See the absolutley brutal Mk 19 Grenade Launcher in action

The Mark 19 grenade launcher is an American made 40 mm belt-fed automatic tool of destruction.

Developed during the Vietnam War, the first version of the Mark 19 (Mod 0) was considered too unsafe and unreliable in 1966. By 1972 the Navy had improved the weapon significantly with the Mod 1. By 1983 the US Army adopted the Mod 3, which remains in service even today.

The practical fire rate of the Mk 19 is about 60 rounds per minute for rapid fire, or 40 rounds per minute for sustained fire with a maximum distance over 2,400 yards.

The US Army is rolling out a variety of new features for the Mk 19 that could be introduced as early as the end of this year. Those features included faster muzzle velocity, increased cyclic rate, a redesigned round-positioning block that will reduce misfires, improved durability, and more.

 

Community goes crazy after officer approaches 3 armed teens with his own AR-15

Bringing a weapon to an area known for having a higher than normal “shots fired” is hardly overreacting. It’s called being prepared, but one officer with the Asheville Police Department was the subject of community criticism after he was seen carrying an AR-15 in public.

Officer Shalin Oza was responding to a woman from Asheville, North Carolina after she called 911 this week complaining that three teenagers were outside “waving a gun around” while walking along Cortland Avenue in Montford.

Officer Oza was familiar with the area of the complaint, and acted on the intelligence at hand. He arrived with two other officers and carried an AR-15 in the low ready position with his finger off the trigger and stood with a relaxed posture. We interpret this as your standard “don’t start no shit, won’t be no shit” scenario. Given the area and type of complaint, Asheville PD’s Patrol Division Commander Capt. Mark Byrd fully supports Officer Oza’s actions.

Our focus always is public safety,” Byrd said. “We respond to situations with public safety in mind. We want to protect the safety of everyone in the community — it’s our job, it’s what we’re tasked with. Between Jan. 9-15, we had six different incidents of gunfire in Klondyke involving young black males of high school age,” Byrd continued. “We drew back, investigated that, and found out that was in relation to an incident at Asheville High School, and this was retaliatory actions related to that. So, the increased presence in the area was due to us trying to combat gun activity that’s taken place over recent weeks.”

Officer Oza stood at the ready while Officer Brandon Shope began questioning the teenagers. At this point, one of the teens started taking a video of the officers and posted it to Facebook. Public criticism followed almost immediately with viewers complaining the officer cross a line by bringing an “assault rifle” to talk to teenagers. Let’s not forget the officer was responding to a report of 3 armed teenagers waving a gun around. Nevertheless, a petition at change.org has already been filed calling for Officer Oza to be fired and more than 500 people have already signed it.

The teen’s weapon turned out to be a BB gun, but since few officers are currently equipped with ESP, all officers involved treated it like a true firearm until proven otherwise. “We only are privy to information the caller may provide at the time and what type of description they give us. When they talk about three individuals, one is waving a gun in the air, we have a person with a gun, we don’t know what type of situation we’re getting ourselves into,” Capt. Byrd said. “When you’re responding to an incident, you don’t know if the gun is real or not. If you go to a toy store and look at replicas, or BB guns, they’re almost identical to service weapons that we carry.”

The teens were released without charges but APD officers are following up with the Juvenile Justice Office. In response to complaints, the APD will be investigating the entire incident. While they have not yet released the officers’ body camera footage to the public, they have invited the teens’ mother to view the footage for herself.

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Semi-trailer facing high wind turns police cruiser into a pancake

This happened in Wyoming on Interstate 80. Extremely high winds caused a semi-trailer truck to completely tip over right on top of a police car. The state troopers were assisting in an auto crash, so they weren’t actually in the car.

Nobody was hurt, but as the Wyoming Highway Patrol notes, “All we ask is that you please follow high wind advisories and closures when you are traveling in our great state.

Even if you plan to travel at reduced speeds. Hopefully this video illustrates why.”

 

Armed robber picked the worst possible target, a Marine combat instructor

An armed robber learned the true identity of his intended victim just a few seconds too late.  Little did he know that he was about to pull a knife on Aaron Jacobs, a Marine combat instructor turned owner-operator of a BP franchise.

Jacobs suffered some minor scrapes while disarming the robber, but his only real concern was the damage he caused to the cigar stand and chip rack while owning the would-be attacker.

