Watch out if you a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006GK8H8?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=B0006GK8H8″bought a potato gun last year/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=B0006GK8H8″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / like I did for Christmas presents–you might get arrested in Canada (Hat Tip: a href=”http://www.saysuncle.com/archives/2006/11/22/when_potato_guns_are_outlawed/”Say Uncle/a). Apparently, a 43 year old man was shooting a potato gun off a balconya href=”http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=1c0085fb-5622-41e5-9f2b-bf21a2c6e2dfk=56865″ and was arrested/a: br /br /blockquoteOfficers swarmed the area and they, too, heard a sound like a gun being fired.br /br /”We … find out it’s this 43-year-old man and this potato gun. It’s a diversion of police resources [and] it’s a concern when we believe that we’re hearing gunshots.br /br /”We haven’t found any damage or found anyone with injuries [but] the potential is obvious that someone could get hurt.”br /br /Getting hit by a potato would cause the same damage as a fast ball thrown by a major-league pitcher, said Sylven. Aiming a potato gun at someone can draw more serious charges than just firing it off a balcony, as this man is alleged to have done./blockquotebr /br /Okay, shooting those huge potato cannons off your balcony is just plain stupid. They could hurt someone. But, I still have a closet full of a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006GK8H8?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=B0006GK8H8″these little potato guns/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=B0006GK8H8″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / and was going to give out some more this year for gifts. Shush, don’t tell anyone.
November 22, 2006 - 9:21 am