Video: Dangerous Trick Shooting with the 1936 LA Sheriff’s Department

   09.02.15

The concept of gun safety has changed dramatically over the years, and that’s very evident after watching this 1936 Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department video.

Without a doubt these men were some of the finest marksmen of their day, but shooting a lit cigar out of someone’s mouth is not something a police officer, or most anyone for that matter, would try today.

The video also features an officer writing his initials in a target with a Thompson submachine gun.

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