This is what we call a “close call”.

A Bulgarian politician today survived an extraordinary assassination attempt when a man stormed the stage and held a gun to his head as he was giving a speech.

Fortunately for Ahmed Dogan, leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, the weapon misfired giving him time to react and hit the would-be assassins hand out of the way.

Before he can attempt a second shot the unidentified suspect is tackled to the ground by security guards and delegates attending the conference in Sofia.

As Jules Winnfield would say: “Whether or not what we experienced was an According to Hoyle miracle is insignificant. What is significant is that I felt the touch of God. God got involved.”

Dude accomplished nothing and got a righteous beat-down for the effort.

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20 Responses to Misfire!

  1. notamobster says:


    Not his time to go, I suppose. The politician looked like he’s had a little training (or good instincts), judging by his reaction. Did you see how easily the gunman knocked dude to the ground, though?

    That would have made for quite the show, had numbnuts succeeded. I don[‘t know who the pol is, but I’m glad the shooter (or non-) didn’t succeed. I hate those hajji style publicity attempts.

  2. R.D. Walker says:

    “The politician looked like he’s had a little training…”

    Or a fire-hose sized rush of adrenalin!

    • notamobster says:

      He swats the gun hand, and goes on the offensive. That’s a CQC-style reaction you’d get with formal training (or Muay Thai/Krav Maga type experience).

      Sure, it could just be adrenaline, but it’s been my experience that people without training tend to want to punch or push, or even just turn/pull away. They frequently lower their head, too (looking at the floor style). This puts them at a distinct disadvantage.

  3. Gager says:

    Maybe Joe and Hillary should watch this to see what it really takes to qualify for the “Almost-got-shot” club. Wonder if the speaker will be in church this weekend. That aftermath takedown was pretty entertaining.

  4. R.D. Walker says:

    This site says it is a gas pistol but even a gas pistol will put a hurt on you at that close range.

  5. sortahwitte says:

    And the last guy in says “I only got to kick the sonofabitch once.

    And Nota, I thought a Probe was an anal device.

    • notamobster says:

      I just watched the beatdown portion. That was awesome. They all look like a bunch of girls except the one guy with the hammer fist. That was sweet.

  6. Tony says:

    Obama and his groupies are bashing semi-autos. Had that been a revolver, instead of trying to clear a malfunction, the gunman would have just pulled the trigger again. Boom

    I was once told by a police officer from Kosovo that the two loudest sounds he has ever heard was:
    1) his pistol going boom when he did not expect it.
    2) it going click when he expected it to go boom.

  7. mike says:

    I love the old dude with the cane. Cant miss out on the beat down.

  8. Jim22 says:

    They guy swinging the briefcase swings like an Obama.