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    French use real bullets instead of blanks by mistake

    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.

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    Re: French use real bullets instead of blanks by mistake

    Isn't that what happened to Brandon Lee?


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    Re: French use real bullets instead of blanks by mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    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.

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    French Army.... Figures....

    Something about going to battle without an accordian...


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    Re: French use real bullets instead of blanks by mistake

    Ok, so I've never even fired a real gun. Out of curiosity how similar do blanks look to standards bullets? (I'm assuming anyone, specifically military, should be able to tell the difference)



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    Re: French use real bullets instead of blanks by mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    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.

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    Re: French use real bullets instead of blanks by mistake

    In WWII they got the blanks mixed up with the real bullets.....

    Can't these people get anything right?


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    Re: French use real bullets instead of blanks by mistake

    I believe they look very similar to real bullets. However leave it to the French to let this happen at a demonstration, there shouldn't have been any real bullets anywhere near it.

    Lets get them in a gun safety course.


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    Re: French use real bullets instead of blanks by mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGuy33 View Post
    Lets get them in a gun safety course.
    They kind of failed at the "treat every weapon as if it's loaded" part.



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    Re: French use real bullets instead of blanks by mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGuy33 View Post
    I believe they look very similar to real bullets. However leave it to the French to let this happen at a demonstration, there shouldn't have been any real bullets anywhere near it.

    Lets get them in a gun safety course.
    Except there is no "bullet" in a blank. They look different. If you know your ******* from your ear hole it isn't that tough.



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    Re: French use real bullets instead of blanks by mistake

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    Re: French use real bullets instead of blanks by mistake

    "The soldier who fired the shots has been detained, Lemaire said."

    Doesn't this imply that one soldier injured all 16 people? You'd think he/she/it would have figured out that people were actually being shot and injured after just a few shots, unless this was intentional.



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    Re: French use real bullets instead of blanks by mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by zdorr40 View Post
    "The soldier who fired the shots has been detained, Lemaire said."

    Doesn't this imply that one soldier injured all 16 people? You'd think he/she/it would have figured out that people were actually being shot and injured after just a few shots.
    This was probably the first time that people were actually afraid of the French army...I am guessing the soldier didn't know how to react...



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    Re: French use real bullets instead of blanks by mistake

    My guess is the box was labeled in English, and since the French's vocabulary only consists of French and German...


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    Re: French use real bullets instead of blanks by mistake

    Horrible story, and those morons shouldn't have had real bullets anywhere in the vicinity.

    Let's not get on the French too much though....remember, we accidentally transported some nuclear warheads without knowing it.



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    Re: French use real bullets instead of blanks by mistake

    So France actually has an army. Interesting.



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