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(WESH Orlando)   Mom urges people to not engage in celebratory gunfire for New Year's. Calls for her deportation in 10, 9, 8   (wesh.com) divider line 141
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2012-12-31 10:25:07 AM
Hey, I live in the country now. Maybe I can give the double barrel a run out at midnight!
 
2012-12-31 10:47:44 AM
When the fark did new years in Florida turn into a ME wedding?
 
2012-12-31 10:47:50 AM
Her son is named Diego. Of course she should be deported.
 
2012-12-31 10:47:54 AM
Idiotic headline.
 
2012-12-31 10:49:02 AM
I will never understand the special kind of stupid it takes to think firing a gun in a random direction is a good idea. It's one of the things like driving with your turn signal on that should have the death penalty with no appeal process for the good of evolution
 
2012-12-31 10:53:36 AM

The Only Sane Man In Florida: Idiotic headline.


Seconded. One of the worst attempts at a straw man ever, and it's trollness is about as effective as my wife's attempts to get me to eat collared greens. I award it no points.
 
2012-12-31 10:54:05 AM
I thought we'd decided that dead kids are just a small price to pay for the pleasure gun owners get from their hobby/masturbatory fantasies.
 
2012-12-31 10:54:30 AM
Celebratory gunfire? Is that even a thing in this country?

/ oh, Florida
 
2012-12-31 10:54:45 AM
It's unfair to classify a "gun smart" comment with a "gun stupid" person like Piers Morgan
 
2012-12-31 10:55:03 AM

cardex: I will never understand the special kind of stupid it takes to think firing a gun in a random direction is a good idea. It's one of the things like driving with your turn signal on that should have the death penalty with no appeal process for the good of evolution


By god you're right. Well set off M-80s instead.
 
2012-12-31 10:55:52 AM

gunsmack: Celebratory gunfire? Is that even a thing in this country?

/ oh, Florida


I can confirm that it is common every new years in southwestern Pennsylvania as well.  Only other time I heard it was the night bin laden bit the dust.
 
2012-12-31 10:56:54 AM

fanbladesaresharp: cardex: I will never understand the special kind of stupid it takes to think firing a gun in a random direction is a good idea. It's one of the things like driving with your turn signal on that should have the death penalty with no appeal process for the good of evolution

By god you're right. Well set off M-80s instead.


I hope you aren't comparing the dangers of an M-80 with shooting randomly into the sky.
 
2012-12-31 10:57:32 AM
You guys actually fire guns in the air at new year's? Ok. 1) Don't come to me again with that talk about responsible gun ownership, and 2) you guys and the Taliban, you deserve each other.

Seriously guys, firing guns for celebration purposes is barbaric.
 
2012-12-31 10:58:36 AM
My parents house once had a window shot out on new years by morons shooting in the air so I'm getting a kick...
 
2012-12-31 10:59:14 AM

Coming on a Bicycle: You guys actually fire guns in the air at new year's? Ok. 1) Don't come to me again with that talk about responsible gun ownership, and 2) you guys and the Taliban, you deserve each other.

Seriously guys, firing guns for celebration purposes is barbaric.


You sound ethnocentric.
 
2012-12-31 11:00:39 AM

nekom: gunsmack: Celebratory gunfire? Is that even a thing in this country?

/ oh, Florida

I can confirm that it is common every new years in southwestern Pennsylvania as well.  Only other time I heard it was the night bin laden bit the dust.


Last year in my old neighborhood I stopped counting at around 40 gunshots. I was kidding earlier, my gun will not be brought out tonight. It may be legal where I live, but still a very very stupid thing to do. No good berms or anything to stop a bunch of pellets in my yard.
 
2012-12-31 11:01:08 AM

Coming on a Bicycle: You guys actually fire guns in the air at new year's? Ok. 1) Don't come to me again with that talk about responsible gun ownership, and 2) you guys and the Taliban, you deserve each other.

