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(Detroit Free Press)   Detroit officials urge no gun firing on New Years. Other 364 days still ok   ( divider line
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2001-12-28 1:11:59 PM  
That sounds about right
2001-12-28 1:13:37 PM  
This stinks. I guess I will have to cancel my New Year's Eve reservations at White Castle. I already rented my tux though. and AK-47.....
2001-12-28 1:20:22 PM  
Shoot, I had a fun-filled night of wilding planned and everything.
2001-12-28 1:22:39 PM  
They should make it illegal, or something. That sounds dangerous.
2001-12-28 1:31:04 PM  
Wow, who lives in Detroit? And more importantly, why?
2001-12-28 1:39:35 PM  
I live in Detroit. Why not?
2001-12-28 1:40:44 PM  
and it about sounded like Kabul around last new years.
2001-12-28 1:49:03 PM  
Damophon Are you sure it sounded like Kabul? Or were you 100 miles away, Geraldo.
2001-12-28 2:01:15 PM  
"If I see him, I'll shoot him myself!" or was the O'Reilly... ;)
2001-12-28 2:03:14 PM  
Phew. That had me worried that they may try to ban it for the other 364 days. What a relief.
2001-12-28 2:19:26 PM  
fark bells, fark guns. Get a 500 mL water bottle (I guess that's about a pint), plastic with the screw-on lid. Then you fill it about 3/4 up. Then you take dry ice, in pellet form. Add about 3 or 4 pellets to the water. Cap it up tightly and throw it. In a few seconds you'll have one hell of a bang and it's probably not even very dangerous, unless you're standing right near it and a piece of the cap goes in your eye.
2001-12-28 2:19:55 PM  
Hopefully some Redwings will get some pieces of lead in de head.
2001-12-28 2:32:31 PM  
Like the PSA on TV in New Orleans said: "Falling bullets kill"
2001-12-28 2:53:36 PM  
thanks for the NSFW post, jackerboy!!!
2001-12-28 2:58:06 PM  
Hopefully some Redwings will get some pieces of lead in de head.

That would be the Blackhawks' only chance of winning the division.
2001-12-28 3:07:59 PM  
Ummm, actually it's pretty damn dangerous Flibber. The explosion can shred the plastic. When I was on a weekend camping/canoe trip, someone brought some empty 20 oz coke bottles and dry ice, essentially loaded them with a few pebbles to sink them and used them as depth charges. Unfortunately one wouldn't blow and it was approaching some families in the water (water was clear). Just as he got to it, kaboom. Came back out of the water w/ white face and huge gash on his arm. Luckily we'd been drinking all day, so that helped ease the pain. And the first aid kits came in handy.
2001-12-28 3:10:07 PM  
Flibert Also try hydrochloric acid and aluminum. It makes a big hydrogen cloud and probably isn't too safe. Leaves stains on concrete too...
2001-12-28 3:27:59 PM  
*sigh* I long for the good old days when new year's meant date rape and driving your car through a display window of a department store. What's wrong with kids these days?
2001-12-28 4:15:17 PM  
People should celebrate new years like we celebrate chinese new years, give money to unmarried relatives and blow up firecrackers.
2001-12-28 4:30:36 PM  
I used to live in Detroit. The slogan there was "Welcome to Detroit. Where the weak are killed and eaten." 8^)
2001-12-28 5:01:51 PM  
I have a 410 shotgun derringer, aimed straight up with #6 shot loaded, it is pretty harmless (unless you are a very unlucky bird).

Still, they keep saying they will arrest anyone fireing a gun where I live, so I suppose I will go for m80s on a helium balloon with a cigarette for a fuse.

(a benson and hedges takes about 8 minutes to burn to the filter.)
2001-12-28 5:16:34 PM  
I wish a bullet would hit stevey yzerman and finish him for the season.
2001-12-28 5:27:04 PM  
I USED to live in Detroit (actually the burbs) but then I married an Ohioan.

They whine about this every farking year, about shooting off guns. And if they get fewer than 100 fires on Devil's Night they're doing great!
2001-12-28 5:45:34 PM  
I wish a bullet would hit stevey yzerman and finish him for the season.

The Blues would still lose in the first round of the playoffs as they do every year. Stevie Y is class personified. GO WINGS!
2001-12-28 7:26:25 PM  
NSFW: This is definitely NOT safe to view at work.--
here is a great place to put it if they won't let you use "your gun" in Detroit.
2001-12-28 7:51:16 PM  

"This headline is misleading! The headline makes you think that Detroit condones shooting 364 days out of the year! But if you read the story! The story doesn't even say that!!!"

2001-12-28 8:14:45 PM  
Only way wings would win it all is if you brought on the geritol. There's no way you guys will make it to April without getting through the olympic break, playing back to back nights.
2001-12-28 8:41:02 PM  
Hockey, why do all you Yanks talk about Hockey. Rugby now there is a mans' sport. It ain't some ripoff of figure skating. Those blokes got no padding and they don't waste time by throwing off gloves. Sorry about the rant but from now till sometime late winter I'm gonna have to listen about who's "team" is the best. But I got to admit a good puck shot into the crowd is funny.
wil [TotalFark]
2001-12-28 8:41:03 PM  
Okay, so the kids can't fire their guns.

Where's the city of Detroit coming down these days on the whole burning half the city down?

I mean, you gotta give the kids something to do, or they'll end up on that evil Internet!
2001-12-28 9:27:06 PM  
My ex-husband used to have a few poilice friends. He says that one of the guys told him that at 11:45 they park their cars under overpasses and stay there until 12:15. The sad this is that I believe it.
2001-12-28 10:02:27 PM  
Wouldn't do any good here in Texas..(underpass)

True Story:

11:00 pm just before New years 2001, I was driving down the Freeway about 70mph and something suddenly hit the top of my pick-up. I wasn't sure what the hell it was at the time, but it scared the hell out of me. The next day after all the partying n stuff, I looked at the top of my truck and sure enough, a bullet hole dead center of the top of my truck! The bullet did not go all the way thru though, thank goodness.

I'm just lucky that way I guess?
2001-12-29 1:28:06 AM  
"This is my weapon.
This is may gun.
This is for fighting.
This is for fun."

What their banning sex on New Years Eve.
2001-12-29 1:31:17 AM  
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