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   Video of Bulgarian politician nearly being assassinated. Come for the lightning-fast reflexes of the politician, stay for the old man and his umbrella after the assassin has the crap beaten out of him

19 Jan 2013 09:19 PM   |   13188 clicks   |   Buzzfeed
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Apos     
Treadstone trained Dogan quite well.

19 Jan 2013 08:29 PM
syrynxx    [TotalFark]  
One other article on the event said it was a "gas pistol" - like perhaps it shot tear gas pellets, not actual bullets?

19 Jan 2013 08:49 PM
Apos     

Apos: Treadstone trained Dogan quite well.


And that old geezer just had to get one last indignant kick in. Such courage deserves a medal!

19 Jan 2013 08:54 PM
Makh    [TotalFark]  
Gun appreciation day in full swing I see.

19 Jan 2013 09:19 PM
jfarkinB     
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a bunch of good guys with heavy shoes.

19 Jan 2013 09:24 PM
Dr.Zom    [TotalFark]  

syrynxx: One other article on the event said it was a "gas pistol" - like perhaps it shot tear gas pellets, not actual bullets?


I saw that too. I'm guessing the guy works with the Green Hornet.

19 Jan 2013 09:25 PM
Giant Clown Shoe     
Maybe it helps to chamber a round before you rush the stage...

wtf.

19 Jan 2013 09:25 PM
vudukungfu     
You ain't knocking him out.
You're pounding the piss out of him.

19 Jan 2013 09:26 PM
Sock Ruh Tease     
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Typical libs/dems grabbing guns out of the hands of responsible gun owners.

19 Jan 2013 09:26 PM
DemoKnite     
I thought this was in the USA. I mean, they had him subdued but still continued to beat him...

/sarcasm off

19 Jan 2013 09:26 PM
KinetiKiteniK     
At least they laid the boots into him. Look, if you can also smuggle two knives into the venue along with your small "gas pistol" you should make proper arrangements and use a real pistol.

/checks Bulgarian gun laws

Looks like Canada's. Perhaps he had no other weapon, it's possible. Yay for gun laws.

19 Jan 2013 09:28 PM
thetheologian     
He hesitated. You never become famous if you hesitate.

19 Jan 2013 09:29 PM
Contents Under Pressure     
Looks like human nature to me. Some guy comes in to kill your friend/boss/leader and you are going to want to kick his ass.

19 Jan 2013 09:29 PM
carnifex2005     
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That gun looks like a pea shooter.

19 Jan 2013 09:30 PM
jaytkay     
If everyone in the auditorium had a firearm they could have subdued the criminal.

Thanks, libs!

19 Jan 2013 09:33 PM
BarkingUnicorn     
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Yep, a black-eyed pea shooter!

19 Jan 2013 09:34 PM
jaytkay     

carnifex2005: That gun looks like a pea shooter.


Put one to your temple and fire it, please. Report back and let us know how weak it is.

TIA!

19 Jan 2013 09:35 PM
worlddan     
What puzzles me is that there is no one in Belguim worth an assassination.

Prisoner One: "Hey, what YOU in here for?"
Prisoner Two, boastfully: "I'm an assassin!"
Prisoner One: "From where?"
P2: "Belgium."
P1: "Where's that?"
P2: "Europe!"
P1. "Oh, well who did you kill?
P2 "&*%$!"
P1: "Never heard of him."

19 Jan 2013 09:35 PM
doyner    [TotalFark]  

worlddan: What puzzles me is that there is no one in Belguim worth an assassination.

Prisoner One: "Hey, what YOU in here for?"
Prisoner Two, boastfully: "I'm an assassin!"
Prisoner One: "From where?"
P2: "Belgium."
P1: "Where's that?"
P2: "Europe!"
P1. "Oh, well who did you kill?
P2 "&*%$!"
P1: "Never heard of him."


Bulgaria, dude.

19 Jan 2013 09:37 PM
Rich Cream     

Giant Clown Shoe: Maybe it helps to chamber a round before you rush the stage...

wtf.


This, or a misfire.

19 Jan 2013 09:38 PM
HotWingAgenda    [TotalFark]  

carnifex2005: [i.imgur.com image 850x609]

That gun looks like a pea shooter.


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.

19 Jan 2013 09:38 PM
ciberido     

worlddan: What puzzles me is that there is no one in Belguim worth an assassination.


Are you kidding me? ANY Belgian is worth an assassination.

19 Jan 2013 09:39 PM
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.

19 Jan 2013 09:40 PM
jaytkay     

doyner: worlddan: What puzzles me is that there is no one in Belguim worth an assassination.

Prisoner One: "Hey, what YOU in here for?"
Prisoner Two, boastfully: "I'm an assassin!"
Prisoner One: "From where?"
P2: "Belgium."
P1: "Where's that?"
P2: "Europe!"
P1. "Oh, well who did you kill?
P2 "&*%$!"
P1: "Never heard of him."

Bulgaria, dude.


Stupid Flanders doesn't know the difference.

19 Jan 2013 09:40 PM
Scaevola     
A less fortunate politician:
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19 Jan 2013 09:41 PM
Elvis Presleys Death Throne     
I knew a Bulgarian guy, his teeth were rotting out of his head and you could smell his breath from 30 feet away. Don't know how but he brought a smoking little wife over here with him. She must have been trying to escape their would be assasins.

19 Jan 2013 09:43 PM
lousy screw     

ciberido: worlddan: What puzzles me is that there is no one in Belguim worth an assassination.

Are you kidding me? ANY Belgian is worth an assassination.