Seriously guys, firing guns for celebration purposes is barbaric.


0/10
 
2012-12-31 11:01:42 AM

cardex: I will never understand the special kind of stupid it takes to think firing a gun in a random direction is a good idea. It's one of the things like driving with your turn signal on that should have the death penalty with no appeal process for the good of evolution


Wow you live someplace where drivers actually use them? You're lucky
 
2012-12-31 11:02:14 AM

Coming on a Bicycle: You guys actually fire guns in the air at new year's? Ok. 1) Don't come to me again with that talk about responsible gun ownership, and 2) you guys and the Taliban, you deserve each other.

Seriously guys, firing guns for celebration purposes is barbaric.


Your one of those idiots that doesn't know about these things called blanks aren't you?

I blast my Benelli with blanks every NYE and you know how many people get hurt? 0.

Fireworks kill and injure how many? Infinity billion.

Don't talk about responsible gun ownership if you dont know shiat about the subject in the first place.
 
2012-12-31 11:02:43 AM

Coming on a Bicycle: You guys actually fire guns in the air at new year's?

In fact...no, most of us don't. Some will. Especially those in the city, though, are very apt to be arrested for discharging a firearm within city limits (without a good reason) and pay for their mistake. But again, most don't. Then again, it doesn't take many idiots for some poor kid to be inadvertently hit by a stray round...which is why rational gun owners don't do it.

I'm sorry for this woman's kid, but her message is probably going to be ignored by just those idiots who need to hear it the most.

 
2012-12-31 11:03:35 AM
Maybe they're aiming at terrorist sattelites???
 
2012-12-31 11:03:36 AM
Meh, Mythbusters told me that celebratory gunfire can't do any harm.
 
2012-12-31 11:04:41 AM
subby - lame trolling 1/17,
You get the 1 point for having someone greenlight this

or are you stupid enough to think that the NRA and the laws say you can fire a gun like this and if you say you can't you should be deported?  Is that your stupid position?  seriously?  is that the best you got?
 
2012-12-31 11:04:52 AM

Onkel Buck: cardex: I will never understand the special kind of stupid it takes to think firing a gun in a random direction is a good idea. It's one of the things like driving with your turn signal on that should have the death penalty with no appeal process for the good of evolution

Wow you live someplace where drivers actually use them? You're lucky


Sorta I live in a place that when I drive 4 miles to work I will be behind at least 3 people that have the right turn signal one for the entire 4 miles then turn it off shortly before turning left
 
2012-12-31 11:05:16 AM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: It may be legal where I live, but still a very very stupid thing to do. No good berms or anything to stop a bunch of pellets in my yard.


Where on Earth do you live that discharging a weapon into the sky is legal?
 
2012-12-31 11:05:59 AM
Celebratory shooting into the air is about as stupid a form of entertainment as exists. It does, however, raise a question in my mind that, hopefully, some Fark Physicist can answer.

If you fire a gun into the air, it leaves at muzzle velocity, whatever that is for your particular firearm. When it returns to earth, it probably achieves what I have heard referred to as terminal velocity. Force being a function of mass and speed, does a bullet returning to earth have as much destructive power as one fired at a target?
 
2012-12-31 11:06:25 AM
They do it in Kansas City every year as well.
 
2012-12-31 11:07:13 AM
Didnt the mythbusters determine that a coin dropped from the empire state building would barely leve a bruise if it hit your pointy little head, gun haters? Terminal velocity plus wind resistance and all that crap? Lets hear from some internet authority-on-everythings explain how stupid I am using a pantload of verbal smoke and mirrors.

/bet that "stray bullet" was fired from within 300m and at a tragectory much lower than 45deg
 
2012-12-31 11:08:01 AM
Obligatory Onion article: "Iraq, Kentucky Vie For World Shooting-Into-The-Air Supremacy."

Of course, that's where the cultural similarities end, right boys?
 
