Someone tweeted that to relieve stress and boredom, people should shoot their guns at hurricane Irma, has caused some outrageous response. However, one man responded by warning people NOT to shoot into Irma for an obvious reason – the bullets are affected by the winds and could be blown back at them or at others.
In movies and on TV we often see people shooting guns into the air. On New Year’s Eve, many people also shoot their guns into the air, not realizing the danger they are placing others into.
Think about it – the bullets don’t just go up in the sky and stay there, they eventually come back down to earth where they can still injure and kill someone.
A tweet instructing people not to shoot at Hurricane Irma has gone viral, but it’s the tweet’s replies that keep people coming back.
Gun control advocacy organization, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, shared a Yahoo News story and wrote on Twitter: “Unfortunately we must issue the following warning. DO NOT SHOOT YOUR GUNS AT THE HURRICANE!!!”
According to the story, tens of thousands of people signed up on a Facebook event toshoot at Hurricane Irma.
“YO SO THIS GOOFY LOOKING WINDY HEADA** NAMED IRMA SAID THEY PULLING UP ON US. LETS SHOW IRMA THAT WE SHOOT FIRST,” the event description reads.
Some years ago, I recall hearing on the news that a young mother was standing outside her house on New Year’s Eve. She was holding a new born baby in her arms and she was outside with her husband and another child. Someone in the area had fired a rifle into the sky and the bullet came down, striking the young mom in the top of the head, killing her instantly. Her newborn baby suffered severe injuries as the mom fell to the ground dead. DON’T ever shoot a gun up into the air for any reason whatsoever.