I assassinated a whole stack of Belgians at IHOP the other night!

19 Jan 2013 09:44 PM
RandomRandom     

syrynxx: One other article on the event said it was a "gas pistol" - like perhaps it shot tear gas pellets, not actual bullets?


Gas guns are fatal at point blank range. Had the gun fired, he probably would have killed his target.

In other gun news, just 5 accidental shootings today at events celebrating "Gun Appreciation Day".
Link

19 Jan 2013 09:45 PM
Jekylman     

thetheologian: He hesitated. You never become famous if you hesitate.


I may be imagining it, but there was a click that sounded like it could have been a misfire.

19 Jan 2013 09:45 PM
dascott     
Looks like a set up. Some petty criminal shooting a political figure? I've seen a lot of movies about set ups, and that's what it looks like to me.

19 Jan 2013 09:46 PM
obamadidcoke     
Must be the buttermilk

/obscure, very.

19 Jan 2013 09:47 PM
Tyranicle     
Misfire.

Makh: Gun appreciation day in full swing I see.


Misfire. Apparently guns aren't appreciated that much in Bulgaria.

19 Jan 2013 09:48 PM
Gormanoglu     
Gun used in the attack.

If you want to kill a public servant, I recommend you buy American.

19 Jan 2013 09:48 PM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

Dr.Zom: syrynxx: One other article on the event said it was a "gas pistol" - like perhaps it shot tear gas pellets, not actual bullets?

I saw that too. I'm guessing the guy works with the Green Hornet.


From wiki:

A gas pistol is a non-lethal weapon used for self-defense and other purposes. It is typically a close-to-exact replica or conversion of a real handgun made to be able to fire tear gas cartridges only. Effective range is up to 4.5 metres depending on caliber.

Apparently they can cause serious injury if fired at close range.

19 Jan 2013 09:48 PM
Scaevola     

Gormanoglu: Gun used in the attack.

If you want to kill a public servant, I recommend you buy American.


Really? Oswald used an Italian rifle.

19 Jan 2013 09:52 PM
RandomRandom     

fusillade762: Apparently they can cause serious injury if fired at close range.


FATAL if fired at the head at point blank range.

Had he guy fired, the assassination would probably have succeeded.

19 Jan 2013 09:53 PM
KeelingLovesCornholes     
Total fail on keeping the guy subdued. Security needs better training.

19 Jan 2013 09:53 PM
phrawgh     
...the old man and his umbrella...

Reminded me of this:
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19 Jan 2013 09:53 PM
jaytkay     
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19 Jan 2013 09:53 PM
rev. dave     
Is that a cultural thing? Not all the guys in suits were security. So do Bulgarians like fighting?

19 Jan 2013 09:53 PM
KangTheMad    [TotalFark]  
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.

19 Jan 2013 09:54 PM
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?

19 Jan 2013 09:55 PM
aspAddict     

RandomRandom: In other gun news, just 5 accidental shootings today at events celebrating "Gun Appreciation Day".
Link


Obviously Democratic plants sent there to stage the whole thing and discredit responsible gun owners, furthering Farbama's gun-grabbing agenda.

19 Jan 2013 09:56 PM
KangTheMad    [TotalFark]  

RandomRandom: fusillade762: Apparently they can cause serious injury if fired at close range.

FATAL if fired at the head at point blank range.

Had he guy fired, the assassination would probably have succeeded.


He did, you could hear the click of the trigger being pulled if you up the volume, plus if you watch closely,you can see the pistol barrel jerk to the assassin's right as he yanks on the trigger. It was a misfire however.

//not a camera shutter, it was a single click
///what really got me was the old man and his umbrella

19 Jan 2013 09:59 PM
oxycodon     
I'm going to guess that the firing pin had been filed down.

19 Jan 2013 10:00 PM
jaytkay     

RandomRandom: In other gun news, just 5 accidental shootings today at events celebrating "Gun Appreciation Day".


HaHaNelsonMuntz.jpg

19 Jan 2013 10:01 PM
10up     
has everybody covered this looking like a misfire?

Who the hell wants to kill the Prime Minister of Malaria anyways? It's a pretty rad place. I really miss Sofia and my early 20s...

19 Jan 2013 10:01 PM
justtray     
Clearly even if we ban the guns, the criminals are just going to use gas guns, so SAMs and Nukes for everyone!

19 Jan 2013 10:02 PM
Infernalist     
The guy looks amazingly shocked when nothing happens after he comes to a stop in front of his target. In fact, he either deliberately hesitates, or the gun doesn't fire.

Perhaps he forgot to take the safety off.

Or maybe the gun misfired and didn't shoot.

Or maybe whoever got him the gun got him a bad gun.

Whatever this was, it's not as simple as an assassination attempt. Assassins don't run up on stage with a short range pistol, and they certainly don't get disarmed by an old politician.

19 Jan 2013 10:02 PM
Jaws_Victim     

KangTheMad: RandomRandom: fusillade762: Apparently they can cause serious injury if fired at close range.

FATAL if fired at the head at point blank range.

Had he guy fired, the assassination would probably have succeeded.

He did, you could hear the click of the trigger being pulled if you up the volume, plus if you watch closely,you can see the pistol barrel jerk to the assassin's right as he yanks on the trigger. It was a misfire however.

//not a camera shutter, it was a single click
///what really got me was the old man and his umbrella


Horrifying, isn't this something that only happens in Hitchcock movies? Why on earth would you go on television and kill someone in plain view of everyone in your country? I guess he didn't intend on getting away.

19 Jan 2013 10:02 PM
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