And as groups which emphasize their military nature, they should certainly know better than to point any gun, even an inoperable one, at someone whom they're not about to justifiably shoot.
As the lift was inoperable , my legs are still complaining.
A number unique to each handset can be used to identify and render stolen phones inoperable .
A crate containing the weapon had already arrived by ship at a US port - but, before leaving Russia, the missile had been made inoperable .
This would render the space telescope inoperable in 2 to 4 years.
The train had its windows smashed and was left inoperable .
Most systems allow all windows but the driver's to be made inoperable from the passenger seats, which is very handy for folk with small children to consider.
I wrote to Celtic to complain, but despite getting a reply promising action, the toilet locks remained inoperable , and I now follow my team via the radio, hardly a worthy substitute.
It had a fireplace and the first night we moved in, not knowing that it was inoperable , we started an enormous fire and smoked everybody out of the apartments above us.
How it has taken almost a month to correct whatever fault that has rendered the traffic lights at this dangerous junction inoperable is beyond me.