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Man Fired Civil War Cannon at His Neighbors for EIGHT DAYS During Dispute
Daily Mail ^ | 14 November 2013

Posted on 11/15/2013 5:39:08 PM PST by nickcarraway

A 52-year-old man who allegedly fired a Civil War cannon at his neighbor's house for eight days straight during an ongoing feud was arrested yesterday.

New York's Brian J. Malta is accused of repeatedly firing the antique long tom, loaded with a powder charge and wadding, at the Prosser Hill Road, Jamestown property.

While it is not illegal to own a cannon, deputies reportedly confiscated it because it was used maliciously.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Local News; Military/Veterans; Weird Stuff
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1 posted on 11/15/2013 5:39:08 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I guess he shot his wad, huh?


2 posted on 11/15/2013 5:41:40 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: nickcarraway

Damn Yankees!


3 posted on 11/15/2013 5:44:21 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: nickcarraway
Shoulda used grapeshot.

/johnny

4 posted on 11/15/2013 5:44:39 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: LachlanMinnesota
Did he have a concealed carry permit?

FMCDH(BITS)

5 posted on 11/15/2013 5:44:44 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: nickcarraway

Not illegal!?! I’m building me() a cannon. Pnowered with welding staples (supplies). Shoot some pumpkin.
And whatever.


6 posted on 11/15/2013 5:45:51 PM PST by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not just selectively for Democrats.)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s hard to hit your neighbor’s house when cannon balls are outlawed.

Could have tried a pumpkin. Those suckers can fly (See the show “Chunkin’ Pumpkins”.


7 posted on 11/15/2013 5:47:57 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: nickcarraway

Boom! Shaka Laka ....Boom!


8 posted on 11/15/2013 5:49:20 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway
A 52-year-old man who allegedly fired a Civil War cannon at his neighbor's house for eight days straight during an ongoing feud was arrested yesterday.

I have to wonder just what in the blue hell that neighbor did to rile this man up so much that he fired a civil war cannon at his neighbor's house for eight straight days.

Just damn! I have neighbors I don't like too, I want a cannon!!

9 posted on 11/15/2013 5:49:24 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I have always wanted a cannon.

When (not if) Santa brings me one...I’ll keep the pumpkin idea for use at that time.


10 posted on 11/15/2013 5:51:10 PM PST by berdie
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To: nickcarraway

Did he hit anything?


11 posted on 11/15/2013 5:52:39 PM PST by Castigar
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To: nickcarraway

Probably not as big a boom as my neighbors’ low-rider stereo.


12 posted on 11/15/2013 5:56:55 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: usconservative

And what kind of wuss puts up with getting shot at for 8 days? Blanks, so what? Plenty are dead because of “blanks” (Brandon Lee a notable example).


13 posted on 11/15/2013 5:58:08 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: nickcarraway

Myth Busters ran into some issues when they loaded balls.


14 posted on 11/15/2013 5:59:41 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: nickcarraway

All that shooting, and he didn’t kill anyone? I guess he needs some training in how to aim.


15 posted on 11/15/2013 6:00:34 PM PST by donmeaker
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To: nickcarraway

If the neighbors had any gumption they would have sneaked in in the night and drove an iron spike in the touch hole.


16 posted on 11/15/2013 6:00:42 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: ctdonath2
And what kind of wuss puts up with getting shot at for 8 days?

No idea, haven't been able to stop laughing to think about that yet, ROFL!!!

17 posted on 11/15/2013 6:00:42 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: berdie

Santa Clause brought me a cannon, but it only launches BBs.


18 posted on 11/15/2013 6:01:01 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: berdie

Sanity Clause brought me a cannon, but it only launches BBs.


19 posted on 11/15/2013 6:01:59 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: berdie

I read an article by a fellow who asserted that he used a 3 inch civil war era design mountain howitzer to take a deer.

Poor deer. It was hit by about 10 of the 12 gauge size balls (.73 inch or 18mm diameter).

Grape shot! Darn!


20 posted on 11/15/2013 6:03:28 PM PST by donmeaker
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To: nickcarraway

This guy needs some psychological help. He also looks like a convict. He’s got the unibrow thing going on.


21 posted on 11/15/2013 6:13:22 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Shoulda used grapeshot.

Grapeshot?! You shoulda seen his cannon!


22 posted on 11/15/2013 6:13:49 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: nickcarraway

The article doesn’t say how often he fired it, or how the neighbor knew that it was directed at his house.

We had a neighbor at our summer place in Maine who used to fire a sunset cannon every night.

Was this guy firing his cannon repeatedly? Or daily? At the neighbor’s house? Not a very well written article.


23 posted on 11/15/2013 6:17:47 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: nickcarraway

But isn’t the Obama administration buying up the worlds supply of cannon balls?


24 posted on 11/15/2013 6:17:53 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: nickcarraway
I think that is one of the new coverages in Obamascare - Getting hit by cannon-balls.

Pretty high deductible though . . .

25 posted on 11/15/2013 6:24:01 PM PST by builder (I don't want a piece of someone else's pie)
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To: berdie
I have always wanted a cannon.

Some people SERIOUSLY want one...

Or, you can make a "spud gun". We lobbed potatoes more than 100 YARDS using veggie oil and hair spray mixture for propellant...


26 posted on 11/15/2013 6:25:31 PM PST by WVKayaker ("Because nothing says "rugged individualism" like heavy-handed big government.../sarc" -Sarah Palin)
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To: berdie

Had a friend where I lived in NM who owned a huge CW Cannon. It was on a iron tread oak wheel carriage, but was designed as a naval cannon for a fixed emplacement.

