I now hate the 4th and new years...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by cbzdel, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. cbzdel

    cbzdel
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    well partially that is.. the problem is simple.. the fireworks!! i dont care about them in a safety stand point or the noise does not even bother me but the sound it makes bothers me. All night long for the past week I have been hearing bang pow snap crackle pop exc... Tonight it was going on for a couple minutes straight and all of a sudden one goes off and I am think that sounded like a gun shot, any other night I would be getting dressed and ready to rock and roll but I just fall back asleep. Within 5 minutes my dog wakes me up for a bathroom break, and as I walk out side I notice moment near the street, I can make out that its an LEO so I walk over and ask whats up.. He asks if I have noticed anything not normal.. I say nothing other than fireworks, he says nothing to worry about. I say was a gun shot reported? He says why do you know something. I just say I dont know anything other than about 10 minutes ago in the middle of some fireworks I hear a noise that sounded more like a hand gun rather than a firework. He asks, how do you know what a handgun sounds like. I tell him I am firearm owner. He then tells me there were several reports of a shot fired but no evidence has been found, for all he knew someone was just driving down the street and shot up into the air.. So now i will be on edge as now I think the fireworks are just a disguise for a shots fired.
     
  2. Trlsmn

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    I loves me some fireworks! Lucky for me I know a guy! ;)

    http://www.greatgrizzly.net/

    I'm thinking about rolling out a 16,000 round firecracker roll this year, that's 16 minutes non stop. I did a couple 4000 rounders last year.

    My neighborhood is more active than a war zone on the 4th!
     
  3. smithmax

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    I wish my area would get rid of private fireworks. There are plenty of displays you can go see for free.
     
  4. Martini_Up

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    ho lee sheet!! a bashing fireworks thread!!!! I guess we should just sit in front of the tv and clap on account that its our country's birthday.... golf clap of course. don't want to wake the dog. :thumbup:
     
  5. Dyjital

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    I find the biggest fireworks that I can modify and make the biggest bang.....

    Had some close calls in the past.
     
  6. GRUNDEL

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    This will be my first 4th in almost 18 years that I have not had to run around putting out fires and cleaning up the drunk carnage on the highways. This year I am looking forward to drinking some beer and blowing some S**t up :D Yes, I wanna be that guy :laugh:
     
  7. MrNiceGuy

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    I still have a pretty good fireworks collection...
    I just cant take the liability anymore. I've watched too many flame balls falling behind my neighbors house. I'm tired of chasing them with a fire extinguisher.

    I've been giving away my good fireworks with the promise that they wont be set off around my families houses or my own.
     
  8. The B

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    gunshots on the 4th and 1st are just a fact of life... i'm surprised you're not aware of that. most departments assign a detail on both dates to do nothing other than respond to shots-fired calls.
     
  9. MrNiceGuy

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    It's a good thing nobody has ever tried that in front of me.
    I'd be on the phone reporting his/her name, address, and the make/model of the gun.

    The only place i've seen a gun fired into the air to celebrate anything is in the movies or on TV.
     
  10. drew

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    I think most of the Portland metro area resembles a war zone on the 4th. I always marvel at seeing how many neighborhoods were setting off large amounts of fireworks.
     
  11. drew

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    I think I saw an article in the Houston Chronicle asking people to cut back on celebratory gunfire a few years back. Don't remember which holiday though.
     
  12. Russianfist

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    Lost my taste for doing fireworks about 10 years ago after almost burning down the north jetty in Florance. Year after that the dog had a stroke during a 4th of July freakout. I even got rid of my 4" mortor. Wish I had kept that thing :(

    We still do them but not on the scale we had done them before.
     
  13. pokerace

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    I dislike the bottle rockets have found to many on my roof.
    Just to much chance of a fire.
     
  14. cbzdel

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    i expected a different response for a thread about gun shots fired in my neighborhood. :confused:

    anyways I am not a 4th & 1st basher, I just now dislike the boom, boom, boom and the middle boom was actually a gun shot.
     
  15. Redcap

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    Well, part of your problem is living in Fife and it's proximity to the hellhole known as Tacoma...
     
  16. cbzdel

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    actually i live in tacoma, I have never updated it haha..
     
  17. sprice37

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    oxy, acetelyne, and latex!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not that I have any involvement in that but oregon sucks in the fireworks we are allowed by law, thank you liberals:huh:

    Although two ears ago on newyears some ahole now ex neighbor decided to get hi high point 9 confiscated. Emptied the whole magazine in the ground next door. I was not happy with my 2 year old sleping upstairs. Fastest response I have ever seen from albanys finest.
     
  18. Trlsmn

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    I have to say you'd never know that there are any fireworks outlawed with the stuff I see everywhere in Portland on the 4th.
     
  19. Martini_Up

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    If not for the booms, how would someone celebrate the birth of their nation? sleep in? eat a shriveled black hotdog? :bluelaugh:
     
  20. speelyei

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    I'll definitely load the Hawken up with a paper wad and a reduced charge and let 'er boom on the 4th.
     

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