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(Telegram)   Police plan to charge man whose homemade cannon put holes in nearby houses as soon as they figure out what law he broke   (telegram.com) divider line 95
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2012-07-07 01:14:02 PM
Was it a yogurt cannon?
 
2012-07-07 01:15:43 PM
should be a charge just for being a dumbass, but then the jails would be over crowded with republicans
 
2012-07-07 01:16:22 PM
Pfft. Amateurs.

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2012-07-07 01:17:05 PM

anfrind: Pfft. Amateurs.

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Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-07-07 01:19:49 PM

blueknight: should be a charge just for being a dumbass, but then the jails would be over crowded with republicans


Wow, didn't take long for a douchebag troll to post.
 
2012-07-07 01:21:17 PM

Danny Vermin: I got something to stop him.


Dutch: They made it for him special. It's an eighty-eight Magnum.


Danny Vermin: It shoots through schools.


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2012-07-07 01:21:26 PM
Vandalism? Attempted murder? Reckless endangerment?
 
2012-07-07 01:23:52 PM
Wouldn't that be discharging a weapon within x feet of a public residence?

should be a charge just for being a dumbass, but then the jails would be over crowded with republicans

You, my idiot friend, are exactly what has gone wrong with politics the last 20 years or so.

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2012-07-07 01:24:21 PM

malaktaus: Vandalism? Attempted murder? Reckless endangerment?


And I wouldn't be surprised if there was a law (backed by the NRA no less) against homemade guns (they get a lot of contributions from gun-manufacturers after all.)
 
2012-07-07 01:24:26 PM

Snargi: blueknight: should be a charge just for being a dumbass, but then the jails would be over crowded with republicans

Wow, didn't take long for a douchebag troll to post.


Belongs in the politics tab with the rest of the poo flingers.
 
2012-07-07 01:25:42 PM
If they can't find anything to charge him with that town has some very poorly written laws.
 
2012-07-07 01:26:21 PM
But a cannon is not a firearm and apparently no firearms identification card is necessary to use one, Sgt. Braks said.

I did not realize that; I think I'm gonna go out and get me some cannons today.
 
2012-07-07 01:27:32 PM

TheBigJerk: malaktaus: Vandalism? Attempted murder? Reckless endangerment?

And I wouldn't be surprised if there was a law (backed by the NRA no less) against homemade guns (they get a lot of contributions from gun-manufacturers after all.)


black powder firearms are found in kit form.
 
2012-07-07 01:28:28 PM

Last Man on Earth: anfrind: Pfft. Amateurs.

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Came for this, leaving satisfied.


Ditto
 
2012-07-07 01:28:33 PM

malaktaus: Vandalism? Attempted murder? Reckless endangerment?


Creating a nuisance?
 
2012-07-07 01:28:39 PM
A cannon is not a firearm? By what possible "logic"?
 
2012-07-07 01:30:04 PM

malaktaus: Vandalism? Attempted murder? Reckless endangerment?


i mean, unless he was trying to hit someone

disturbing the peace?
 
2012-07-07 01:30:42 PM
Wow. The derp is thick in here today.
 
2012-07-07 01:32:17 PM

TheBigJerk: malaktaus: Vandalism? Attempted murder? Reckless endangerment?

And I wouldn't be surprised if there was a law (backed by the NRA no less) against homemade guns (they get a lot of contributions from gun-manufacturers after all.)


Last I checked, actually, homemade guns are legal in the United States.
 
2012-07-07 01:32:31 PM

lilbjorn: A cannon is not a firearm? By what possible "logic"?


I want to see you pick it up and fire it
 
2012-07-07 01:33:31 PM
Disorderly cannoning?
 
2012-07-07 01:33:43 PM

TheBigJerk: malaktaus: Vandalism? Attempted murder? Reckless endangerment?

And I wouldn't be surprised if there was a law (backed by the NRA no less) against homemade guns (they get a lot of contributions from gun-manufacturers after all.)


I was thinking vandalism though I think intent might be needed. Reckless endangerment is more likely to stick.
 
2012-07-07 01:34:28 PM
The incident is under investigation. Had the discharge been from a .22-caliber pistol instead of a cannon, the shooter could be charged with discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.

But a cannon is not a firearm and apparently no firearms identification card is necessary to use one, Sgt. Braks said.


What? Oh...Because you don't hold it on your arm?
 
2012-07-07 01:34:43 PM
I'm sure they can go after him for criminally wreckless/neglegent behavior or some such thing. Hell if nothing else destruction of property
 
2012-07-07 01:35:11 PM
With a few exceptions, none of which would appear to fit here, anything with a caliber over .50 is considered a "destructive device" and is illegal for civilian possession under Federal law. Or so I thought. Am I wrong on this?
 
2012-07-07 01:36:18 PM

loonatic112358: lilbjorn: A cannon is not a firearm? By what possible "logic"?

