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Who's to say the guy didn't have blanks loaded?
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Isn't "discharge of a firearm" loaded with blanks breaking the same law as "discharge of a firearm" loaded with birdshot?
There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.
the least they could have done was fire tracers.
Hey guys, lighten up it was the fourth of July! You are supposed to make noise and celebrate. When I was a kid, we shot off fire crackers and fire works for a week. Since I have grown up I have loaded up my black powder guns and shot them off. Minus the lead. Just double patch them.
I agree shooting real live ammo in the air in town stupid.
If you were alien-hunting on the moon (with virtually no atmosphere) and fired vertically, the projectile would reach the surface with the same speed with which it was launched. (Unless it was launched with a speed greater than escape velocity.)
On earth, the same projectile falls back from maximum height with increasing speed until it reaches terminal velocity, at which point the drag force from air resistance exactly equals the accelerating force due to gravity.
I wouldn't want to be under either bullet.
I was camping with a few friends recently. We were drinking a little and my guns were inside my tent at the time because of that. I tried to be as responsible as I can when it comes to firearms, as cheesy as that may sound. Well I noticed my one friend go into his tent to get something and didn't think anything of it. Well he got his 454 Kazul and blasted a shot into the air behind us scaring the living hell out of us all. I also noticed that I jumped up and grabbed for what I thought was still there, my gun...muscle memory I guess. Then I just reamed him for doing something so stupid and haven't been camping with him since. He finally realized why I haven't invited him to go camping and I was honest with him. I don't want to be around something that had firearms but don't handle them responsibly. That just how things can go bad.
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But that air-resistance and drag and such that you flippantly discount is good for quite a bit of slowing, you know. I don't have numbers, but that bullet's gonna fall to earth a LOT slower than it left the muzzle of the gun.
That doesn't mean I wanna be under it, but let's not overstate things.
As far as fireworks, me and my GF were sitting in the garage smoking a cigarette and playing "What's that sound". Every sound we were determining which was fireworks and which was handguns.
I won, it was a revolver. J/k.