He would shoot it every 4th of July. (he was the local medical examiner)

You could not pull the cannon on an asphalt road. The wheel width and weight of the cannon made it a hazard to the road surface itself. It had to be transported by transport truck. HEAVY

But it was loud.


27 posted on 11/15/2013 6:28:27 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: COBOL2Java

Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!!! :D


28 posted on 11/15/2013 6:30:24 PM PST by berdie
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To: Texas Fossil

A medical examiner with a cannon...ya gotta love it!


29 posted on 11/15/2013 6:32:25 PM PST by berdie
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To: COBOL2Java

OK, grapefruit shot.


30 posted on 11/15/2013 6:33:01 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: nickcarraway
This reminds me of the Jerky Boys "Civil War Memorabilia" crank call.

try this link (I am on phone) http://www.ebaumsworld.com/audio/play/1069737/

31 posted on 11/15/2013 6:35:33 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

It’s hard to hit your neighbor’s house when cannon balls are outlawed.
‘’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’

Not Really, Find a bottle or can just the right size to go down the muzzle, fill it with cement and load ‘er up.


32 posted on 11/15/2013 6:36:52 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: WVKayaker

Very cool.


33 posted on 11/15/2013 6:40:08 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: nickcarraway

Canister at 20 yards


34 posted on 11/15/2013 6:40:43 PM PST by fatboy (This protestant will have no part in the ecumenical movement)
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To: nickcarraway

35 posted on 11/15/2013 6:40:58 PM PST by Hugin ( More firepower1)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

no doubt! good for him...
hope it felt good!


36 posted on 11/15/2013 6:43:41 PM PST by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: nickcarraway

Good thing he didn’t have a recording of the 1812 Overture.


37 posted on 11/15/2013 6:46:14 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: berdie

Yep, and he was a great guy.


38 posted on 11/15/2013 6:49:03 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
If the neighbors had any gumption they would have sneaked in in the night and drove an iron spike in the touch hole.

Better yet.....loaded it up with a double charge and filled the barrel with mud...

...light LONG fuse and retire to a safe location.

39 posted on 11/15/2013 7:12:28 PM PST by spokeshave (Obamacare is planned, just like the planned famine by the Russians to eliminate the Ukrainians.)
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To: nickcarraway

Due to popular demand (mine), I’ll tell this true story, for posterity.

A young man named Lars worked in our family store back in the 1960’s. He was a Civl War reenactor out of Baltimore and often went to enactments on the weekend.

On one trip, they ended up somewhere in southern Virginia, where, after the action and while still in dirty uniforms, they decided to get something to eat on the road.

They stopped at a bar and grill and walked in, still in their uniforms, and asked to be served. They were turned away as “dirty hippies” or something like that.

Well, these guys were hungry and pissed, plus they had a 5 lb. cannon with them, so they headed to a nearby McDonald’s for food and supplies.

The supplies were dozens of hamburgers filled with ketchup, mustard and pickles. Then they ramrodded them into the powder-loaded cannon and went back to the bar and grill. There they fired the cannon point-blank at the door, blowing it in and spraying the place with burgers.

Then it was back to the roadtrip for home.

They felt pretty safe from the law because what police officer would check out a call from a bar that said a bunch of Yankee/Confederate soldiers blew in their door with a hamburger-loaded cannon.

Sometimes you’ve got to say “What the hey, and good for it” (Richy Brockelman character in “The Rockford Files).


40 posted on 11/15/2013 7:21:20 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: nickcarraway
Magnum....Magnum!.....Magnum!!
41 posted on 11/15/2013 7:21:57 PM PST by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: Venturer

Dixie Gun Works used to sell a cannon whose bore size fit a frozen juice can perfectly. They suggested filling the can with cement for ammo.


42 posted on 11/15/2013 7:23:30 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: berdie

re “A medical examiner with a cannon..ya gotta love it!”.

Well, when business was slow he went out and created some.


43 posted on 11/15/2013 7:23:53 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: usconservative

Probably obsessive compulsive disorder.


44 posted on 11/15/2013 7:59:30 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: donmeaker
Grape shot! Darn!

Actually grape shot was linked together with a chain, raised he** with a troop formation. What you are referring to is called canister. Canister was still in use back in the 1950s-'60s when I was in the army. It was used extensively in the Pacific against the Japanese during WWII, usually out of 37MM cannon.

45 posted on 11/15/2013 8:24:29 PM PST by calex59
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To: Nuc 1.1

Maybe, but still pretty darn funny.


46 posted on 11/15/2013 8:43:09 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: nickcarraway

Amendment 10 - Powers of the States and People.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Have to check the particular state to find the ruling about firing a cannon at your neighbor.


47 posted on 11/15/2013 9:11:23 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: calex59
Actually grape shot was linked together with a chain, raised he** with a troop formation.

That's "chain shot". Used a lot on sailing ships to tear up rigging, but also used on land. Grape shot were just bags of oversized musket balls. Later, they started putting it into metal canisters which blew apart when they left the barrel. About the same time a British artillery officer named Henry Shrapnel came up with a way to make a shell lined with grapeshot that exploded over the enemy's heads.

48 posted on 11/15/2013 11:20:25 PM PST by Hugin ( More firepower1)
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To: Castigar

Doesn’t need a ball. The shock wave will do a lot of damage on its own


49 posted on 11/16/2013 4:19:06 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: usconservative

Yes it is! :D


50 posted on 11/16/2013 9:46:24 AM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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