Irresponsible Gun Owners of the Day: Every Single Person in This Video

There are some people who say the American gun culture is out of control, that gun owners are trigger-happy buffoons who don’t care for the safety of others and act with reckless disregard for the safety of others. But compared to these guys, even the worst offenders among us are saints. Apparently this display of firepower is a customary occurrence during weddings in the middle east, and while I do my best to respect the customs and beliefs of other cultures at some point it crosses the line into irresponsible. For example…

When you are firing a machine gun over the heads of hundreds of people and in the general direction of an inhabited town. Physics is real, and what goes up must come down.

Remember, you are responsible for that bullet for its entire flight path until it finally comes to rest. And even then, you might still be responsible for it depending on how the EPA feels. Firing blindly into the sky looks cool, but its not a situation where I would want to be on the receiving end. So don’t put anyone in that situation — always shoot towards a berm or a bad guy.

[h/t Reddit]

comments

  1. avatar Dave in VA says:

    Good luck on lecturing them.

    1. avatar Sammy says:

      These are people of peace. Why would they not listen??

      1. avatar LongBeach says:

        Uhhh… Tinnitus?

        1. avatar FL300BLK says:

          huh? what’d you say? I can’t hear you because I have this constant ringing in my left ear….

      2. avatar AishaWuz6 says:

        Oh a wedding? Was this before or after they brought in the dancing boys?

        1. avatar Jus Bill says:

          Obviously just before the drone showed up.

  2. avatar gbo says:

    I know it’s irresponsible, but it’s pretty freaking cool….

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      That was really cool.
      Aloha snackbar!

      1. avatar Leadbelly says:

        Blasphemy!
        (Really funny blasphemy)

        1. avatar Forrest says:

          Seriously. That was funny.

        2. avatar Frank Masotti says:

          I would like to get all of those in the video some pork ribs, and some bacon to go with it. If you know the “religion” you will understand my comment.

      2. avatar Wood says:

        Oscar Meyer bacon!

      3. avatar Piet Padkos says:

        Damn! That actually took me a whole minute! Beautiful.

      4. avatar former water walker says:

        Can I steal that? Hilarious appellation for the moon god!

      5. avatar ThomasR says:

        I had to look that up. That is pretty funny!

      6. avatar whatever says:

        @Tom

        Don’t tell me you ate *all* of them! 😀

      7. avatar Tokamak says:

        All Salami Lickem.

        I Lickem all Salami.

        Blasphemy? I think not. Sounds funny to me….
        Yours was good too.

  3. avatar Jeff says:

    They still believe it is safer for them to have guns than responsible American Citizens. Just remember, “statistically, you are safer when being violently attacked to just comply than if you had a gun” . . .

    1. avatar Frank Masotti says:

      I hope you are just kidding. Because, if you believe that, then put a tooth under your pillow, and some milk and cookies out on Christmas eve.

      1. avatar Paul53 says:

        Easter Bunny told me there’s no tooth fairy.

      2. avatar sgt frank says:

        Are you serious? Spray and Pray….all those tracers chewing up those barrels.

      3. avatar Jeff says:

        Frank, it’s known as political satire . . . 😛

      4. avatar Indiana Tom says:

        I am still looking for the gold in me Lucky Charms cereal box.

    2. avatar Markarov says:

      Jeff, Jeff, Jeff.
      Please remember that this is the culture that D.C. praises and wants us to cozen up to! We shouldn’t be denigrating another culture simply because we don’t share their beliefs!
      It doesn’t matter what we think because all cultures are equal!…. Right?

      Sarcasm off now.

      1. avatar Jeff says:

        Markarov,

        You have it all wrong. They truly don’t want you to believe that all cultures are equal. American gun culture is inferior. I’m glad we were able to get that straight! 🙂

        I’ll turn my sarcasm off now as well before someone actually takes my comments too seriously!

        On a more serious note, I love your name! I didn’t see the “r” at first. Very subtle!

        1. avatar whatever says:

          Hey, you can’t just blame the Libs for this one. They’re Bush, Cheney and Murdoch’s BFFs. Ride or Die bros for real.

        2. avatar Markarov says:

          Yeah, looked at that way, you are correct; I was thinking of a National/religious culture. Although, I guess that D.C. looks at religious culture about the same as gun culture. To those pickle-heads in the District, any and all cultures are equal as long as it’s not American!

