Officer Leroy Pyle, of the San Jose, California Police Department debunks myths about semi-autos. He uses demonstrations with live firearms and congressional testimony by DEA, ATF, and FBI agents to show what the truth really is. The video was originally made in 1989 and got Pyle a one-week suspension for his troubles. In his own words:
This video got me suspended for a week! My Chief couldn’t stand the truth.
Don’t let the skinny guy with color in his hair fool you. It’s me! This video was made in 1989 and intended for viewing by legislators during the controversy caused by the “assault weapon” rhetoric by anti-gun types.
It struck a popular chord, though, and was distributed far and wide by the NRA. I was under orders from my Chief, Joe McNamara, to state a disclaimer whenever making a public statement, on or off duty. I neglected to do that at the beginning of this film, as I thought it was for legislator’s eyes only. And Joe was lying in wait. He got me!
I feel very fortunate for the opportunity to participate in this video project, and hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.