Anti Aircraft fire reported in Philadelphia

And as Martha would say:

“That’s a good thing.”

Flying Camera From Animal Rights Group Shot Down at Pigeon Shoot

Wonder what the going price of a BOFORS is this time of year… *WARNING: Gun Porn*

 

19 comments

  1. 1
    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    Damn good shooting….now say five or so simultaneous blasts from some twelves firing buck shot….. :em05: :em01:
    Depending on the range of course……now why don’t these gutless wonders try to film it personally?
    Let me guess…..

  2. 2
    LC SecondMouse growls and barks:

    Best story of the week so far. Hats off to the rifle shooter that put one in that camera drone. Shouldn’t have to buy a drink in that town for years.

    Wait until the government starts putting some of those 30,000 drones they are talking about in the air. If they try that in Texas, it will turn the entire state into a hard hat zone.

    By the way, I have the perfect spot for the BOFORS in my back pasture. Just sayin’.

  3. 3
    LC Xealot growls and barks:

    So you fly your $4000 camera drone into a hunting club… and you’re surprised when it gets shot?

  4. 4
    LC_Salgak growls and barks:

    More importantly. . . they TRESPASS into a private hunting club. . . and get shot at.

    Me, I would have had a an R/C plane. . . .which would drop a net on top of the Octocopter. . . End of problem. . .

  5. 5
    bruce growls and barks:

    radio controlled models are cheap enough to use as a kamikaze plane and bring any spy chopper down plus have a spy plane of your own to find out where they live.then you can spy on them

  6. 6
    single stack growls and barks:

    The story says the drone was damaged by rifle fire. From looking at the pics, I have to say that damage was done by a shotgun loaded for pigeon, ie, birdshot. That means it was low enough for whatever shot size they use for pigeon (6, 7 1/2, or 8?) to hit it, which means it was flown right into the kill zone. Intentional provocation anyone?
    The club needs to keep some #1 buck handy. That will ensure that the trespasser is brought down and damaged beyond repair.

  7. 7
    LC Moriarty growls and barks:

    Odd that the article never tells us where the drone was relative to private airspace. Police can investigate all they like, but my position would be to ask what that guy was doing flying that thing over my property below 500′ without my permission and by the way what’s the phone number to the nearest FAA office?

    At $4000 per drone vs. a few hundred spent on a shotgun and the possibility of trespassing charges (and an FAA violation or two) it doesn’t take much to see how the calculus would be tipped.

  8. 8
    Mark12A growls and barks:

    A few hundred spent on a shotgun? How about less than a buck spent on a shotgun shell. Hell, I’d shoot them down all day long. The stupid thing flies slower than skeet.

    In other matters, the 40mm bofors gun porn is just what one needs to brighten up your day. We fired the 40mm out the side of our gunships (I didn’t fly it, for what it’s worth…I did design some of the onboard equipment) and it was never that cool. I wonder if Ronnie Barrett is thinking about building a rifle around THAT round?

  9. 9
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    Wouldn’t a Flakvierling, as mounted on a Wirbelwind, be more practical than a Bofors? Those things aren’t exactly mobile, and 20mm ammo is far cheaper than 40mm.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wilberwind_cfb_borden_2.JPG

    And if you really want a 40mm, the British Pom-pom gives you even more destruction:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MkVIIIpompomsHMSRodney1940.jpg

  10. 10
    LC Xealot growls and barks:

    Off Topic: My new toy. Just picked up today.

    http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/680403_10200163064425980_1596933381_o.jpg

  11. 11
    Draven32 growls and barks:

    Again? didn’t this happen in NC last year too? same group trying the same thing in a different state expecting a different result…

  12. 12
    LC Wil, S.C.E. growls and barks:

    In Georgia last year. Same group. Same results. They have also hit Tennessee, Louisiana and Kentucky, with near universal results.

    :em01: Good on Ya, Boys!

    Saw this at three other outlets of Gun Pron. Apparently, this is indeed the fourth time these particular Aminul Rites idgits have done this to this particular hunt club. Investigation by various Police Entities have shown that, in contrast to what the cited “News” cast states, the largest shot size touching the drone was # 5, not ‘Rifle Fire” as reported.

