Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Careful with your firearms. A Pennsylvania history buff who likes to recreate things from past wars tried out one of his ideas. The fifty-four year old man fired a two-inch-diameter cannonball outside his house in Pennsylvania. It flew about 400 yards into the neighbor's window, then through an interior wall to land in the closet. No one was hurt, but the neighbor must have been surprised. The police charged the history lover with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. He has promised to stop shooting cannons on his property.


Anonymous said...

I really had to laugh at this & thank goodness no one was hurt. MANY YEARS ago when my late husband was a young boy and who would now be age 80 yrs of age rolled a cannonball from a nearby fort to his home. That cannonball is still with us & fortunately we do not have the means to fire it off as my grandchildren would just love to see that. Ah the memories.

LeeAnn said...

This guy is not only stupid but a total imbecile too! What on earth made him think this would be a good idea??? If I had his name, I would look up his number and call him up and give him a piece of my mind! Anytime you make a new weapon or try to shoot an old antique weapon, you need to do it in an area where there are no homes or innocent bystanders for many miles around. Anyone who knows about weapons knows the distances that they can travel when fired. It really scares me to think there are people around this stupid making weapons for re-enactments