Target Shooting in Your Backyard with AK-47s is Not A Good Idea, Y’all.

A couple of chaps in Ohio thought it would be a good idea to do some paper-target shooting in their backyard — with AK-47s. They drank a couple beers, did some drugs (probably just smoked a little weed — nothing too heavy, man) and shot up the fucking neighborhood.

The cops were dodging bullets as they attempted to figure out just what in tarnation was going on.

Don’t you just love the Second Amendment to death?

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40 replies
  1. 1
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Don’t you just love the Second Amendment to death?

    Saw what you did there.

  2. 2
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Oh well, since I’m first, might as well get it out of the way.



    There, saved the trolls the trouble.

  3. 3
    Chyron HR says:

    Hey, who are you to decide how times I “need” to accidentally shoot my neighbors’ houses?

    Also, too, we don’t need to outlaw guns, we need to outlaw black people.

  4. 4
    lahru says:

    saw this the other day and thought, just because you are legal to “buy” a gun does not mean you are qualified to “use” it.

    just like, we as a society determined with autos, airplanes……ya know

  5. 5
    quannlace says:

    And dontcha just know these cuties thought this was the perfect way to show Obambi their Constitutional rights.

  6. 6
    TenguPhule says:

    See, a Domestic Drone Strike would have ensured no officers would have been endangered responding to the incident.

  7. 7
    Jay in Oregon says:

    Everyone involved is extremely lucky that they are not dead. The cops, the neighbors and bystanders, and the assholes doing target practice in their FUCKING BACK YARD



    If the NRA had any shred of decency or intellectual honesty, they would say “While we fight for the Second Amendment rights of all Americans, we also believe that firearms need to be stored and handled in a safe and responsible manner.”

    But no, if the response isn’t deafening silence it’ll be “AAAAUGH FALSE FLAG OPERATION OBAMA IS TAKING OUR GUNZ!”

  8. 8
    The Bearded Blogger says:

    How about a moron test requirement before purchasing weapons?

  9. 9
    MattR says:

    My comment on the “Son of a Gun” thread fits here as well

    Reading about Jr’s road rage incident reminds me of comments I read yesterday to a story about a couple guys who were target shooting with AK-47′s and had bullets ricocheting into houses and almost hitting the police coming to investigate (I believe Southern Beale pointed it out). There were a bunch of commenters (EDIT: on the newspaper’s site) arguing that Obama needs to be focusing on prosecting idiots like these while leaving law abiding gun owners alone. I bet they would feel similarly about Jr’s conviction. But the problem they ignore is that all of these people were law abiding gun owners up until the moment they started acting like idiots and that there is no way to predict which law abiding gun owners will turn into idiots at some point in the future. So what they are really arguing is that everybody should be allowed to own a gun until they do something foolish with it and the rest of society will just have to hope that the foolishness isn’t fatal.

  10. 10
    Tom Levenson says:

    FSM, I love America.

    You know, I once shot a scene in a documentary that had a bunch of actors in 1960s suits and coats shooting holes in the ground with Colt 45s

    The Colt company was kind enough to lend us five presentation (chrome plated) pistols — several thousand dollars worth of ordnance — and the blanks needed to make them go bang safely. The nice armorer from Colt (a former Marine Gunny, and no-one’s fool) hadn’t been told what story we were trying to tell, and when he asked me, I gave him the history of the scene: back in 1962 Judge Roy Hofheinz had finally managed to persuade MLB to send a team to Houston, widely thought to be too hot and horrible to sustain baseball in the summer. To get MLB to agree, Hofheinz promised to build the first domed stadium — what would become the Astrodome — to permit the games to be played and watched in air conditioned comfort.

    But the team arrived a year or so before the stadium was ready, and played that first season as the Colt .45s. So when Hofheinz scripted the groundbreaking for his as yet unnamed palace, instead of grabbing some fancy shovels in the usual fashion, he and a bunch of rich guys went down to the south side of Houston with pistols and shot live rounds into the ground.