2012-12-31 11:08:28 AM
I call foul on using the Florida tag on this one.

A) It's no more likely that this happens in Florida than anywhere else
B) The article is about someone trying to do the right thing.
 
2012-12-31 11:09:15 AM
Why does she hate America?
 
2012-12-31 11:09:31 AM

Ohlookabutterfly: Didnt the mythbusters determine that a coin dropped from the empire state building would barely leve a bruise if it hit your pointy little head, gun haters? Terminal velocity plus wind resistance and all that crap? Lets hear from some internet authority-on-everythings explain how stupid I am using a pantload of verbal smoke and mirrors.

/bet that "stray bullet" was fired from within 300m and at a tragectory much lower than 45deg


Please stop talking about the Mythbusters penny experiment.

Anyone with 3 operational brain cells should be able to understand that the aerodynamics of bullets are different from that of coins.
 
2012-12-31 11:09:32 AM

Quigs: Her son is named Diego. Of course she should be deported.


You know what I'd do? I'd take that deal 'n' crawfish, then drill that ol' Devil Mother in the ass!

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2012-12-31 11:10:00 AM

Big Dave: I thought we'd decided that dead kids are just a small price to pay for the pleasure gun owners get from their hobby/masturbatory fantasies.


You've convinced me. I'm turning my guns into lawn sculptures. Thank you for showing me the error of my ways. It's evil of me to want to defend myself. I pay taxes so men in uniform can come help me within 20 minutes. Government is my mommy and daddy and I can count on them to always love me and know what is best for me.
 
2012-12-31 11:10:24 AM
Sorry Farktards, celebratory gunfire has never been an american tradition, it's typically observed in bassackwards countries in the middle east.
Nice try though.
 
2012-12-31 11:11:32 AM

Big Dave: I thought we'd decided that dead kids are just a small price to pay for the pleasure gun owners get from their hobby/masturbatory fantasies.


Shut the fark up. You know damn well nobody thinks that and your idiotic comment only serves to show your stupidity to the world. Go fark yourself.
 
2012-12-31 11:11:34 AM
Shooting a bullet directly up in the air and at a 45 degree angle are going to have a VERY different effect on what is on the receiving end.
 
2012-12-31 11:11:41 AM

Mr. Right: Celebratory shooting into the air is about as stupid a form of entertainment as exists. It does, however, raise a question in my mind that, hopefully, some Fark Physicist can answer.

If you fire a gun into the air, it leaves at muzzle velocity, whatever that is for your particular firearm. When it returns to earth, it probably achieves what I have heard referred to as terminal velocity. Force being a function of mass and speed, does a bullet returning to earth have as much destructive power as one fired at a target?


Short answer: no.
 
2012-12-31 11:12:50 AM

cardex: I will never understand the special kind of stupid it takes to think firing a gun in a random direction is a good idea.


It's the same mentality that thinks that having children with your brother or sister is a good idea.
 
2012-12-31 11:14:00 AM

Kiwimann: Ohlookabutterfly: Didnt the mythbusters determine that a coin dropped from the empire state building would barely leve a bruise if it hit your pointy little head, gun haters? Terminal velocity plus wind resistance and all that crap? Lets hear from some internet authority-on-everythings explain how stupid I am using a pantload of verbal smoke and mirrors.

/bet that "stray bullet" was fired from within 300m and at a tragectory much lower than 45deg

Please stop talking about the Mythbusters penny experiment.

Anyone with 3 operational brain cells should be able to understand that the aerodynamics of bullets are different from that of coins.


wut?  terminal velocity works the same for a penny as it does for a bullet?  Why do you think it doesn't?

why would you assume the bullet would fall straight down as opposed to tumble?
 
2012-12-31 11:14:03 AM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Hey, I live in the country now. Maybe I can give the double barrel a run out at midnight!


Firing a shotgun in the air in the country is not a big deal, that is precisely what they are for.

