skaya: ""You hear the click- either the gun misfired, or the idiot forgot to chamber a round first. If that had been successful, that politician would be dead or seriously injured.""exactly.And in fact when it doesn't go off the assailant steps back to try to unjam the weapon, and then he's mobbed as is target stumbles away
ernst_k: It appears that the politician at least tried to grab the weapon arm (did he?) and then did a judo roll away!Am I the only one amazed by this?
gblive: wellreadneck: The vigilante mob was only slightly less disturbing than the assassination attempt.Hey, if you attempt to assassinate someone then you deserve to get your butt kicked. My only question is why he was still conscious when they walked him off in hand-cuffs; pretty feeble vigilante mob. But when your vigilante leader appears to be an 80 year old with an umbrella, this is what you get.
juvandy: It looked very poorly staged like a PR stunt to me... right up until a bunch of guys laid into the gunman with a bunch of very real, harmful kicks and punches. But maybe they weren't in on the act.I dunno, there's a definite *click* right at the point where he should have pulled the trigger, and he immediately tries to re-chamber. I'm betting misfire or forgot to chamber a round. Could have been a very different video otherwise.
LDM90: wellreadneck: The vigilante mob was only slightly less disturbing than the assassination attempt.If by vigilante you mean people who were trying to keep from getting shot themselves.
snocone: Always use a revolver as primary.Always!
El Dudereno: syrynxx: One other article on the event said it was a "gas pistol" - like perhaps it shot tear gas pellets, not actual bullets?CO2 powered, more likely. You know it as an air gun or pellet gun./available at most wal-marts and sporting goods stores in the US for less than $50
Demetrius: The guy with the umbrella is comedy gold. It's almost too perfect to be true. He's like the old guy in the Benny Hill shows getting his licks in. Priceless.
Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: And by being amazed I mean that this video link posted on fark is only 12 hours behind Reddit.Typically it takes 24-48 hours before fark catches up to Reddit posts.
EdNortonsTwin: Cheap ammo, or some handler has a farked sense of humor.I'd like to think the 2nd.
MeanJean: Hmm.Wikipedia says that the politican is an ethnic Turk, and that his party represents the interests of the Turkish minority in Bulgaria.It also says that the would-be assassin was an ethnic Turk himself. Why would he target him?
KimNorth: Why does this feel set up? What kind of stunt was this and why?? WHY????
syrynxx: One other article on the event said it was a "gas pistol" - like perhaps it shot tear gas pellets, not actual bullets?
w00ty: syrynxx: One other article on the event said it was a "gas pistol" - like perhaps it shot tear gas pellets, not actual bullets?as in.. a pellet gun perhaps?
KangTheMad: The man was identified as Oktay Enimemehmedov, a 25-year-old ethnic Turkish resident of the city of Burgas, with a previous criminal record for assault and theft.Well that explains it.
jfarkinB: The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a bunch of good guys with heavy shoes.
Gormanoglu: Gun used in the attack.If you want to kill a public servant, I recommend you buy American.
carnifex2005: [i.imgur.com image 850x609]That gun looks like a pea shooter.
Sock Ruh Tease: [i.imgur.com image 625x377]Typical libs/dems grabbing guns out of the hands of responsible gun owners.
gsnfl: I don't know many Bulgarians but every Bulgarian in that video looks exactly what I think a Bulgarian looks like. Bulgarian.
prisoner6: Waiting for the Bud Dwyer suicide video. Probably scrubbed from the net now. Saw it live with no editing. Amazing and interesting from a medical standpoint.
rev. dave: Is that a cultural thing? Not all the guys in suits were security. So do Bulgarians like fighting?
wellreadneck: LDM90: wellreadneck: The vigilante mob was only slightly less disturbing than the assassination attempt.If by vigilante you mean people who were trying to keep from getting shot themselves.Shot by a prone, disarmed man?
gadian: Even Bulgarians know this was a set up to make a failing leader look powerful.
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