another STUPID alert

another STUPID alert

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    another STUPID alert

    Enough of the stupid people already! Can't we send them away to an island somewhere and let them all kill each other?

    Bullets fly in Fremont, hit buildings
    Bullets fly in Fremont, hit buildings
    Farmer claims he was shooting at birds

    Updated: Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011, 11:21 PM EDT
    Published : Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011, 10:55 PM EDT
    Some pesky black birds appear to be blame for why Root allegedly unloaded about 50 rounds into the skies over his land. But what goes up, must come down.

    About 15 of those bullets rained down on two nearby buildings that send employees ducking for cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    Enough of the stupid people already! Can't we send them away to an island somewhere and let them all kill each other?
    Didn't mythbusters do an episode where they proved that the terminal velocity of a falling bullet is not enough momentum to hurt anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by adric22 View Post
    Didn't mythbusters do an episode where they proved that the terminal velocity of a falling bullet is not enough momentum to hurt anyone?
    1000 ways to dies says it is possible.
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    The lethality of a projectile fired into the air depends significantly on the angle of the trajectory.

    This guy in addition to being stupid was not s superb shot, or else the slugs would not have reached the buildings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adric22 View Post
    Didn't mythbusters do an episode where they proved that the terminal velocity of a falling bullet is not enough momentum to hurt anyone?
    I must have missed that one. I did see the one about terminal velocity of a coin dropped off the Empire State Building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justified View Post
    1000 ways to dies says it is possible.

    Justified, You seriously watch that? Seriously?
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    Quote Originally Posted by adric22 View Post
    Didn't mythbusters do an episode where they proved that the terminal velocity of a falling bullet is not enough momentum to hurt anyone?
    Only a bullets fired straight up. Bullets fired at an angle can be deadly
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    Quote Originally Posted by adric22 View Post
    Didn't mythbusters do an episode where they proved that the terminal velocity of a falling bullet is not enough momentum to hurt anyone?
    Tell that too a little girl out here that got killed that way.
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    Gilford Root, the brady campaign thanks you for your generous contribution. Now get yourself a freaking .410 shotgun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbiesdad View Post
    Only a bullets fired straight up. Bullets fired at an angle can be deadly
    This...

    If the bullet in flight can maintain a ballistic arc it will carry enough force to be lethal.
    There is something about firing 4,200 thirty millimeter rounds/min that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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