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Re: Why do people shoot guns in the air on new years Eve? [Re: Holzer] #13831482 01/04/21 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Holzer
These kind of people are the ones that have the "not my problem" kind of mentality.
Bullet comes down and strikes someone "not my problem". I total your car and I don't have insurance "not my problem". Throw trash on the ground at the park "not my problem".
I can't stand these kind of people mad


Sounds like a hold my beer and watch this version of lawn darts

Re: Why do people shoot guns in the air on new years Eve? [Re: Jamoke] #13831483 01/04/21 03:48 PM
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couple years ago , i was using a hose to wash down under my boat --- it's outside on cement slab --- under the boat was a 45 slug , with a big dent it it . It apparently landed on my driveway and bounced under the boat . Super glad it didn't hit my house or my boat and put a hole in one of them .

Re: Why do people shoot guns in the air on new years Eve? [Re: Jamoke] #13831484 01/04/21 03:48 PM
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Waste of good ammo.

Re: Why do people shoot guns in the air on new years Eve? [Re: Jamoke] #13831488 01/04/21 03:51 PM
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It's very stupid to shoot in the air like that.


Consider a bullet shot straight into the air at 90 degrees, what is the return velocity and energy for a common 45 slug?

Re: Why do people shoot guns in the air on new years Eve? [Re: Jamoke] #13831491 01/04/21 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Jamoke
The bullet was shot more horizontally if it came from 1/4 mile away.

This. A bullet fired straight up or somewhat straight up wouldn’t have the energy to penetrate a roof.

Re: Why do people shoot guns in the air on new years Eve? [Re: Jamoke] #13831497 01/04/21 03:57 PM
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Stupidity or ignorance. Most likely the former.

Re: Why do people shoot guns in the air on new years Eve? [Re: Huckleberry] #13831502 01/04/21 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Huckleberry
Friends and I when we were kids, for fun, would shoot an arrow straight up in the air with a compound bow and then run for cover. When it came back to earth, 3/4's of the arrow would be stuck into the ground. We only did this a few times before we agreed it was not a good idea to play this game.


One of our neighbors had a big lean-to off a metal building. I accidently stuck one through it, it was there for several years before he noticed, I think I might've even been out of high school when my dad asked me about it. Said hey when did you shoot that arrow into Boo-Boo's shop? Uhhh like in 5th grade.

It was so obvious, you could see it from the street, and it still had a little angle when it stuck, pointed right into our backyard.



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Re: Why do people shoot guns in the air on new years Eve? [Re: Jamoke] #13831508 01/04/21 04:04 PM
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They so it to make noise.

Re: Why do people shoot guns in the air on new years Eve? [Re: Bob Davis] #13831576 01/04/21 04:39 PM
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It’s beyond dumb but I’ve seen many a bullet stuck in rooftops.



Probably .243 or .380, amirite?

All the ones I’ve seen were pistol bullets. 9mm most commonly but 45 and .380 as well. Haven’t seen rifle bullet. All have also been in Ft Worth and not rural areas where I live.


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Re: Why do people shoot guns in the air on new years Eve? [Re: Gitter Done] #13831592 01/04/21 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Gitter Done
Because they are STUPID! nuts


This ^, common sense just isn't common. With the price of ammo myswell just start throwing dollar bills in the air, at least that way you won't hurt anyone with your stupidity.


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Re: Why do people shoot guns in the air on new years Eve? [Re: Team Skeeterless] #13831598 01/04/21 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Team Skeeterless
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It’s beyond dumb but I’ve seen many a bullet stuck in rooftops.



Probably .243 or .380, amirite?

All the ones I’ve seen were pistol bullets. 9mm most commonly but 45 and .380 as well. Haven’t seen rifle bullet. All have also been in Ft Worth and not rural areas where I live.


Come to Wichita! When I was in college we had a house in a neighborhood that was in a gang injunction area. One of my neighbors had a hole in their back yard where any celebration they'd get whatever semi auto rifles he'd bought off whoever and they'd usually, shoot'em into the hole, but they were big like 7.56, or 8mm... He was a trash truck driver, always finding interesting things and was always trying to sell me stuff. Only bought one gun off him, wish I'd gotten more now....



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Re: Why do people shoot guns in the air on new years Eve? [Re: RATZ] #13831633 01/04/21 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by RATZ
people are stupid. They forget or don't care that the bullet has to come down somewhere.

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Re: Why do people shoot guns in the air on new years Eve? [Re: Team Skeeterless] #13831637 01/04/21 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Team Skeeterless
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It’s beyond dumb but I’ve seen many a bullet stuck in rooftops.



Probably .243 or .380, amirite?

All the ones I’ve seen were pistol bullets. 9mm most commonly but 45 and .380 as well. Haven’t seen rifle bullet. All have also been in Ft Worth and not rural areas where I live.


Interesting. Thanks.


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Re: Why do people shoot guns in the air on new years Eve? [Re: SheldonS] #13831677 01/04/21 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by SheldonS
It's very stupid to shoot in the air like that.


Consider a bullet shot straight into the air at 90 degrees, what is the return velocity and energy for a common 45 slug?



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Re: Why do people shoot guns in the air on new years Eve? [Re: Jamoke] #13831682 01/04/21 05:44 PM
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We had something similar to this on Saturday evening....luckily it wasn't a round that came into the house.

The firing started at 11:50 PM went until 12:15 AM. Shotgun blasts every few minutes or so and our house / property being sprayed with the BB's. Luckily they were not penetrating the house, guest house, or garage. We had to call the police out as it went on way too long and it was hitting our driveway and vehicles as well.

After the police arrived, the shooting stopped, which I was hoping we could've caught them. This is the first time this has happened either.

I know it's a shotgun and less lethal than an actual round, but its the principal of gun safety and us having a newborn grandson that got me fired up.

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