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
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
GreenSun: If you're gonna fire your gun, please do it in a shooting range, or at least do it while hunting an animal (or a criminal)
WhippingBoy: To the civilized world, the American obsession with guns borders on sexual fetishization. From an outsider's perspective, it appears similar to the individual who covets women's shoes (and cannot obtain sexual release unless masturbating to said shoes). Hence, the connection to unconventional sexual practices when describing the relationship between (American) gun owners and their hobby.Q.E.D.
clowncar on fire: Anti-gun Warcraft fans a whole new breed of stupid. Why is it the gun opposition crowd likes to toss in sexual inuendo whenever they describe relationship between gun owners and their hobby?
WhippingBoy: clowncar on fire: 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.Go back to your World of Warcraft- the adults are trying to maintain an intelligent conversation here.Do you get a thrill from the danger associated with sodomizing a loaded 14 gauge shotgun? It must be quite a rush knowing that it could go off at any moment and blow off your "man" parts.
gunsmack: Celebratory gunfire? Is that even a thing in this country?/ oh, Florida
natazha: 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.Yes, it takes a special kind of stupid, but in my experience (California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Illinois, New Jersey) it's much more common in Hispanic neighborhoods.If a bullet goes straight up, it comes down relatively slowly, but even a slight angle off vertical and it doesn't.
You Must Construct Additional Pylons.: 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.
Mr. Right: 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?
Diogenes: 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".
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.
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.
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.
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