September 03, 2009
Great Moments in Journalism
Who among us has not celebrated these time honored rites of passage?
Daugherty said his son is very mature and would be able to handle the responsibility of owning a piece of artillery.
Posted by Cassandra at September 3, 2009 08:10 AM
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Oh no! The kid is gonna shoot someone's eye out with that thing...
Posted by: bthun at September 3, 2009 10:29 AM
I am seriously, SERIOUSLY interested in why the NSA wanted or needed to be informed about this guy building a cannon. They have zero to do with domestic law enforcement, firearms control or anything even slightly touching on artillery pieces. So who told him he even needed to talk to them? That's bizarre.
Posted by: MikeD at September 3, 2009 11:10 AM
See my former post re stupid people doing stupid things that are just tempting fate for something bad to happen. Next, he will teach his son about nitroglycerine by showing him how to make this highly unstable, explosive substance. Nice.
Posted by: a former european at September 3, 2009 11:57 AM
Kinda cool. Very unique gift, one the son won't likely ever forget...
Posted by: Miss Ladybug at September 3, 2009 01:55 PM
it is legal to own such a cannon because it does not use a firing pin or is breach loaded.
It's LEGAL FOR ME TO OWN A MUZZLE LOADING CANNON??!
O.K. I gotta calm down. And start thinking about how I'm going to go about this. First I need to take a look at Illinois law ....
Posted by: RonF at September 3, 2009 04:37 PM
Whatever you do Ron, don't paint it black (I see a red door and I want to paint it blaa-aack). That'd make it an evil assault cannon.
Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at September 3, 2009 04:51 PM
You mean a citizen can legally own one?
This means that gangs will start cutting down LEO's and sticking up mini-marts with those black assault cannon. In their cannonades they will become more powerful that anyone can imagine.
I feel a great disturbance in The Force. As if a million panties puckered, all at once!
Posted by: Obama-Won Canhopie at September 3, 2009 05:04 PM
Not just someone else's eye, but his OWN! And a gubmint agency gave permission! So much for the nanny state...
Posted by: Cricket at September 3, 2009 08:17 PM
Maybe I should get one for my sailing vessel...
Posted by: camojack at September 3, 2009 09:38 PM
Only if you can go "GAAARRRR" convincingly, and say salty things like "shiver me timbers" and "hoist the black flag!".
Then again, plundering and pillaging the liberals in their yachts around Martha's Vineyard would be fun to watch. Nothing funnier than a Northeast country club liberal in soiled yachting regalia. Egad!
Posted by: a former european at September 4, 2009 06:42 PM