  4. avatar kevin says:

    ugh, so are you gonna pick up that brass or can I have it?

    1. avatar gbo says:

      Steel cased, it’s all yours!

    2. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Oh, no kidding. Lots of .50/.51, and even more cannon of some kind, probably several TONS of brass.

      1. avatar Gunr says:

        They probably send a herd of goats out and have them eat up all the brass. Then they pen them up in a small pen until they all crap it out, then they sort through it to get the brass.

  5. avatar jim doe says:

    Darwin shall carry the day.

  6. avatar Shire-man says:

    They never seem to count. It doesnt count when countries of predominantly brown people have higher murder rates. They’re just 3rd world heathens who believe in witchcraft. It doesn’t count when countries of predominantly brown people stone women to death for driving or rape children for a $5 debt their family owed. They’re just poor 3rd world heathens who believe in witchcraft.

    But you. Oh, you monster American. Asking a woman out is an offense that’ll put you on a registry and if you own a .22 bullet or sparklers on the 4th of July in certain places the state will take lock you up, take your house and ship your children off to DCF rape parties.

    1. avatar whatever says:

      Do you need a hug?

    2. avatar IdahoPete says:

      However, this kind of behavior is perfectly acceptable in LA on New Year’s Eve. In certain cultural areas.

  7. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

    all that leads gota come down somewhere …or on someone

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      That hole in the roof? That’s from your uncle Akbar’s wedding.
      The other hole is from your Cousin Achmed’s wedding. I’m the brides were pretty, but who could tell, what with the burquas…

      1. avatar Piet Padkos says:

        Is burqua American for curtain?

        1. avatar Gunr says:

          No! It’s Arab for curtain.

      2. avatar archangel187 says:

        Uncle Ackbar told me “Don’t ever get married, nephew, it’s a trap!”

        1. avatar Jus Bill says:

          Uncle Ackbar was a wise man.

        2. avatar Gunr says:

          I never knew what happiness was till I got married, then it was too late!

        3. avatar dlj95118 says:

          …nice “Star Wars” reference!

  8. avatar Izat says:

    In the summer of 2003 in Baghdad, we had the IPF bring into our Police Station a Groom from his own wedding who was covered in blood. He was doing the old “Celebratory Fire” thing at his wedding reception with a Beretta.25cal pistol. He negligently shot the Wedding Singer in the face and killed him. He was T zoning hard. SHOT PLACEMENT PEOPLE!

    1. avatar T M says:

      Oh man, I shot Marvin in the face.

      Why the **** did you do that?!

      Well, I didn’t mean to do it, it was an accident!

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        Just call Mr. Wolf…

  9. avatar gbo says:

    It’s a wedding, stupid yes, uncommon no.

    Arab Christians celebrating Easter: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8ed_1399963011

  10. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    You should ask doctors that work in hospitals where this is common how often they see the results of the “what goes up must come down” phenomenon. Bottom line: a bunch! The libtards always get hacked about this sort of thing too, but because it would be insensitive to criticize the culture, about all they can do is go for the Maalox.

    1. avatar Dave says:

      It always amazes me how people on pro-gun websites assume that everyone who disagrees with you about open carry must also be pro-muslim. It is not true. Most of the liberals I know object to the Muslim gun culture, the treatment of women, the lack of basic human rights, and the casual murder over political differences.

      It was conservatives who decided to invade two countries to impose our political will and to secure our oil supply (respectively). Liberals objected to both wars.

      As far as I can tell, the gun owners in the video share the same views of gun rights that the TTAG crowd does: They know innocent people might get hurt, but no government liberals are going to come take their guns away.

      If Sarah Palin gets elected, there will be similar celebrations all over the South. TTAG will whine and moan about the resulting loss of life, but they will continue to support the laws and lack of enforcement that made it possible.

      If it were up to me, I would bring our troops home and let Iran, Iraq, Syria and even Afghanistan fight their own wars.

      1. avatar jerry says:

        Who is this Dave character? I thought i knew all the Obama loving trolls on here.

      2. avatar Alpo says:

        On the flip side, it bugs me how people assume that being pro 2A means you’re ok with anti Muslim bigotry.
        Some of us aren’t.

