Is this a rifle or a long microphone he's holding?

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  1. pipedreams

    pipedreams "Knowledge Speaks - Wisdom Listens,"

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  2. Gundude

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    What's of interest in that picture?
     

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    The significance is they are now charged with brandishing, which wouldn't be the case if that circled part of the picture had been included...

    JG
     
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  4. Gundude

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    That there was a black guy in front of them?
     
  5. scattershot

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    Holding a rifle.
     
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    Sorry, but that doesn't look like any rifle I've ever seen. Please tell me there is a better pic than that.
     
  7. Pierre!

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    Looks more like a shotgun microphone to me. 300 protesters might have their own Video & Audio crew...
     
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    The protestor has a samurai sword.
     
  9. larry_minn

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    At first look it looked like a weapon. It still might be. It could be metal from the front gate they destroyed?
    What’s important. Did she think it was a gun? Or a weapon at the time? If it wasn’t for round things?? I think it’s a gun barrel.
    In any case she should have been behind that first (cement railing thing with pots?)
    The gun should be holstered. In a normal world she would have been chewed out. I hope they have a good lawyer. They shut up, and took his/her advice. They clearly were scared. But lacked the training to deal with a mob.
     
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    that looks like those Mics news people carry minus that funny looking fur thing.
     
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    I'll just say... Insufficient evidence in this photo to make a legitimate determination that there is a weapon....

    (And Pierre! backs away ssllloooowwwwly...)
    :waving:
     
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  12. scattershot

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    This is far from a normal world, these days. Sloppy gun handling can be overlooked in this case, IMO.
     
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    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    When you are trespassing and point something that looks like a rifle at the landowner, don't be surprised if you don't like the results.
     
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    Nope. Holding a shotgun mic.
     
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    I’m a video producer.... that is a ‘shotgun’ mic- used for audio capture at Medium range distances.
     
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    200+ people that just broke a gateway into a private property and someone points something that looks like a gun at them, and they are the bad guys for defending themselves.

    Yep, this world is absolutely nuckin' futs.
     
  17. pipedreams

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    Maybe they were with the photographer and the pic is clips from video.
     
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    Yes but to someone who's in fear of being Mussolini'd by the mob, maybe it looks like an actual shotgun. I think that's what my clients would be saying when they testify, anyway.
     
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    pipedreams "Knowledge Speaks - Wisdom Listens,"

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    From what I have read there was more than one protestor carrying firearms. After protestors dragging people out of cars and shooting at cars I think the people were smart to defend themselves.
    They could of been a bit smarter about it but I think they were totally caught off guard. If you have a fence around your property and a locked gate and someone smashes it, it's time to do something but smile.
     
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