Re: first line of defense

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 19:19:55 MDT wrote:
> said:
> > I figure unpracticed proles would have about a one in 200 chance of a
> > hit per shot, and of the hits one in 10 would be one that has a chance
> > of ending the terrorist's fun. So a few hundred proles in a burb the
> > size of this one with 10 round magazines should be sufficient to bring
> > it down before the Air Force arrives. spike
> Anyone know what the statistics are for the proportion of shots fired into
> the air in urban areas that hit someone? Anyone want to guess how often
> people are going to be prematurely frightened by innocent low-flying
> planes? (Sure this is for wartime, but let's keep the friendly fire for
> times when there are at least some enemies present.)

Well, I'm not aware of the stats for locales where this occurs regularly
(i.e. any celebration by Palestinians or other fanatical muslims always
seems to be accompanied by raucus wild firing in the air, so maybe they
have some stats)...

> PG&E reportedly had their regularly scheduled low-flying plane out
> inspecting the status of trees growing into power lines in the early
> morning hours a week ago. 911 got a lot of phone calls, and it ended up in
> the paper. Luckily no one had their gun ready.

"Hey MAN, some puritanical NUT is out here strafing my pot plants I've
got stashed under your towers, DUDE. Wanna smoke a bowl?"

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