      3. avatar Yellow Devil says:

        So you decry one “stereotype” that anti-2A Liberals are automatically pro islamists/jihadist, but than project one yourself by claiming the South will be ablazed with the same type of behavior if “Sarah Palin is elected” (elected to what, I don’t know).

        Liberalism is indeed the philosophy of the stupid.

        1. avatar Dave says:

          Yellow: It is a little funny to be called “stupid” by someone who thinks “ablazed” is a word.

          In answer to your insult, I have no idea if I am smarter than you, because I don’t know you. I can’t tell you if liberals are smarter on average, but most studies suggest that they are. I can tell you that people who don’t watch Fox News are smarter, because they don’t spend half the day getting lied to.

          It also appears that you don’t understand how characterizations work. If one out of a thousand people in the South fire guns in the air, then it is a massive problem, even though it was created by a small minority.

          If one out of a thousand liberals posts a pro-muslim statement on TTAG, it is just as non-representative of the population, but different in effect, because no one gets killed.

  11. avatar BDub says:

    Every product is thoroughly test before its shipped to Syria!

    Seriously though, spring for some fireworks you cheap pricks!

  12. avatar Jake Tallman says:

    That is as insanely awesome as it is horrifyingly irresponsible. Also, are they shooting tracers, or do bullets fired from automatic rifles actually look like that?

    1. avatar tfunk says:

      Tracers, my friend…tracers

  13. avatar Geoff PR says:

    Well, at least everybody got tracers…

    1. avatar Robert W. says:

      “YOU get a tracer, and YOU get a tracer…
      ….EVERYBODY GETS TRACERSSS!!!!!!!”

      1. avatar Fug says:

        That is an episode of Oprah I would have liked to see. I’m not sure Stedman Graham would have survived it.

      2. avatar Geoff PR says:

        That was EXACTLY what I was thinking when I wrote that…

  14. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    Wow. Just … wow.

    For the first time ever, I actually agree with gun grabbers — this should be a prohibited use of firearms. Notice, however, that I did not say this justifies prohibiting the ownership of firearms.

    1. avatar CarlosT says:

      Here’s the thing: you don’t need a special new law to address this. Nearly every place in the world hs laws against reckless endangerment, criminally negligent homicide, that kind of thing. Those laws are exactly the thing for this kind of behavior.

  15. avatar Izat says:

    A Staff Sergeant in my company got hit in the Kevlar by celebratory fire that had fallen back to earth on the night Saddam was captured. I have a handful of AK projectiles that hit all around me from that night. They live in the good JuJu pouch.

  16. avatar Joe R. says:

    Shhh.

    If they want to go all “Operation Down a Brownie” I’ll hand out glasses of milk for the Darwinfest Olympics, the line starts at my concrete bunker.

  17. avatar TheOtherDavid says:

    I truly do wonder where they think those bullets go. Carried away by birds? Burn up on re entry?

    The frightening idea is that they might think they’re like teeny fully auto fireworks. No bullets, just pretty glowing bits.

  18. avatar Peter says:

    Now, now. Aren’t we taught that all cultures are equally valid? This is just different from what Westerners are used to and is no different from a wedding toast.

    1. avatar JohnO says:

      Yeah, basically like throwing rice. A custom, I’m told, that is now discouraged because eating the rice gives birds tummy aches. Which I seriously doubt.

      1. avatar Yellow Devil says:

        Supposedly when the birds eats the dry rice, it will swell and burst the stomach of said birds when it absorbs surrounding moisture. I don’t know if it is true or not, but everytime I think about it I chuckle.

        1. avatar Jus Bill says:

          I have yet to see a “splodey bird.”

  19. avatar LongBeach says:

    This is, most definitely, a zone of danger.

    1. avatar RegicidalManiac says:

      Lanaaaaaaaa!

  20. avatar mercutio says:

    Inshallah

  21. avatar Gunr says:

    Actually this is good thinking! There’s an ISIS company just on the other side of a high ridge, and the only way to shoot them is to fire your weapon like a mortar.

  22. avatar Elysium says:

    No ear protection either. Because hearing damage is so great I now know why farsi is usually spoken in a loud tone.

    1. avatar Robert W. says:

      LOL I have always wondered about that.

  23. avatar Daniel says:

    Yep, every culture has rednecks.

