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.