I want to see you pick it up and fire it


Chuck Norris could.....
...just saying.
 
2012-07-07 01:36:25 PM
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homemade weaponry?
/weird movie
 
2012-07-07 01:36:37 PM

malaktaus: Vandalism? Attempted murder? Reckless endangerment?


Intent cannot be proven on the first two. And an ordinary reasonable prudent person would not expect the cannon to frag itself. He did not do anything illegal. This is a civil matter.

/disturbing the peace maybe...again proving intent would be tough.
 
2012-07-07 01:36:58 PM

Random Bastage: Chuck Norris could........just saying.


but he wouldn't need to
 
2012-07-07 01:37:11 PM
lilbjorn: A cannon is not a firearm? By what possible "logic"?

Per the BATFE a muzzle loading cannon is not a firearm (just like any muzzle loading pistol or rifle or shotgun) and a breech loading cannon is a destructive device instead of a firearm.
 
2012-07-07 01:38:00 PM
geekbikerskum: With a few exceptions, none of which would appear to fit here, anything with a caliber over .50 is considered a "destructive device" and is illegal for civilian possession under Federal law. Or so I thought. Am I wrong on this?

If it was breech loading you would be correct, muzzle loading and no its not.
 
2012-07-07 01:38:29 PM

geekbikerskum: With a few exceptions, none of which would appear to fit here, anything with a caliber over .50 is considered a "destructive device" and is illegal for civilian possession under Federal law. Or so I thought. Am I wrong on this?


Wait, where?
 
2012-07-07 01:39:17 PM

geekbikerskum: With a few exceptions, none of which would appear to fit here, anything with a caliber over .50 is considered a "destructive device" and is illegal for civilian possession under Federal law. Or so I thought. Am I wrong on this?


Ftfa, was not intended to fire a projectile. Gunpowder in a cannon with no slug makes a boom and poof. It unintentionally dragged.
 
2012-07-07 01:40:41 PM
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Unavailable for comment.

/First thing I thought of.
 
2012-07-07 01:40:47 PM
Random Bastage: But a cannon is not a firearm and apparently no firearms identification card is necessary to use one, Sgt. Braks said.

I did not realize that; I think I'm gonna go out and get me some cannons today.


http://www.hernironworks.com/cannons.html just drill the touch hole and they are ready to go
 
2012-07-07 01:41:21 PM
Littering?
Unlawful fireworks show?
Trippin' balls?
 
2012-07-07 01:41:29 PM

blueknight: should be a charge just for being a dumbass, but then the jails would be over crowded with republicans


That's all? You're finished?
 
2012-07-07 01:47:37 PM
FTFA

"He took responsibility for lighting off the cannon," Sgt. Braks said. "I don't believe he realized the house (next door) was damaged."

He knows he screwed up. Why press charges? I doubt he will do that again.
 
2012-07-07 01:48:21 PM
Possession of an infernal machine?

Put him in the stocks.
 
2012-07-07 01:52:15 PM
Today I Learned that lots of people on this website have no idea that ceremonial cannons just make noise, and are not designed to fire projectiles.
 
2012-07-07 01:52:42 PM
"Charges will be forthcoming," he said, although it's hard to say what they will be. "

Ignorance of the law is no excuse.
 
2012-07-07 01:52:44 PM
Nice try, libs, but the first amendment forbids the government from interfering with Canon Law.
 
2012-07-07 01:55:50 PM
What law did he break? It's obvious...

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2012-07-07 01:56:34 PM
High-speed littering.
 
2012-07-07 01:57:20 PM
The police aren't playing the catch-all "possession of a weapon of mass destruction" card? Maybe we're forgetting the lessons of 9/11, and not soon enough!
 
2012-07-07 01:59:03 PM

Nem Wan: The police aren't playing the catch-all "possession of a weapon of mass destruction" card?


Well, of course not. The mass of black powder was converted to energy, but it wasn't really destroyed.
 
2012-07-07 02:05:39 PM

malaktaus: Vandalism? Attempted murder? Reckless endangerment?

Vandalism and attempted murder require scienter. Reckless endangerment also requires scienter, although less so. But that could not be met because it was not reckless to discharge a ceremonial cannon. LOTS of people have those. They're not supposed to explode. They're just supposed to make noise. So it would've been impossible for the man with the cannon to be aware of an unjustifiable risk.
 
2012-07-07 02:06:02 PM

lilbjorn: A cannon is not a firearm? By what possible "logic"?


It's a signal cannon. So I suppose logic would dictate it was a firearm if you had no idea what you were talking about.
 
2012-07-07 02:06:33 PM

Oldiron_79: If it was breech loading you would be correct, muzzle loading and no its not.


Thank you for the clarification.
 
2012-07-07 02:06:58 PM

Theaetetus: Nice try, libs, but the first amendment forbids the government from interfering with Canon Law.


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