Underwater Firearms

I enjoyed this tweet.It reminded me of a story told by a friend who’s an ex-cop. One Saturday afternoon a deputy in the county where my friend was working wound up having to shoot a suspect when a traffic stop went bad. The shooting was on a causeway, and the perp fell over the guardrail into the water. The body was quickly recovered. However, the perp’s gun wasn’t, and the usual suspects began to claim that the shooting was unprovoked. Divers weren’t available to search the river bottom until Monday.

They found over a dozen handguns, and none of them showed signs of being in the water more than a few days. Several actually matched the general description the deputy gave of the perp’s revolver.

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