    When I told all this to the guy from Colt he just shook his head in amazed sorry. It is dangerous as hell to punch holes into stony dirt, he said. You got no idea what will happen when a bullet skips off a pebble. Those guys were lucky, he told me — anyone at the scene could have had a chunk torn out of ’em. And then he just looked out with a glance that seemed to me a mixture of pity and retroactive fear. Nothing scares a pro so much as amateurs on the loose with deadly weapons. As here.

    Picture here:

  11. 11
    Zifnab25 says:

    This is an exception! Just another exception! The vast majority of gun owners are super-duper responsible, we swear! I just watched Red Dawn, which proves why guns are totally necessary, so this story doesn’t count!

  12. 12
    trollhattan says:

    BTW, Huffpo or not, these Gun Appreciation Day fail videos are worth a watch. Thinning the herd.

  13. 13

    In case you were wondering what Cole was up to on his road trip he just tweeted this

    John Cole ‏@Johngcole The glasses in my hotel room are so small I am drinking a vodka tonic out of the complimentary coffee pot. #ALLCLASS

    You can take the boy out of WV etc., etc.,

  14. 14
    👽 Martin says:

    A couple of chaps in Ohio thought it would be a good idea to do some paper-target shooting in their backyard — with AK-47s. They drank a couple beers, did some drugs (probably just smoked a little weed — nothing too heavy, man) and shot up the fucking neighborhood.

    See, this is why every neighborhood needs stone towers and shit surrounding it.

  15. 15
    The Dangerman says:

    I’m waiting for those Open Carry assholes from Oregon (with the AR-15’s) to walk near one of the schools where the Janitors are packing, too.

  16. 16
    JCT says:

    @The Dangerman: What could possibly go wrong? Hopefully the janitors wouldn’t have left their firearms in the kid’s bathroom that day…

  17. 17
    cmorenc says:

    QUERY the extent to which idiots-with-firearms type incidents were equally as common before the Newtown, Ct massacre, but got much lower (and more local) profile media attention than they do now? Just as much as we can speculate whether the two idiots at hand were inspired to play around with AK-47s in part due to the revival of gun regulation as a hot issue, would we be discussing this story (and placing the same importance on it) here at BJ before gun regulation got revived as a hot issue? I doubt we would, at least not nearly so much.

  18. 18
    Quaker in a Basement says:

    Aw, quit yer honkin’, ABL. That’s just how a well-regulated militia prepares to defend liberty.

  19. 19

    I learned something today. From that crazy Sheriff in Charleston who has deemed the executive orders to be unconstitutional and will not enforce. Anyhoo, apparently Columbine wasn’t a “firearm incident”. Which will be small consolation for those that were shot that day:

    Cannon said reports that an assault weapons ban similar to the one that expired several years ago would not protect children. It would instead, Cannon said, spawn a different kind of criminal.

    “We were told two pistols were found near or around the shooter. We’ve since been told there were four handguns. One of the problems that occurs when incidents like this happen is the misinformation which given out initially by the news media,” Cannon said. ”Columbine a perfect example. Columbine was a bombing incident except it didn’t go off. It was not a firearm incident. There was also a school resource officer on grounds at Columbine.”

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    muddy says:

    A few years ago a man in my area was sitting on his porch and was shot dead. A couple guys were shooting targets with a woodpile as a backdrop, but somehow *missed it* and the bullet went a half mile through the woods without hitting a tree before it hit him. You’d never see that coming.

  21. 21
    Just One More Canuck says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: I thought it was South Carolina that was too big for an insane asylum, not West Virginia

  22. 22
    Shazza says:

    I knew they were white since they’d been arrested and not shot dead.

  23. 23
    LanceThruster says:

    When I nod my head, you hit it. ~ Moe to Curly

  24. 24
    g says:

    A couple of chaps responsible gun owners in Ohio thought it would be a good idea to do some paper-target shooting in their backyard — with AK-47s.

