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(Patch)   This year's first person hit by random celebratory bullets falling from the sky is from: c) Los Angeles   (highlandpark-ca.patch.com) divider line 13
    More: Scary, New Years, celebration, celebratory gunfire  
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2014-01-01 09:08:25 PM  
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ChadM89: This is why, if you just can't help yourself from shooting a gun in the air, you should make it a shotgun.


LoadEd with birdshot, it feels like sleet, buckshot might smart a bit.
2014-01-01 08:42:42 PM  
2 votes:
This is why, if you just can't help yourself from shooting a gun in the air, you should make it a shotgun.
2014-01-01 09:30:24 PM  
1 votes:

bhcompy: [wearethevoicesinyourhead.com image 292x300]

These have been posted all over the county for the past 20+ years


There's your problem, it's in English.
2014-01-01 08:09:03 PM  
1 votes:
2014-01-01 07:41:06 PM  
1 votes:

dforkus: desertgeek: fusillade762: I thought Mythbusters busted this one?

It wasn't busted. They called it plausible. And really, if they wanted to fully vet the story; they would've tried the fire bullets into the air from a non-perpendicular angle to the ground (5 degrees from vertical, let's say).

Bullets fired straight up loose their fall back at their terminal velocity, enough to hurt like a biatch but not kill. But if you fire just a little bit off the vertical plane, the retain a lot of their ballistic integry, and can be leathal.
When you hear a story about someone getting hit from a mile away by celebratory gunfire, the idiot shooting was obviously not firing straight up.


And actually, I have to make a minor mea culpa because I borrowed the Mythbusters DVD with that episode on it from my library for some holiday free time viewing. I just rewatched that episode because of this thread and they actually said it was confirmed, plausible and busted.

Confirmed because the documented evidence of injury and death from falling bullets, albeit fired at an angle.
Busted because shooting straight up in the air does alter the bullet's motion enough to prevent it from falling normally.
Plausible because it's abnormal to fire a gun straight up in the air and the bullets could injure someone at least.

Either way, if someone sees an idiot firing a gun into the air; they should be allowed to shoot the person right then and there. I fully support removing those idiots from the gene pool.
2014-01-01 07:21:48 PM  
1 votes:

KidneyStone: yes, a butane lighter will explode in a cat due to the sun. Happened to me one summer in Florida.


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Lighter goes WHERE?
2014-01-01 07:07:02 PM  
1 votes:

desertgeek: fusillade762: I thought Mythbusters busted this one?

It wasn't busted. They called it plausible. And really, if they wanted to fully vet the story; they would've tried the fire bullets into the air from a non-perpendicular angle to the ground (5 degrees from vertical, let's say).


Bullets fired straight up loose their fall back at their terminal velocity, enough to hurt like a biatch but not kill. But if you fire just a little bit off the vertical plane, the retain a lot of their ballistic integry, and can be leathal.
When you hear a story about someone getting hit from a mile away by celebratory gunfire, the idiot shooting was obviously not firing straight up.
2014-01-01 07:06:30 PM  
1 votes:

Mouren: fusillade762: I thought Mythbusters busted this one?

They busted killing, not injury, IIRC. Bullets will still injure from a few hundred feet up.


They can bust it all they want but when I was young I read a story in the paper where a guy was working on his roof an was killed by a single round that fell from the sky. He was working on his roof , wife came out to bring him some iced tea, and found him collapsed on the roof. A cop on the scene saw the hole and thought it was something minor so he put a band aid on it.

Mythbusters has "busted" more than a few rumors that are actually true

/yes, a butane lighter will explode in a cat due to the sun. Happened to me one summer in Florida.
2014-01-01 06:51:15 PM  
1 votes:
Last New Year's was Maryland's turn for celebratory gun fire with very bad consequences.
Warning: sad story, and yes you can be killed by falling bullets, at least if you're a ten-year old girl.
2014-01-01 06:46:42 PM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: I thought Mythbusters busted this one?


It wasn't busted. They called it plausible. And really, if they wanted to fully vet the story; they would've tried the fire bullets into the air from a non-perpendicular angle to the ground (5 degrees from vertical, let's say).
2014-01-01 06:37:36 PM  
1 votes:
The Mythbusters one only confirmed that when bullets go nearly straight up, and reach an apex where they then fall nearly straight down do they land without lethal danger. As long as the bullet remains travelling in an arcing trajectory, it maintains much of its forward velocity, and can easily kill someone.
2014-01-01 05:37:15 PM  
1 votes:
I thought Mythbusters busted this one?
2014-01-01 05:10:21 PM  
1 votes:

Notabunny: Bullets falling from the sky is old news. Want to get hit by bullets in a new way? In Stockton, CA. the cops have a knife which shoots bullets.


FTFA: "The earlier knife-wielding incident will not result in an internal investigation because of the "insignificant" nature of the victim's injuries."

"Yeah we shot him, however he wasn't hurt too badly so it was a good shoot."

WTF?
 
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