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The woman is holding her pistol with a bent arm. The recoil will pull her hand back and possibly smash the pistol into her face. Finger-on-trigger is a no-no.
Rambo is holding the rifle left-handed. The ejection port is on the right side of the receiver, so if he were to fire the gun from his current position, he'd get a spray of hot brass against his manly chest.
It's doubly odd because, as a left-hander, I nonetheless learned to shoot right handed.
Rambo is also holding his AR-15 cross-body. It should be held at 'port arms' - diagonally across the body with the muzzle pointing up and to the left. There are moments where he is standing to the left of his wife, and the rifle is aimed at her.
Both are barefoot.
Neither is using a proper shooting stance. The classic Weaver stance for a pistol has your left foot forward, and your right foot slightly behind and turned. Your right hand (with the gun) is locked at the elbow, and your left hand is cupped around the bottom of your right hand.
I did notice that he was left-handed, but hadn't thought about guns being yet one more thing that is made for a right-handed world. And somebody had snarked elsewhere that he must have been looking for an excuse to "accidentally" kill her with that aim.
Rambo seems like a good last name for Ken and Karen. Although Rambo at least knew what he was doing!
It's funny how history repeats itself... the same kind of political deception was in the naming of the spanish flu as well...
"To maintain morale, World War I censors minimized these early reports. Newspapers were free to report the epidemic's effects in neutral Spain, such as the grave illness of King Alfonso XIII, and these stories created a false impression of Spain as especially hard hit. This gave rise to the name "Spanish" flu."
The NYPD has made internal discipline procedures a loop so closed that even its "independent" oversight -- the Civilian Complaint Review Board -- can't get in the door. The NYPD is effectively its own oversight. Decisions made by the...
I'm kind of disappointed that the article simply says, of Finland and Nazi Germany, that "the two nations were aligned". That is such a severe oversimplification of Finland's situation in WWII and could easily give people the wrong idea about keeping the emblem for so long. 🙁