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TL;DR: Yes, presidential escorts - whether military or Secret Service - are trained to protect the president, even at the expense of their own lives. Assassination attempts: Ronald Reagan: Here's a video of the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan: And here is what happened: First shot fired: Less than a second ...


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Yes, but no. It's feasible. But not likely. Consider it only shattered two skulls and deflected off the third. In fact, this bit seems to mirror a Mythbusters segment: A bullet from a .50 caliber Desert Eagle pistol cannot penetrate 25 watermelons. Tory and Kari set up a line of melons, but Kari's shot only penetrated the first three. They noted ...


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In the movie the three men were caught by surprise and in a perfect lineup. At less than 10 feet, with that weapon, I would say it is very possible. Having said that, Deadpool only killed 2 men with that shot. The third man was hit, but the bullet didn't penetrate his skull.


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Terminal Ballistics as Viewed in a Morgue –gunthorp But then, I've seen most everything. I've seen a guy killed by a .416 Rigby, as well as a suicide to the head with a .44 Mag that didn't penetrate the skull on the other side. The long and short of it is that you just don't know how ANY bullet will react to tissue and bone until you open them up ...


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TL;DR: It is possible, but not very easy to pull off. Real life examples: One bullet, two deer killed: A few years ago, a 10 year old boy on his first hunting trip killed two deer with one round. One bullet, two men killed: In 2009, a British sniper in Afghanistan killed two suspected insurgents who were fleeing on a motorcycle; the bullet passed ...


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Would the actual fireball have been visible from Shanghai? Absolutely not. The bomb dropped on Nagasaki detonated at an altitude of about 1,500 feet. Nagasaki is roughly 505 miles from Shanghai, and only about one degree of latitude further north. Assuming the character was near sea level, there is no way he could have seen the blast. A point 1,500 ...


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or just they don't want to show bloody images? There are enough grusome images in other scenes (e.g. the child with an explosive surgically sewn into his abdomen) that I can't imagine this one being specifically avoided. The psychiatrist is on foot when the IED goes off, so we can assume that he has either disturbed some sort of victim-operated device (...


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tl;dr: Most likely, the white uniform is meant to reflect a prisoner that has just gone through intake, while the orange jumpsuits represent high-security prisoners. This is a not-uncommon practice in US prison systems. In real US prisons, uniform policy is entirely up to the local or state prison system, but the system presented in Daredevil does have ...


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For US Federal civilian employees, there is no prohibition against having spouses (or immediate family members) working in the same agency or even the same unit. The only prohibition is that one of them cannot be in a supervisory chain of command above the other (conflict of interest/nepotism). I'm fairly certain state agencies would have similar ...


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There used to be a "California Bureau of Investigation" as part of the state's Department of Justice. The "Bureau of Investigation" is now attached to the Office of the Attorney General of California. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Bureau_of_Investigation The BI is utilized statewide for many purposes as needed; for instance, when there is ...



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