News, but not the serious kind
Don’t make me take this tape off, punk!
Blog Guy, I know we equip our police with the best weapons over here, but there must be other places where police have to make do with inferior arms?
Sure. You take the Philippines. They can’t afford guns with a fancy safety on them, so they cover their barrels with masking tape in case they go off accidentally.
Wait a second. Wouldn’t any bullet just go right through the tape?
Ah, good point. I’m going to change my answer. They put the tape over the muzzle when they’re going to interrogate a suspect.
Um, why would they do that?
The police have been told they should always get their confessions on tape.
Cripes! You’re a hopeless moron!
Oh yeah? Well, the REAL reason for the tape is even weirder. Read the actual caption below.
Police cover firearm muzzles with tape at a police headquarters in Manila, December 27, 2008. Police have been taping the muzzles to monitor who discharges firearms during revelry as New Year’s Day approaches and stray bullets often cause deaths. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo