Shoot at Hurricane Irma? What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

“A Florida man who suggested shooting guns at Hurricane Irma out of ‘stress and boredom’ has found that his idea has captured peoples’ imaginations,” reports, “with over 46,000 signing up to join in.” That would be on the “Shoot at Irma” Facebook page. As of this writing . . .

22,000 ‘bookers are “interested” with 50,000 “going.” I clicked on interested; I’m interested to see if anyone’s irresponsible enough to violate one of the Four Rules of Gun Safety: know your target and what’s beyond it.

A hurricane is bad enough, throwing random stuff through the air at well over 75 miles per hour. Add bullets to the mix and, well, who needs that? Then again, this is a joke and no one could possibly take it seriously. Right?


  1. avatar jwm says:

    How about we all just give the hurricane(s) the finger.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Hurricane give all us finger, kemosabe…

      For those interested, here is a large number of hurricane live cams:

      1. avatar Klaus Von Schmitto says:

        How did you make out? All good at the vS compound in the gated hood. No power of course. Hope you and uours are OK.

  2. avatar Ian says:

    Range day or die just went up a notch. Train your brain, then your guns.

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      Let’s see…my ballistics app says for a 600 yard shot with Hornady ELD Match .308 I need to hold 60 MOA for a full value 140 mph wind. No prob…376 inches off the side of the target, breathe, press trigger…easy peasy.

      1. avatar Carl Saiga says:

        Now how do we stack three 20 moa scope bases on their sides so we can dial that hold in? Maybe that shoot around the corner curved barrel m3 is a better way to do this.

  3. avatar Hank says:

    Question of the day: How much hot lead would it take to divert a hurricane?

    1. avatar Carl Saiga says:

      I heard a clip of a guy, I think on cnn claiming the norks could shoot missiles out of the sky with machine guns so… Maybe it just depends who’s world you live on.

    2. avatar The Requimen says:

      17 pounds at 99% of the speed of light. Roughly 1 gigaton.

    3. avatar Mercury says:

      Roughly 10^14 12ga rounds.

      Or, to put it another way, several buttloads… of buttloads.

  4. avatar IrmaBlows says:

    The Gun Shark hath been jumped.

  5. avatar Andy says:

    Not a joke, its Florida.

    1. avatar jsallison says:

      Florida man, is there anything he can’t do?

      1. avatar Zeke says:

        Conduct himself in a responsible and socially acceptable manner?

  6. avatar Specialist38 says:

    Humor seems to be lost on a lot of people. Especially the Brits.

    1. avatar Carl Saiga says:

      Maybe when you are a joke you fail to notice jokes? Like when you don’t notice you have an accent because everyone around you talks like that.

  7. avatar What About Bob says:

    45 ACP, say goodbye to your soul, Irma.

    1. avatar HP says:

      I like where your head’s at.

  8. avatar tmm says:

    What gun for hurricanes? [H]urricane [K]iller.

  9. avatar Geoff PR says:

    Well, launching lead at hurricanes may not be a bright thing to do, but keeping your guns handy may save your life:

    “Survivors of Irma beg for aid and face armed looters as they brace for Jose”

    Something tells me the looting thugs were grateful the Bahamas government was looking out for their well-being when they seized the citizen’s guns.

    This *is* what happens to a disarmed population…

  10. avatar Eyal says:

    Let them shot…
    Natural Selection…

  11. avatar Kevin b says:

    Nothing less than 1.21 gigawatts will do.

  12. avatar Weskyvet says:

    Question of the day: What gun do you use to hunt hurricanes?
    Bonus: Could one physically survive the amount of drugs one would have to do to actually believe they could kill a hurricane?

    1. avatar barnbwt says:

      Only the Burning Man knows…

    2. avatar strych9 says:

      Get sprayed with a squirt gun full of acid and you’ll figure it out.

      It alternates between fun and scary as hell. Ask me how I know. Then ask why I hate hippies.

  13. avatar Mike Betts says:

    It may have been posted as a joke but you have to consider two things: (1.) The people who would be shooting at the hurricane will be those who were too foolhardy/stupid to heed evacuation orders and (2.) They’re probably drunk. That means that there may be more than 125 mph rain drops may be pelting you if you stayed.

  14. avatar Docduracoat says:

    I don’t plan to shoot at the hurricane
    I am in Palm beach county and we just lost power
    I spent all day yesterday oiling up all my guns with clp collector oil
    It gave me something to do and took a long time!
    Now that we have no a/c the humidity is rising inside our house
    We have 12 volt golf cart batteries to run fans and lights and plenty of food and water
    Our community has a generator at the clubhouse, so I will recharge the batteries there after the storm
    You can’t run a portable generator inside during the storm as the exhaust is poisonous
    The police recommend a chain and padlock for portable generators as they will be in high demand
    Here in Florida you can’t shoot to defend property

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “Here in Florida you can’t shoot to defend property”

      Lethal force is justified against felony car (vehicle) jacking.

      And vehicles are property…

      1. avatar Mike Betts says:

        A carjacking is simply a specific term for armed robbery involving the taking of a motor vehicle. No matter what you want to call it, it’s armed robbery and ample justification to shoot at the person(s) threatening you.

  15. avatar Noishkel says:

    Actually I thought about that, but specially detonation cryogenic ‘chargers’ in the atmosphere about a hurricane to disrupt it. But it would have to be done while the storm is forming to keep it from every building up this much energy.

  16. avatar Ralph says:

    Threatening to shoot Irma? I see 50,000 Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in Florida’s immediate future.

  17. avatar Mother Nature PWNS! says:

    How about recognizing man cannot Control mother nature and it can kill you if ur stoopid and u can’t have instant gratification 24/7 with ur head buried up the ass of ur dumbphone txting like a zombie on acid….reality is a bitch…..

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