    Fixed that for you.

  25. 25
    Comrade Luke says:

    I just got this video about an hour ago.

    I can’t believe the guy in the credits. Really? Put your face right in front of it?

    SFW BTW. No gore – just extreme, extreme stupidity.

  26. 26
    StringOnAStick says:

    @ranchandsyrup: So crazy sheriff Cannon thinks the people who died at Columbine did so not from bullet wounds, but from his so-called “failed bombing”? That is one prime example of wingnut reality distortion.

    Keep saying shit like this guys, it makes more and more of the country slowly edge away from you as they realize just how nuts you really are.

  27. 27

    @StringOnAStick: His constitutional analysis (short version, he believed it in his heart that this is a gun grab therefore unconstitutional BITCHEZ!) was bad enough. The columbine idiocy is just moronic icing on the stupidest cake evar.

  28. 28
    Spaghetti Lee says:

    Obviously an OBAMA SECRET AGENT, people! I mean, do you think two guys who like to get drunk and high and shoot things just happened to show up out of nowhere? CONNECT THE DOTS!

  29. 29
    elisabeth says:

    Are you in Vermont? Had that happen here couple/three years ago.

  30. 30
    freelancer says:

    @Comrade Luke:

    I had to pause it with the dipshit who decided to stare down the barrel of his shotgun. I screamed out loud, “JESUS CHRIST!” and then it went off, killing the bill of his hat.

    Fucking moron.

  31. 31
    Pococurante says:

    Wow. Look at what some stupid white folks did today.

    Stay tuned for more stupid white boy tricks!

  32. 32
    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    Seeing that video, I think I may be in favor of forced sterilization.

  33. 33
    lumpkin says:

    Was out riding my horse once and started hearing bullets flying by. One hit the ground a few inches ahead of us. I worked my way around to where the idiot was. Turned out he was drinking beer and then putting the cans in a small tree and shooting them – with no backstop at all. I was more angry than smart at that point and confronted the moron. I got a lot of blather about the 2nd amendment. After a few pointless exchanges, I just asked him how he’d feel if he killed someone. Didn’t seem to bother him much. This is your 2nd amendment in action, America!

    And just in case there any “gun experts” who are going to claim I couldn’t have heard the bullets whistling by and therefor am not qualified to comment on this – yes I could because he was shooting through the small branches of a tree and some of the bullets were being deformed enough to whistle as they went by.

  34. 34
    Less Popular Tim says:

    @elisabeth: I believe that happens fairly regularly throughout the country, I read of two different cases when I lived in Minnesota — people used to plinking cans with relatively modest firearms get a-hold of a high-powered automatic rifle and start putting rounds in a neighborhood half-a-mile away…

  35. 35
    Less Popular Tim says:

    @freelancer: I think I said exactly the same thing. My favorite part is the ironic yellow “safety” vest, y’know, because he doesn’t “want to get shot by some moron out in the woods.”

  36. 36
    Just One More Canuck says:

    @freelancer: they were imitating. Daffy Duck?

  37. 37
    JCT says:

    Holy fucking crap- I have never seen so much stupid condensed like that. It was like a race to break as many firearm rules as humanly possible. And don’t forget the extra- special stupid of the idiots doing the filming without stopping these imbeciles. Too dumb to live .

  38. 38
    Console says:

    Even in texas you need 10 acres to go shooting on your own property.

  39. 39
    Patrick Thompson says:

    Y’know, I bet the same thing could’ve happened had these guys been throwing hammers.

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    Kathy in St. Louis says:

    @Spaghetti Lee: And the fact that they had 900 hundred rounds of ammo, or some such amount, plus marijuana, just proves it. Hilarious. I actually laughed out loud, and would still be laughing, if some NRA member somewhere wasn’t probably composing that exact excuse, except for real, and putting on some right wing website.

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