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Old 01-01-05, 03:00 AM
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People who shoot guns at 12:00 midnight

What's up with these folks? This is a tradition of some sort?
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those are fireworks, well at least in this idiot filled town

are you in Buffalo?
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chances are they are just fire works. Even here in east l.a. they are mostly fireworks.
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It's just people trying to kill these:


before they turn into this:
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Here in South Bay, San Diego its all the rage.
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We get both. I live in a very hunter filled town so guns are quite common. I heard a ton of both last night. Although I did her "something" that sounded like thunder for almost 5 straight minutes. It was weird. Never heard anything like that before but it wasn't thunder.
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I was about to say, you're in San Diego. Go to East LA and they throw knives in the air. It's quite a scene.
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I knew there was something I was missing last night...The lovely sounds of the shotguns and pistols going off at the stroke of 12:00. Sometimes I really do miss the old homestead.
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There was an article in yesterday's paper where the mayor of Newark NJ was urging residents to refrain from celebrating by shooting bullets into the air at 12.

That's fine. They will simply continue to shoot at each other as usual.
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I would
If I lived out in the country and had a safe shooting range set up on my property
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I don't want to get into the whole gun control thing, but people who go out and shoot a gun in the air and are caught should never be allowed to own a gun again. I mean that is about the most stupid thing I can think of. If you don't know enough that if you shoot in the air the bullet has to come back down, then you are not smart enough to own a gun.
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Originally Posted by Sdallnct
I don't want to get into the whole gun control thing, but people who go out and shoot a gun in the air and are caught should never be allowed to own a gun again. I mean that is about the most stupid thing I can think of. If you don't know enough that if you shoot in the air the bullet has to come back down, then you are not smart enough to own a gun.
I'm a solid "shall not be infringed" person, but I agree with this
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i think it started back in the old west....before fireworks came all the rage.........shooting into the vast nothingness was no big deal.......now cities are full of people....this can be bad
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About a half hour from where I live is a small town where my mother grew up.
In this town is a group of enthusiasts who are known as the New Year's eve shooters.
What they do is shoot off old black powder muskets! They have no lead or shot in the muskets...just a shit load of black powder!!! You can hear the booms for miles!!
This group consists of the "old timers" of the town, their sons and grandsons.
Pretty cool to watch but bring ear plugs!!
Take care all!!
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Originally Posted by kantonburg
Although I did her "something" that sounded like thunder for almost 5 straight minutes. It was weird.
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Originally Posted by Sdallnct
I don't want to get into the whole gun control thing, but people who go out and shoot a gun in the air and are caught should never be allowed to own a gun again. I mean that is about the most stupid thing I can think of. If you don't know enough that if you shoot in the air the bullet has to come back down, then you are not smart enough to own a gun.
Well, I guess everyone in Iraq must be stupid. Too stupid to own a gun, anyway. Let's start with those 'tards.
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Originally Posted by DarkestPhoenix
Well, I guess everyone in Iraq must be stupid. Too stupid to own a gun, anyway. Let's start with those 'tards.
Everyone in Iraq shoots guns in the air?
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Originally Posted by DarkestPhoenix
Well, I guess everyone in Iraq must be stupid. Too stupid to own a gun, anyway. Let's start with those 'tards.
What the hell are you trying to say and what does this have to do with gun control?

Personally, I find it pretty irresponsible to shoot a firearm in a populated residential area (i.e. not in the "boonies").

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I heard a story on the (local?) news about an infant that was shot in the leg... The bullet came through the roof.

I have heard that shooting guns in the air on New Year's is mostly confined to the Latino population (in my location, at least,) although that could just be hearsay.
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Originally Posted by mikehunt
I'm a solid "shall not be infringed" person, but I agree with this
im going to go out and rip off a mag of extra loud blanks
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Originally Posted by phantom_azazel
im going to go out and rip off a mag of extra loud blanks
Rather bothersome, but don't really have a problem with it. For unless this noise causes someone to have a heart attack, not going to hurt anyone.
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Originally Posted by phantom_azazel
im going to go out and rip off a mag of extra loud blanks
since blanks don't result in lead hitting people that's probably fine, although I have a feeling it's still illegal in areas where discharging a firearm is illegal, like most city limits

on the subject of blanks, the fact that the M60 has a belt of blanks can be clearly seen in Black Hawk Down in one of the scenes right before the M60 guy goes deaf from the M249. Noticed that the other day when watching the dvd

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