Airsoft seller: security detail may not even have heard shots

In related news, a Czech seller of airsoft weapons and equipment has suggested that failure by the president’s security team to register pellet shots fired by the assailant last Friday stemmed simply from the fact that the guns are generally hard to hear. Jan Šulc told the Czech news agency the sound emitted by the guns, although audible on tape of the incident, was minimal. Video captured bodyguards completely failed to act against the assailant who fired at close range, hitting the president’s arm. Others, including security expert Andor Šandor, reacted more critically: shown the footage by a private station, Mr Šandor suggested that the security detail should have better read the body language of those in the crowd. He suggested that the behaviour of the shooter was different enough from those around him to have stuck out.

Author: Jan Velinger