We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Every year in midsummer, Bird Dog invites all the Maggie's Farm contributors to gather under the shade of the old hanging tree for the company picnic. It's a veritable kaleidoscope of camaraderie, and Mrs. Bird Dog always has a big supply of road kill jerky and ouzo for everybody. Please note the prevalence of what we like to call Maggie's Farm Gun Safety. The Wikipedia entry for Maggie's Farm gun safety rhapsodizes:
Bird Dog always opens the ceremonies with a rousing "Let me hear your balalaikas (and your AKs) ringing out, come and use your guns free form!" This year, I'm bringing a bazooka, or a bouzouki, or both.
Looking forward to the solstice, Bird Dog. Until then, I'll keep the home sterno burning.
Yes - but there is considerable debate about how much damage a spent bullet will do.
It's not that complicated mathematically, altitude and muzzle velocity, apex of the bullet (which isn't that high believe it or not) before it drops, etc.
Mythbusters did an episode on this and it is the only Mythbusters episode in which the "myth" was Busted/Plausible/Confirmed all at the same time.
The reason is this. When firing vertically, or near vertical, the bullet will loose its velocity quickly and when it begins to fall, will tumble losing spin thus the terminal velocity will be non-lethal. However, if the bullet is fired at an angle other than vertical/near vertical, the bullet maintains its spin and falls at a higher terminal velocity becoming potentially lethal.
The later makes sense from a ballistic standpoint. There have been reports of falling bullets causing significant damage, but it isn't necessarily proven.
That may be harder than you'd think to understand, EarlW. Firing guns in the air is one of the favorite pastimes of those who dwell in the Middle East. Happy? Sad? Whatever. Our come the long guns, the side arms -- any firearm will do to express euphoria. Or Sadness. Or anger.
This is one of the many reasons I have never wanted to travel to the Middle East ...
I didn't see any females at all in that clip. Was that because they were hiding somewhere in an underground bunker until these morons ran out of ammo?
Was this the Kosovo chapter of the He Man's Woman Hater's club? I don't speak Slavic, but I suspect they were singing "Used to Love Her, but I had to Kill Her." (Guns and Roses)
I kept thinking that one of those guys over to the side was going to shoot his neighbor's head off. They were firing less than a foot from each other's heads and didn't seem to be paying any attention to their aim.
Then I was wondering how much money all that ammo would cost.
My frends aand i like to bump fire are pistels to cause ammo is cheep/ yor party looks like a reel sasage fest. We always bring alond one womon, usauly Earls sister. Shes not to good loking, but after enuf beers shes perty. some of the boys like to joke she needs a leesh but aftur enuf beers they end up holdin her hand and criing alot. Last yeer she shot my dog. Sad it was an acidnet but earl says she didn like the compotision. I liked yur party. inviteme nex yeer and ill bring earls sister an alot of beer.