Posted by troublemaker on October 31, 2011
- AR15 / M16 pointed at photo taker
At Occupy Denver, taking a photo might get you shot by police. Although police claim to be using great restraint, this photo shows a completely different story. While 15 people were being arrested for illegal camping, an officer levels his / her assault weapon at the person taking this photo.
The weapon in service is an AR15 / M16. It fires a .223 caliber (5.56mm) bullet faster than the speed of sound. It is typically equipped with either a 20 or 30 round magazine. The one in the photo appears to be an after market 40 round detachable magazine. In select fire configuration, this is the current battle rifle of the United States military. It appears to be leveled at the chest / abdomen of the person taking the photo per police training to aim center mass.