GUN 16 wounded in French military shooting demonstration

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    16 wounded in French military shooting demonstration
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    http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2008-06-29-france_N.htm
    PARIS (AP) — A military shooting demonstration in southeast France on Sunday left 16 people wounded, including children, when real bullets were used instead of blank ones, officials said.

    Four of the wounded were in serious condition, including a 3-year-old child, Bernard Lemaire, chief of the regional administration in Aude, said on France-3 television. Fifteen of the injured were civilians.

    A Defense Ministry official said the incident occurred during a demonstration of hostage-freeing techniques at the Laperrine military barracks. The official said investigators will look into why real bullets were used.


    No information was immediately available about what kind of weapon was used.

    The soldier who fired the shots has been detained, Lemaire said. He said the injuries were likely an accident but that it could have been a "criminal act."

    In a statement, President Nicolas Sarkozy expressed his "horror" at Sunday's incident at the base, which houses the 3rd marine infantry parachute regiment.

    The injured were taken to nearby hospitals, with the most seriously wounded taken to Toulouse.

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    Well if I'm ever taken hostage, I hope the french dont try to rescue me.
     
  2. Carl Brutananadilewski

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    wow, how could you accidentally load live rounds :uh:
     
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    they really need to come up with a system that doesnt even deal with any type of ammunition.
     
  5. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Load live rounds, and forget to put the BFA on it...
     
  6. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Sounds like someone has been watching too much Speed.
     
  7. TL1000RSquid

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    Liptonucf wee woo wee woo wee woo

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    So in a hostage situation they apparently shoot at the hostages as well?
     
  9. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Seems that way, atleast 2 of the injured were rather young kids don't think they were playing hostage taker.

    I think I'd rather take my chances with Spetsnaz using knock out gas :noes:
     
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    Liptonucf wee woo wee woo wee woo

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    Yeah sounds less painful compared to bullet wounds.
     
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    and people wonder why they surrender to everybody
     
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    Whats to confuse?

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    :hsugh:
     
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    Couldve been GSG-9.
     
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    FAMAS is delayed-blowback, so it doesn't necessarily need a BFA to cycle/blow up in your face when you fire a live one?
     
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    :france:
     
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    Out of my mind, brb never.
    :rofl:

    Iv seen that one before, good laugh tho :bigthumb:

    Wouldnt a wire guided missile like that have some sort of standoff timed delay, so in the event the second stage doesnt achieve ignition, it wouldnt blow the crew up?

    EDIT: After doing a little research, I guess its a MILAN anti-tank missile.
     
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