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Posted: 7/9/2002 5:43:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/9/2002 6:50:59 PM EDT
"Police are working with the prosecutor's office to find out if they can file any charges for possessing a homemade cannon. No arrests have been made in the case of the cannon." IOW, there's nothing illegal about it, but we felt our manhood threatened by it's large size so we're trying to make up something to charge the guy with.
Link Posted: 7/9/2002 7:28:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/9/2002 7:30:29 PM EDT
Good God! What's all the fuss about? I have a buddy who made a beautiful replica of a Napolean cannon. Wooden spoked wheels. Oak carriage and the barrel is made out of a 5 ft. section of 75mm gun from a Sherman Tank. He shoots propane bottles filled with plaster out of it. Not illegal because it's basically a large muzzle loading rifle. However I remember hearing somewhere that cannons (even muzzle loaders) with rifled barrels are classified as destructive devices. I don't know that for a fact, just something i remember hearing.
Link Posted: 7/9/2002 7:39:48 PM EDT
For the love of God, man, they're using 14th century technology! The horror!
Link Posted: 7/9/2002 7:50:51 PM EDT
Can you have a collapsible stock, flash hider, and bayonet lug on your cannon? They should be banned to stop all the drive by "cannonings".
Link Posted: 7/9/2002 9:39:25 PM EDT
That's re-gawddamn-diculous. Anyone who has done civil war reenactment with artillery groups has played with bigger ones. Heck, you can MAIL ORDER civil war era cannon tubes. Does the proscecuter fear drive by artillery barrages? -legrue
Link Posted: 7/9/2002 9:48:29 PM EDT
They must be board in Detroit if they are going afer this...... They probably can't catch and charge real criminals.
Link Posted: 7/9/2002 9:50:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fizassist: For the love of God, man, they're using 14th century technology! The horror!
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Not that I'm agaist this in anyway, but humans haven't changed that much physically in all these years. If it killed then, it will kill now. The Guys got some gall!
Link Posted: 7/9/2002 9:54:31 PM EDT
Hmmm sounds like a sketchy character who had a cannon. If it wasn't used to kill people what is the problem? I don't like people prosecuting for ills that never occurred. In my opinion more energy should be put into prosecuting people who drive wrecklessy or while intoxicated. Automobiles may be the most efficient killing machine known.
Link Posted: 7/9/2002 9:55:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By legrue: Does the proscecuter fear drive by artillery barrages? -legrue
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Don't laugh. That's probably exactly what they're worried about. Imagine what a terrorist could do by hurling a projectile loaded with anthrax, uranium, poison gas, etc. through the wall of the airport, statehouse, sports complex, etc.
Link Posted: 7/9/2002 11:14:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SWS:
Originally Posted By legrue: Does the proscecuter fear drive by artillery barrages? -legrue
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Don't laugh. That's probably exactly what they're worried about. Imagine what a terrorist could do by hurling a projectile loaded with anthrax, uranium, poison gas, etc. through the wall of the airport, statehouse, sports complex, etc.
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Just stop and think about that and you'll come to the conclusion that it's highly unlikely. Home made artillery is much more likely to damage the user than anything else. -legrue
Link Posted: 7/9/2002 11:26:24 PM EDT
It's all fun and games, until someone puts it on their boat. Then there will be a spike in pirate attacks. That is NOT a laughing matter. [:D]
Link Posted: 7/9/2002 11:45:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery: It's all fun and games, until someone puts it on their boat. Then there will be a spike in pirate attacks. That is NOT a laughing matter. [:D]
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pirate attacks would help the economy, imagine all the cool stuff the guy would but on ebay !! for sale : One jetski.. perfect condition.. < well it does have a minor HOLE thru it> [:d]
Link Posted: 7/9/2002 11:48:14 PM EDT
THis is hilarious. Just to clarify things this ISN'T a potato cannon, is it? I mean, I was shooting mine on the 4th. In fact it is silenced so well that the drunks couldn't hear it. Do I have to have a special license for a home made potato cannon suppressor? [rocket]
Link Posted: 7/9/2002 11:56:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By legrue: That's re-gawddamn-diculous. Anyone who has done civil war reenactment with artillery groups has played with bigger ones. Heck, you can MAIL ORDER civil war era cannon tubes. -legrue
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I was thinking the same thing. I had a friend who used to build his own cannons and mortars that shot little V-8 cans [filled with cement]. Those civil war reenactments were a blast [excuse the pun].
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 3:07:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Alchemist311: THis is hilarious. Just to clarify things this ISN'T a potato cannon, is it? I mean, I was shooting mine on the 4th. In fact it is silenced so well that the drunks couldn't hear it. Do I have to have a special license for a home made potato cannon suppressor? [rocket]
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I've been told by some friends who have potato cannons that they're illegal in the State of Texas. Story I was told is some politicians smart-assed kid pissed-off somebody with a potato cannon while said poli-puke kid was in a boat. Cannon guys proseeded to mortar him. Kid runs to poli-puke daddy who got a ban on potato cannons. Any confirmation on that??
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 10:26:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Arock: I've been told by some friends who have potato cannons that they're illegal in the State of Texas.
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As your lawyer, I advise you to switch to yams.
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 10:30:16 AM EDT
Arock, Remember those little turtles we used to have as kids? Quarter sized? Haven't seen them in years right? Know why? A politicians idiot kid got salmonella by sucking on his pet turtle like a blowpop. When the kid got sick the father freaked and passed legislation to outlaw turtles small enough to fit in a childs mouth. Salmonella is on every fresh water creature in nature. Very common. It was the fathers fault in not watching his kid. Now we all pay for it.
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 10:39:38 AM EDT
I want a mortor! Serious....were do I find tubing. I was told aircraft hydrolic tube is good, but I have no idea how to get it. medcop
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 10:42:52 AM EDT
THINK OF THE CHILDREN! What if some child found that cannon? What if that child killed or maimed someone by playing with that cannon. You gun nuts are all alike. You only care about YOUR toys and not the safety of the CHILDREN. If I had my way every cannon would have to be registered and the owners would have to attend a safety course administered by the local police department. Maybe Dixie Gun Works should sell international orange child safety flash hole locks. P.S. This is just a bit of sarcasm.
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 12:18:42 PM EDT
Cannons we don't need no stinking cannons. Quietly rolls his into the garage.[:D]
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 12:26:58 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/10/2002 4:36:10 PM EDT
I never though cannons were illegal. Every now and then there's an article in guns & ammo, etc. about building a homemade cannon.
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 4:41:21 PM EDT
As long as there is no breech he is AOK.
Hoplophile: IOW, there's nothing illegal about it, but we felt our manhood threatened by it's large size so we're trying to make up something to charge the guy with.
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Amen!
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