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Got a rather disturbing call at work from my Wife today. Apparently one of our neighbours is "experimenting" with explosive devices again! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif

She was sitting at the PC, when she heard a very loud explosion outside. When she looked out of the window, this is what she saw..!!!





/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_mad.gifLOOK HOW CLOSE HE WAS TO HER CAR!!!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_mad.gif

He was detonating the "device", approx 3ft long tube shaped homemade "bazooka", and firing tennis balls, handmade wooden spike darts, and fist sized ROCKS in to the air. Nothing hit the car, or anyone else as far as we know, but my wife was understandably upset! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif
 

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It looks like a "Potato Gun". People release propane into the back end and ignite it with a lighter that is embeded with in the tube. It makes a loud noise and can fire potatos about 1/4 mile. Really.
 

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THAT GUN IS TOO SMALL HE NEEDS ATLEAST A 5 FOOT PEICE OF PVC ON THE END TO GET MAX BURN WHAT AN DUMMY. HEHE WHEN THEY EXPLODE THAY MAKE A NEAT SOUND TO GO ALONG W THE SCREAMING AND YELLING OF THE BRAIN CHILD WHO IS SHOOTING IT.
 

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LOL! You guys crack me up!!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

Seriously, I don't have a problem if somebody wants to shoot potatoes, rocks, bullets or anything else, as long as they're not putting anyone else in danger!

I used to build solid fuel model rockets which were a blast (*groan* I had to do it!), but they weren't set off in the middle of the street!
 

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what a moron!!!!

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Is it legal? Technically yes, same as if he was hitting those tennis balls with a tennis racket or throwing the rocks (they have been judged not to be firearms). It is only illegal when he causes property damage, or I suppose if your community has regulations about noise before or after specific hours and he breaks them.

My suggestion, walk over, talk to him and suggest that he finds a park or another open space to mess with the thing (I'm assuming that he was firing up the street and the rest of the street was like that). Who knows, you may end up heading out there with him to see what the thing will do.

The rest of you, GROW UP. You're telling me that you've never done something to see if it would work, cause you're curious or just becuase it is entertaining?

Mark (who's done some things stupider then that in the interest of 'what would happen,' but I don't believe that I've ever endangered others)
 

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Grow up? Someone may not get to grow up due to this asshole. If a rock were to come down on your childs head you'd feel differently.

I think you should re-evaluate your life...and others..

JC
 

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Okay, perspective time!
You can't fire a rock out of a pototo gun, it wont form the proper seal in the barrel. (But I like the dart idea)
The original concern seemed more about the proximity to her car then general public safety
About a zillion more kids have been killed by nit-wits in muscle cars than nit -wits with potato guns
so how 'bout we move on
 
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