    A complaint was made to: The State Police; The County Sheriff; Local P.D.; The FAA (!?!) and the local Fish and Game. So far, the complaints have been met with less than serious concern.

    The DAMAGES were $4k. The drone was apparently worth north of 15k. Anyone who spends that kind of jack on a fucking TOY HELICOPTER cannot be considered serious, which was apparently the reason for the lack of give-a-shit from the local and Federal Law Enforcement Community.

    This was private Property. The easement for aircraft overflying begins at 500 feet. That is, if I buy the land south of Philly International, and build a 499 foot tower at the end of the runway, all they can do is make me put various colored lights on it. I would have shot the drone down too, and had a beer to celebrate.

    As information to my fellow Rotties, expressing any of the above will get you barred-for-life in the Columbus, IN Republic, the Harrisburg Daily Register,and the Bucks County Herald. In case you were wondering.

    They apparently don’t like “smart asses” in that part of the country. Ooopsie.

  13. 13
    LC Darth Scoundrel growls and barks:

    Oh, and just to make it clear…

    they are shooting at clay pigeons, not winged rats.

    Apparently neither the butt-SHARKs nor the journaljizzer who wrote this pathetic attempt at a “story” are aware of this.
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  14. 14
    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    LC Darth Scoundrel says:

    Oh, and just to make it clear…

    they are shooting at clay pigeons, not winged rats.

    Apparently neither the butt-SHARKs nor the journaljizzer who wrote this pathetic attempt at a “story” are aware of this.

    Actually they ARE shooting at winged rats. There are several hunting clubs in Pennsylvania where they do live bird shoots. It is a practice I find rather disgusting since it is nothing more than killing for the sake of killing, the meat isn’t even used after. That being said…… SHARK is out of control in this neck of the woods. Messing with ethical hunters, spewing their evil green, anti gun agenda all over the place. I’m loving the fact that somebody is standing up to them……. I just wish the help came from better allies.

  15. 15
    rickn8or growls and barks:

    Regarding the BOFORS: In the words of the late great Jerry Reed, “Whooo! A thing like this would purely revolutionize coon hunting!”

    Seriously. Want.

  16. 16

    In many places, pigeons have WAY overpopulated and the term “winged rat” fits well. But still, the pigeon is not a bad food source. They could have harvested the breasts for contribution to the local food bank. The fact they shot down the hoptichopter brought one of the biggest smiles of the week though. PETA needs to be redefined as People Eating Tasty Animals, which I have seen but needs to be made official. Humans are omnivores, and clinical studies have proven that vegetarians are far less intelligent. You do know that vegetarian is an ancient Indian word meaning “bad hunter”? :em05:
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  17. 17
    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    LC cmblake6, Imperial Black Ops Technician says:

    In many places, pigeons have WAY overpopulated and the term “winged rat” fits well. But still, the pigeon is not a bad food source. They could have harvested the breasts for contribution to the local food bank. The fact they shot down the hoptichopter brought one of the biggest smiles of the week though. PETA needs to be redefined as People Eating Tasty Animals, which I have seen but needs to be made official. Humans are omnivores, and clinical studies have proven that vegetarians are far less intelligent. You do know that vegetarian is an ancient Indian word meaning “bad hunter”?

    Exactly. Though I must say if SHARK were a better organization I might be inclined to support them. What these dolts are doing with these pigeon shoots are doing is fairly disgusting. It’s not like hunting at a pheasant farm. They put these birds into catapults and launch them so people standing on a firing line can shoot at them. It’s fairly difficult for me to have much sympathy for them as they are being harassed for the practice.

  18. 18
    LC Darth Scoundrel growls and barks:

    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan @ #:

    I stand corrected, thanks for the knowledge. The one here in NC was using clay pigeons. I guess that’s what you get for assuming…
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  19. 19
    LC_Salgak growls and barks:

    Actually, PETA.ORG originally WAS “People Eating Tasty Animals”. Then PETA got all butthurt, and sued for the domain

    Details here: http://mtd.com/tasty/

    LC cmblake6, Imperial Black Ops Technician says:

    . PETA needs to be redefined as People Eating Tasty Animals, which I have seen but needs to be made official.