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Holding off Flash Mobs

Miguel has a video of a guy who held off a flash mob with a World War II era Mosin-Nagant rifle. The news briefly shows a picture of the guy’s house, which pretty clearly advertises that this is the kind of guy who is going to shoot you if you mess with him. I guess flash mobs aren’t all that collectively smart. Personally, if I was going to hold off a violent mob with a Mosin-Nagant rifle, I’d at least fix bayonets. Close combat is never desirable, but the bayonet is long enough on that rifle I’m not sure it’d be all that close. I’m not sure you’d even need to leave your porch to clear the lawn.

UPDATE: Just noticed he seems to be wearing what looks like a welding apron, while wearing some sort of kilt. I would definitely not have messed with this guy.

17 Responses to “Holding off Flash Mobs”

  1. Bryan S. says:

    Just the carbine version, so while not as long, you still have a flamethrower on your hands!

  2. Freiheit says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_mob

    Flash mobs are usually annoying, but mostly harmless. They should not be confused with your classic mob or angry mob.

  3. Min says:

    Is it me, or are more of these roving mobs being reported every week? I’m seeing shades of Clockwork Orange in this stuff…

    Also; There’s a reason I have a few Mosins laying about. They’re still scary as hell even if you don’t fire it.

  4. Kathy says:

    That would be a sarong, not a kilt.

  5. Tango says:

    haha, it’s not even a kilt. It’s a towel just wrapped around the waist.

  6. aeronathan says:

    Mob? That’s what 8″ Saiga 12s with 30rd drum mags were made for….

  7. Shootin' Buddy says:

    Haven’t Mosin-Nagants been holding off flash mobs since WWI? Finland? Places like Stalingrad, Leningrad or Brest-Litovsk?

  8. Shootin' Buddy says:

    Geez, look at that neighborhood. Instead of more guns, they need lawn mowers, edgers and brooms that way you won’t have flash mobs.

  9. McThag says:

    This is what he decided to wear when appearing on TV. Most people dress UP for that.

    What does he normally wear?

  10. Mobo says:

    Wanna hold off flash mobs? Throw the “parents” in jail or give them a one-way Greyhound ticket to the furthest corner of Washington State, their choice.

  11. robert says:

    Please please please stop calling them “flash” mobs. They’re just mobs, period.

  12. Min says:

    Well a number of media outlets started calling any group of people that randomly or not so randomly gather a ‘flash’ mob, as opposed to just a ‘gang of lawless ruffians’. Flash mobs were fun…this type of crap is just that.

  13. Bram says:

    The are called “Flash Mobs” because they are organized using social media sites such as Twitter.

    He could probably shoto 2 or 3 of them with the bolt-action rifle before they mob him. “Which 3 of you want to take a high-powered rifle shot to the chest for the team?”

  14. Sage Thrasher says:

    The station call letters seem to put it in Kansas City.

    And yeah, what was the first clue the kids missed: the sarong, the welding apron or the Gadsen flag on the homemade pole? They’re lucky they got away with a cool story to brag about instead of a lifetime in a wheelchair.

  15. Matthew Carberry says:

    Was that a Brazilian flag under the gadsden?

    We probably don’t want to know what’s under the towel.

  16. Freiheit says:

    “Wanna hold off flash mobs? Throw the “parents” in jail or give them a one-way Greyhound ticket to the furthest corner of Washington State, their choice.”

    So you fix an absentee parent problem by making the parents more absent?

  17. Mobo says:

    No, they would take their kids with them.

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