Firing AK47s in the air is stupid, even in the country.

I grew up around some scary rednecks and have never witnessed any "celebratory gunfire" of the kind we see in the Middle East. Headline is a troll.
 
2012-12-31 11:14:04 AM
I don't always fire guns, but when I do, I prefer to fire them into a sand/dirt backstop where the bullets will safely stop.

/Stay uninjured, my friends.
 
2012-12-31 11:14:17 AM

Big Dave: I thought we'd decided that dead kids are just a small price to pay for the pleasure gun owners get from their hobby/masturbatory fantasies.


I'd rather 1000 toddlers die a horrible death by guns that give up my right to shoot bullets into the air.

Go back to Russia, commie.
 
2012-12-31 11:14:38 AM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Last year in my old neighborhood I stopped counting at around 40 gunshots. I was kidding earlier, my gun will not be brought out tonight. It may be legal where I live, but still a very very stupid thing to do. No good berms or anything to stop a bunch of pellets in my yard.


Safety is far more important than the law.  I haven't fired my 12 gauge off in a few years, not because it's illegal or unsafe, just because it gets rather old, and there are plenty enough others doing it.  Seriously, it's going to sound like world war 2 here at midnight.  Also, they set every fire whistle in the county off.  Dogs hate this time of year very much.
 
2012-12-31 11:14:51 AM

Mr. Right: Celebratory shooting into the air is about as stupid a form of entertainment as exists. It does, however, raise a question in my mind that, hopefully, some Fark Physicist can answer.

If you fire a gun into the air, it leaves at muzzle velocity, whatever that is for your particular firearm. When it returns to earth, it probably achieves what I have heard referred to as terminal velocity. Force being a function of mass and speed, does a bullet returning to earth have as much destructive power as one fired at a target?


A bullet returning to earth will not have the same destructive force as a bullet that has just left the gun because air resistance acts in opposition to the bullet's velocity vector and is a nonconservative force. Meaning air saps kinetic energy from the bullet over time. It will not add kinetic energy to the bullet.

But a bullet returning to earth can still cause a lot of damage.

Also momentum is a function of mass and velocity.
 
2012-12-31 11:15:41 AM

Mr. Right: Celebratory shooting into the air is about as stupid a form of entertainment as exists. It does, however, raise a question in my mind that, hopefully, some Fark Physicist can answer.

If you fire a gun into the air, it leaves at muzzle velocity, whatever that is for your particular firearm. When it returns to earth, it probably achieves what I have heard referred to as terminal velocity. Force being a function of mass and speed, does a bullet returning to earth have as much destructive power as one fired at a target?


terminal velocity is lower for bullets than muzzle velocity. Still could injure though. However, horizontal velocity isn't as affected by gravity. So if shot at an angle, it'll still easily kill.
 
2012-12-31 11:16:16 AM
What if King George decides to re-invade by air. Did you jeanyuses think of that???
 
2012-12-31 11:16:22 AM

Mr. Right: If you fire a gun into the air, it leaves at muzzle velocity, whatever that is for your particular firearm. When it returns to earth, it probably achieves what I have heard referred to as terminal velocity. Force being a function of mass and speed, does a bullet returning to earth have as much destructive power as one fired at a target?


Depends on the caliber to some extent but no. The trip up is determined by initial velocity (really fast) counteracted by air resistance and deceleration due to gravity. The trip down is determined by the acceleration due to gravity counteracted by the air resistance. 'Terminal velocity' is when the effect of acceleration is equal to the effect of the increase in air resistance.
 
2012-12-31 11:16:34 AM
Yeah, the attempted prevention of all accidents is totally worth our freedoms. What I really want to see is a new Federal Helmet Law. Everyone must wear helmets, all the time.
 
2012-12-31 11:17:02 AM
Her son, Diego, was hit by a stray bullet in front of their family's home in Tampa last year.

Apparently some gun owners have a problem with targeting "up".
 
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