“I didn’t want a gun. I specifically didn’t want one,” Dittrich said. “I was very much opposed to hav[ing] one, and I guess I got the realization that the police really can’t protect you. They can respond, and they can protect you once they get there. But, you’re on your own.”
A YouTube video has emerged showing Israel’s controversial “knock on the roof” warning system for residents of Gaza.
What is ‘knock on the roof’?
Israel fires “warning rockets” — often sent from drones — to alert residents that a buildings has been targeted, giving them time to get out before the strike comes. It is a “time-tested strategy” for the Israeli military, the Washington Post says, and is called “roof knocking”.
Israel’s military says that air strikes target Hamas command-and-control centres, tunnels and rocket-launching pads.
The warning rocket has no warhead, and is intended only to shake the building. It is fired between three and fifteen minutes before armed missiles hit.
The BUK missile system with a missing rocket.
Pretty cool photo of my Colt 10.3”, Surefire MB556k muzzle brake.