His only regret? He didn’t hurt the scum bag bad enough. “I wish I could have put him in more pain, apprehended him and dislocated his shoulder,” said Jacobs in an interview with local CBS affiliate KCTV News 5 in Kansas City. “I don’t think he was expecting to run into someone that was going to be aggressive. I don’t think he thought I was going to throw him into a chip rack and almost break his arm.”

 

8-year-old girl drives backhoe like a pro

This 8-year-old girl from Ifugao is an absolute badass.

After her backhoe video went viral, many social justice warriors assumed she was being forced to work in some sort of child labor conspiracy. ABC News tracked her down and found that assumption couldn’t be further from the truth.

Little Aubrey Ayan simply loves playing with heavy equipment and has a father who encourages her interests. Her father, Kim Ayan, works in construction and Aubrey rides her bike to meet him every day after she’s done with school.

Aubrey’s mother Ligaya Rose is just as supportive. Aubrey told ABC News that she wants to be an engineer when she grows up. It looks like she’s off to a great start!

 

Ridiculously overpowered chainsaw chews up a giant tree

The STIHL 880 Magnum chainsaw truly lives up to its name.

With a ridiculous power-to-weight ratio, this big saw is surprisingly lightweight.

Perfect for giant trees and logs, the MS 880 has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from happy users across the country.

Watch it destroy a giant oak in the video below!

 

Crazy guy jumps out of truck at 50 mph and starts running

When it comes to crazy stunts, it doesn’t get much wilder than this.

While cruising along at 50 mph, this Ford driver jumps out the window and starts “running” alongside his F-250. He alternates between flying, skiing, and “skateboarding” all while wearing the biggest shit-eating grin you’ve ever seen.

At first some viewers thought his truck was being towed, which still doesn’t make this stunt any less crazy, but when the camera pulls back we see it’s just cruise control.

In his YouTube description Manny writes, “Me back in the Dayz Skitching out of my Truck on a Safe Road! 🙂 Do not try on a Public Road at any Time!”

Clearly, DO NOT ever try this stunt!

 

Explosive ‘bait box’ covers package thief with poo

A neighborhood victimized by a package thief decided to fight back with a nasty ‘bait box.’

The box is filled with excrement, just like the scumbag who stole it. With hidden cameras in place, the homeowners finally identify the thief.

The box is set on a timer and will explode 40 seconds after it has been moved. The homeowners are worried that they’ve set the timer too long and they won’t be able to catch the thief’s reaction on video. Fortunately, the thief doesn’t even make it down the block before hitting the brakes with a face full of crap.

 

HELLS ANGELS MC VIDEO HELP POLICE CATCH SUSPECT

Hells Angel Club House video helps catch man wanted for attempted murder

SPOKANE, WA ( March 3, 2017) –Video surveillance from multiple businesses along the Sprague corridor helped detectives find the man accused of shooting a man in the back of the head near the Bel Air Motel on January 9.

According to court documents, suspect Brice Bailey, 43, was driving erratically on Sprague Avenue just before midnight on Jan. 8. A witness told police Bailey had pulled up alongside his car, with his windows rolled down and proceeded to cut him off. The witness said the man, who he did not know, continued to drive strangely in front of him. He said Bailey turned his turn signal off and on, or merged in the wrong direction repeatedly.

The witness said eventually he turned off Sprague and headed home to his house near 7th and Thierman. When he got out, the suspect was sitting in his car and fired in his direction, the witness said. Another witness said he was awoken by loud music coming from the suspect’s car and watched an arm exit the front passenger window of the car and fire at the first witness.

Later that night, just after midnight, Spokane Police officers responded to a call of a man being shot in the head in the area of East Sprague Avenue. A man staying at the Bel Air Motel called 911 after hearing gunshots and seeing a person lying in the middle of the motel parking lot. That witness described the same car as the witnesses in the previous shooting.

The motel guest went outside to the victim after calling 911 and saw that he had been shot in the back of the head.

SPD identified the shooting victim as Dakota Runge, 17. Runge was taken to Sacred Heart and initially listed in critical condition. As of Thursday afternoon, Runge was not listed as a patient.

Police got video from the Hells Angels Club House across the street – along with other businesses in the area – and were able to track the involved car to Brice Bailey, according to court documents.

Bailey has a criminal history for theft and controlled substances, according to court documents. He was on supervision with the Washington State Department of Corrections and had recently refused to attend a mental health assessment.

“During a routine DOC visit, Bailey was slightly agitated and disturbed, and his mental health stability was a concern,” reported an officer in court documents.

Officials believe Bailey’s actions were random acts of violence. He is being held in Spokane County Jail on charges of first degree attempted murder, as well as a theft charge.