Author: HUTCH 7.62
Date: 02-07-2019 - 11:42
> Hutch, it's really too bad you weren't there to
I’ve handled my share of drunks from time time even an Iron worker that followed me to a local water hole after a disagreement at a jobsite.
but honestly what if this attack had not been a drunk and rather an armed terrorist bent On recreating Another Cantara loop disaster and polluting Shasta Dam. The crew would have been defenseless. You gotta think outside the “guns are bad” and the cowboys and indians BS. A weapon in the hands of a well trained individual during a crisis in an asset.
> Unfortunately, the crew probably wasn't able to
> implement your solution, to just shoot this drunk.
> The Book of Rules still likely prohibits non law
> enforcement personnel from playing with their
> "guns" on duty. I knew some who did, though.
> Hell, the "gun runner" used to sell them on-duty
> to my then girlfriend...yikes!
sounds like a cool chick shoulda kept her!
> The last time I saw an SP employee publicly
> celebrate "bring your gun to work day", was at
> West Colton. The individual was a switchman, who
> had what was a particularly bad shift, being
> harassed, by a well documented a$$hole psycho
> yardmaster, that the company refused to remove
> despite many documented incidents. And, right
> after that really bad shift, and about a half a
> pint of whiskey, this individual decided to shoot
My Great Uncle carried a WW2 Luger in his grip on the
Santa Fe out of Clovis NM. It was also well documented in Linda Niemann’s two books about working on “the friendly”
> As the drill sergeant used to say: "This one's
> your weapon, that one's your gun, this one's for
> fighting, that one's for fun..."
Was “Gunney” R Lee Ermey your drill
Either way I’m sure Cantara Loop will soon be fenced off with security patrols. Soon to be another railfaning spot lost due to the actions of an idiot.