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Monday, September 11, 2017

The Pasco County Sheriff is asking Floridians not to shoot at Hurricane Irma because it will not impact its damage path. During a tweet Saturday evening, the sheriff explained "To clarify, DO NOT shoot weapons @ #Irma. You won't make it turn around & it will have very dangerous side effects." The tweet linked to a story explaining that 22-year-old Ryon Edwards was bored and started a Facebook event encouraging Floridians to fire their weapons at the hurricane to get it to turn around. Thus far, 46,000 people have RSVP'd to the event.

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"A combination of stress and boredom made me start the event," he told the BBC in an interview.

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Elmer 'BOAZ' Fudd was last seen going outside with shotgun.

Guess he wasn't after wabbits.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-09-10 02:22 PM | Reply

What began as a local Facebook group meme slowly became regional "serious news," lol.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-09-10 02:46 PM | Reply

Responsible gun owners, right NRA members?

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-09-10 02:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's all fun and games till you put Irma's eye out.

#4 | Posted by patron at 2017-09-10 03:41 PM | Reply

In 1959, Project Plowshare came up with the idea of nuking a hurricane with an h-bomb (I think that would just create a radioactive hurricane, but anyway here is the article): news.nationalgeographic.com

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-09-10 10:54 PM | Reply


... "A combination of stress and boredom made me start the event," he told the BBC in an interview. ...

I'd offer that there may also be a large amount of stupidity and not knowing the consequences of one's actions involved.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-09-11 12:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The state voted for trump.

Of course they're dumb enough to shoot at a hurricane.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-09-11 12:59 PM | Reply

And here I thought the warning to not shoot at the spaceship in the independence day movie was just a tongue in cheek reference.

Sad thing is that I can't tell if this is supposed to be satire or not.

#8 | Posted by Lohocla at 2017-09-12 07:36 AM | Reply

OK shooting at hurricanes is pretty stupid. But why not the mother of all bombs, like we dropped on Afghanistan for entertainment value. It might disrupt the hurricanes path or intensity.

#9 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-09-12 12:25 PM | Reply

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