to have no trust in it not being a disaster to implement.

    • Limp wrist. Seen it many times. Mostly on the range. Worked an accidental shooting once. Guy shot himself in the head while turkey hunting with an 870. Managed to cycle the action. Then there was the guy at the turkey shoot on Thanksgiving Day. He was accidentally shot with a .32 ACP in the chest. Twice. Firearms do strange things. If anyone is wondering, that was the truth with a little sarcasm. I could keep telling war stories, but you get it.

      • Beats mine, overwhelmingly any issues I saw were in the army and mostly because our armorer sucked at his job (and the first time the E5 did not correctly headspace/time the 50 with the gauges) same M2 was “fixed” twice (still would not properly headspace and time and somehow they got authorization to scratch out the old serial number and stamp on a new one) after having an out of battery firing resulting in a lot of brass shrapnel some of which hit the sergeant in the leg requiring quite a bit of medical attention. Other than that almost got the mp5 intended 9mm (some kind of +P+ smg only) mixed in with standard pressure for pistol qualification day. Rifles were fine though…………

  9. No such thing as an ex-felon just like no such thing as former Marines. You carry that for life unless the charges are expunged or you are pardoned. “A felon who paid his debt to society for previous crimes” would be the proper categorization. Don’t get mad I didn’t make the rules.

  10. The term “Felon” is someone who did something grievous enough to get sentenced to more than a full year in jail. These days, they want to tag you as a felon without giving you the time. This is to make an instant 2nd class citizen. Who needs personal protection more than someone just out of the pen who has the old gang wanting criminal favors and ready to send enforcers. It is a hard life to get out of. The police won’t help, even if you try to go straight, there is always someone from your past ready to “look you up”, and you can’t leave the state until your parole is over.

    • Because it failed to properly eject the casing. If the slides action was obstructed and was unable to complete a full cycle, then it would have retained that casing in some degree of failure to eject.
      This can happen when someone limp-wrists a semi-auto, you get a failure to eject.

  11. The opening comment on this page are usually not backwards in cominh g forwards in making political comments about bGHOST GUNS so why the silence ? Here’s a man in a CASINO with an unregistered gun, WITH HIS FINGER ON THE TRIGGER [and one has to wonder what his ‘finger is on the trigger for does one not?] and shoots himself in the leg. And no comment, other thanthe bare fact, from the wise ones who usually make political hay out of each and every opportunity.

    Why the flock not ??

    Am I the only one thatv thinks that maybe another mass shooting was possibly and inadvertenly prevented??

    • Prince Albert the Fake-Limey, Fake-Military Wanking Poofter,

      And from WHERE, EXACTLY, do you derive the information that he had “HIS FINGER ON THE TRIGGER”, fake-Limey? Where is that in the article? Google ‘accidental discharges of striker-fired pistols’, you ignorant tw*t.

  12. I find I haave to make a further comment>
    It does NOT matter a Monkey’s Nuts’ what kind of bloody hand gun it was It was an iLLEGAL hand gun
    It does not matter whether the elfin thing had ten, eleven or elfin twelve rounds it was still an illegal gun.
    It does not matter whether it was a bloody knock off Glock or a Flock or a Cock it wasaan illegal handgun.
    It does not matter if it was homemade gun a D-D print or a ghost gun it had NO SERIAL NUMBERS and was not registerd therefore it was an ILLEGAL hand gun.

    One final pioint.This gun was fired in someones bloody POCKET and all the supposed
    experts not one a far as I have read has mentiond that if you discharge a Handgun in your bloody pocket something is quite likely to get in the way of the ejection process and JAM the bloody thing!!

    • Prince Albert, the Fake-Limey, Fake-Military Poofter Ponce,

      Guess what, @$$clown??? An unserialized gun is not, per se, illegal. There are a few states (KKKalifornia, for one) that require ALL guns, including home built for personal use, to be ‘serialized’. Highly doubt that requirement will survive a post-Bruen SCOTUS.

      NO, you @$$clown, guns are not required to be serialized, registered, etc.

      Now, sod off and expire, swampy.

  13. LOCK UP THROW AWAY THA KEY N SAVE HIMSELF FROM HIMSELF ..
    I LAUGHED , HAS BE TRUE COULDN’T MAKE UP STORY LIKE THAT ..

  14. There’s this mistaken and ignorant belief that the Serial Number on a Gun “magically” solves the crime. All the SN does is it allows investigators to determine who the last legal purchaser of the Gun was. Nothing more than that. If all of a sudden there was a bunch of recovered guns with serial numbers all 4473’d to Dacian or Miner, they’d best have reported them stolen, otherwise, it means they’re Straw Purchasing the weapons.

    That is all a Serial Number does. It doesn’t magically solve the crime

  15. Let’s see……it was an illegal gun. The guy was illegally carrying it concealed inside a casino. The guy is a felon, so it was illegal for him to have one. That’s three laws that the guy already violated…..so tell me how restrictive gun laws prevent people like him from having guns?

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