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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    YouTube video of man blasting couch with rifle shown at weapons trial

    YouTube videos of a Victoria man blasting a couch with an assault rifle in the woods near Jordan River were entered as evidence in a trial yesterday in B.C. Supreme Court.

    The showing of "AR-15 Makes Swiss Cheese Out of a Couch" is the first time the Crown in B.C. has used YouTube videos to prove a number of allegations, prosecutor Nils Jensen told Justice Robert Metzger in his opening statement. The video has been removed from YouTube.

    Darcie Kate McNeill and Brian Lynn Morrison are charged with a number of prohibited and dangerous weapons offences. These include use of a prohibited weapon in a careless manner near Jordan River in 2007 and possession of a loaded Colt AR-15 rifle -- the equivalent of an M16 assault rifle -- without a licence or registration certificate. The offences are alleged to have taken place between Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, 2007.

    McNeill, 29, and Morrison, 37, who is in custody, are also charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000.

    McNeill and Morrison laughed several times as Jensen outlined the Crown's case.

    Jensen, however, was not amused. "The accused Morrison is not a man who plays with toys. The weapons he uses are real and menacing," he said.

    On Dec. 14, 2007, Victoria police raided a Collinson Street apartment where McNeill and Morrison lived, searching for drugs and weapons. Police seized four computers.

    Const. Bob Elder, a computer forensics expert, found YouTube videos of Morrison using an AR-15 assault rifle on one laptop. Elder also found photographs of Morrison with the AR-15, a Mac-10 rifle and another weapon. One video, allegedly shot by McNeill, shows Morrison doing an infomercial with the Mac-10.

    "He appears to be demonstrating it, talking about the silencer," said Jensen.

    Elder, who testified yesterday afternoon, showed court a video titled "Emptying the AR-15 clip" which, according to the Crown, shows Morrison wearing a black baseball cap and camouflage clothing while firing off the assault rifle Rambo-style.

    In "AR-15 Makes Swiss Cheese Out of a Couch," Morrison inspects an abandoned couch, in a wooded area near a logging road, for bullet holes. "It's so powerful it goes right through everything," he tells the camera.

    After watching the video, police circulated information about the wooded area, the logging road and the abandoned couch. Victoria police Const. Mark Buerfeind took up the challenge of finding the area on his own time. Buerfeind, who is familiar with Island logging roads, looked around Jordan River and found the couch.

    Soon after, Buerfeind returned to the area with forensic identification officer Jonathan Sheldan, who took samples of the couch and bullets from the trees. Sheldan also found an empty cartridge.

    On Jan. 11, 2008, Victoria police searched a car outside Morrison's apartment and found a speaker box in the trunk.

    "When they took the speakers out and the cotton batting out, lo and behold, there's an AR-15," said Jensen.

    The speaker box can be seen in the background of homemade pornographic videos made by Morrison and McNeill, said the prosecutor.

    "And that connects the accused to the weapon."
     
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    Darcie Kate McNeill and Brian Lynn Morrison are charged with a number of prohibited and dangerous weapons offences. These include use of a prohibited weapon in a careless manner near Jordan River in 2007 and possession of a loaded Colt AR-15 rifle -- the equivalent of an M16 assault rifle -- without a licence or registration certificate. The offences are alleged to have taken place between Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, 2007.


    :rofl:

    :ugh:
     

  3. Bullets from an AR-15 go through a couch?!?!?!? :noes:
     
  4. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    What exactly was the crime?
     
  5. It's in the article. Remember, this happened in Canada, where the general public isn't to be trusted with evil weapons.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Oh ok I was confused there for a second, also im pretty sure owning the silencer would get him in more trouble
     
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    put him away for life, he had a mac-10 rifle for fucks sake

    ill bet the "silencer" was not really a silencer
     
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    dude seems like a douche

    doesnt really seem like he did anything wrong though

    why did he have the AR hidden in a speaker box?
     
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    Wow, Canadian reporters are just as bad as the ones here.

    Mac-10 Rifle
    Shooting the gun "Rambo" style
    Equivalent of the M16 Assault rifle
    Silencer

    I'm surprised he didn't say that they found an empty bullet.
     
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    Sounds like he hid it cause it wasnt registered :dunno:

    Shit like this is why I'll never post videos of shit on youtube, got plenty of videos of me doing dumb shit(not with firearms) but I sure as hell wouldn't post them on youtube.
     
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    Remember: Canada is America 15 years in the future.
     
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    Fuck... thats the first thing i woulda hidden behind in a gun fight... untill now that is...
     
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    The fact that we can't use AR15s outside of shooting ranges is fucking bullshit. It's all politics...
     
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    Uh...you planning on getting into a gun fight with some psycho armed with AR15?? That's an equivalent of M-16 assault rifle for crying out loud!!! You might as well give up unless you have a gunship support.
     
  15. jehan60188

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    Reminds me of the "fire in the hole" prank, where kids throw soda at fast food workers.
    Or that 'baby launch' video

    it's like, why the heck would you HAVE incriminating evidence of stuff you've done, and WHY WHY would you post that online for everyone to see?!
     
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    wait.....wat?
     
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    i guess i need to find a new shooting perch, incase someone bust in on me.:hs:
     

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