  24. avatar cogline says:

    Just looks like the typical New Year’s Eve celebration around here.

    1. avatar Full Cleveland says:

      The difference is they have no Solo cups.

  25. avatar Ken Hagler says:

    Shooting into the air to celebrate the Fourth of July and New Years has long been a part of American culture, although it’s getting less common.

    1. avatar Gunr says:

      But still just as dangerous!

    2. avatar JohnO says:

      Never in my neck of the woods, which always has had plenty of guns. People hereabouts are smart enough to know that round’s coming down somewhere.

      1. avatar Yellow Devil says:

        I usually read news articles about that happening in big (gun free) cities, like NY or LA. Imagine that.

  26. avatar StuckInCT says:

    I don’t know what they are shooting at….but jeez…that’s piss poor aim….

  27. avatar Ralph says:

    Why is everybody wearing bathrobes at Dick Cheney’s birthday party?

  28. avatar Oliver2w1 says:

    F@*k them and their culture. Do the world a favor and point it at each other next time.

  29. avatar Paul53 says:

    I shot a bullet into the air, it came to earth I know not pffft, gurgle, gurgle, thud.

    1. avatar Phantom72 says:

      You just made me snort.

    2. avatar JT says:

      Sounds like something Shel Silverstein would have written.

  30. avatar brentondadams says:

    Is that the proverbial circular firing squad?

  31. avatar Misnomer says:

    Come on now, be honest. How many of you tried to sneak “Celebratory gunfire” onto your wedding schedule and “6 cases of .223 ammo” into the budget?

  32. avatar CoolBreeze72 says:

    Circular firing squad practice. OK boys. Now bring it down a bit.

  33. avatar Fuque says:

    Hopefully they take a few out.

  34. avatar Gunr says:

    Maybe their shooting at a new Amazon delivery drone.

  35. avatar J.D. Smith says:

    Egad- big weddings are always expensive but if you toss in the price of ammo on this one, well, it’s a good thing they’re in the crude oil and drug biz.

    1. avatar Chris Johnson says:

      I’m sure most if not all that ammo was supplied by the United States government. lol

  36. avatar Tac o says:

    How have the terrorists not eliminated themselves from stupidity yet?

    1. avatar Paul53 says:

      Give them time. Didn’t you see the funeral procession for the failed bomber? They forgot to remove his suicide vest and were carrying his casket through town when the fuse remembered to do it’s job! Believe it’s still on utube. Very satisfying!

        1. avatar Jon says:

          They have lots of bright ideas:

          http://youtu.be/jPkwkmhaVvA

          (I just want to add: this isn’t my video, that isn’t my link at the end of the video, and the link has nothing to do with this)

  37. avatar Bunny says:

    This is what liberals think we do at the gun range.

  38. avatar bg from ferguson says:

    Let their culture be their culture….they’ve been doing it for the longest, hell even us Americans have been doing for a while. It was part of our culture before and as long as there’s nothing to hit for a distance it’s fine. Like if your out in the woods or a very bare field. It can be safe.

  39. avatar Chris Johnson says:

    I wish the United States government would give me as much ammo as they have them for weddings to use at the shooting range. lol

  40. avatar Don Davis says:

    I had the owner of a local outdoor range relate the incident of two Pak brothers and their dad coming to the range to loose off a few rounds from their AK clone ( I know, it’s stereotyping, but that’s what they had). After, one of the brothers asked if dear old Pop (who could not speak English very well) could fire a few into the air! Could not understand why owner said “NO WAY, JOSE!”.
    The posted rules of the range NOW CLEARLY SAY “NO ROUNDS IN THE AIR”.

  41. avatar bontai Joe says:

    So apparently there is no ammo shortage in the middle east Walmarts?

  42. avatar ckirk says:

    Bird hunting… Arab Style.

  43. avatar Rusty Shackleford says:

    Is ammo free there or something?
    Also, is anyone else annoyed that they get to have full auto and we don’t?

  44. avatar DBPolice says:

    they think Allah will stop those bullets from hitting another Muslim, like he stops their botched IEDs and suicide vests from blowing up a few morons now and then (he doesnt).

  45. avatar Jon says:

    Now let’s have them all stand there as the bullets come down. I think that would be smart.

  46. avatar 2Asux says:

    Hello ?

    Is this forum still open?

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