posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 08:59 AM
Originally posted by sean
After all that has been going on with shootings and gun bans, they do a exercise drill shooting blanks from a helicopter over the population. Last
time I heard discharge of a firearm in city limits is a against the law. Time to call the Sheriffs department.
Here is the Florida State Statute that was violated...
790.15 Discharging firearm in public.—
(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) or subsection (3), any person who knowingly discharges a firearm in any public place or on the right-of-way
of any paved public road, highway, or street or whosoever knowingly discharges any firearm over the right-of-way of any paved public road, highway, or
street or over any occupied premises is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. This section
does not apply to a person lawfully defending life or property or performing official duties requiring the discharge of a firearm or to a person
discharging a firearm on public roads or properties expressly approved for hunting by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or Division of
Notice, it doesn't say anything about actual bullets, and doesn't seem to identify "training excercises" as being excluded. And, last time I checked,
scaring the crap out of US citizens, isn't in the job description defining "official duties" for the military. Is it?
It's actually kind of prophetic, with the term "over the roadway".....LOL
But, in all seriousness, this kind of thing isn't necessarily unusual for Floridians, as we have regular occurances like this. With all of the Movies
that are shot in our many exotic locations. Heck, when Miami Vice was being filmed for all those years, there were constant road closings and
pyrotechnics that could be seen by half of Dade County!
Plus, some parts of the area have CONSTANT gunfire, due to all of the gangs and crime that is prevalent in some neighborhoods. Even the cops, that
patrol these areas, look like they're ready for war, as their "uniform" more closely resembles FBR, or full battle rattle!
edit on 1/28/2013 by GoOfYFoOt because: added paragraph