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Pennsylvania Man Accidentally Fires Cannonball Into Neighbor's House
Fox ^ | Sept 04, 2009

Posted on 09/04/2009 8:47:56 AM PDT by RDTF

UNIONTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania history buff who recreates firearms from old wars accidentally fired a 2-pound cannonball through the wall of his neighbor's home.

Fifty-four-year-old William Maser fired a cannonball Wednesday evening outside his home in Georges Township that ricocheted and hit a house 400 yards away.

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1 posted on 09/04/2009 8:47:56 AM PDT by RDTF
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To: RDTF

I hate when I do that also.


2 posted on 09/04/2009 8:48:46 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Liberals feed on dead Senators and babies)
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To: bmwcyle

whoops...


3 posted on 09/04/2009 8:49:31 AM PDT by shineon
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To: RDTF

Hold muh chablis.........................


4 posted on 09/04/2009 8:49:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other peoples' money...M. Thatcher)
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To: RDTF

I think a woman in Spain was doing a cannonball, too. Hmmm.


5 posted on 09/04/2009 8:49:53 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: RDTF

OMG! and he killed Stonewall Jackson!


6 posted on 09/04/2009 8:50:56 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: RDTF

This is why we need cannon control. When cannons are outlawed, only outlaws will accidentally shoot cannonballs through their neighbour’s wall.

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7 posted on 09/04/2009 8:51:30 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: RDTF
I didn't think I would be posting this again so quickly.

Rednecks Blow Up House With Cannon

This must be my lucky day!

8 posted on 09/04/2009 8:52:10 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Kennedy complained at 2:55 am to the hotel owner that he had been awoken by a noisy party.)
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To: RDTF

I wonder if homeowner’s insurance covers nutty neighbors who misfire cannonballs.


9 posted on 09/04/2009 8:52:21 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: RDTF

Good thing it wasn’t a 12-pounder.


10 posted on 09/04/2009 8:52:38 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: RDTF
No one answered the phone Friday at Maser's home.

He has a phone? Sounds like smoke signals and carrier pigeon are more his style.
11 posted on 09/04/2009 8:52:49 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (No health care reform without TORT reform!)
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To: RDTF

What a awesome headline!


12 posted on 09/04/2009 8:53:34 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just say no to Soylent Green health care)
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To: Voter62vb

wrong one... hers was an eight story cannonball....


13 posted on 09/04/2009 8:53:50 AM PDT by Americanwolf ("Mary Jo Kopechne finally gets to face Ted, on her ground")
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To: RDTF

“Hello, Allstate?”


14 posted on 09/04/2009 8:54:01 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: RDTF


"Cannonball!"
15 posted on 09/04/2009 8:55:54 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Welcome to the Revolution.)
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To: RDTF

No one should die because they cannot afford cannon insurance, and no one should go broke because they get a cannon fired into their living room. If you agree, please post this as your status for the rest of the day.


16 posted on 09/04/2009 8:56:07 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (No health care reform without TORT reform!)
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To: RDTF

oooops


17 posted on 09/04/2009 8:56:31 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: RDTF

I wonder, does anyone know if Hallmark makes a card for this? ;-)


18 posted on 09/04/2009 8:57:02 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: RDTF
Hmmphh..must have been shooting at the "hottentots"..


19 posted on 09/04/2009 8:57:43 AM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: RDTF

In years past one might have said good shot there chap.


20 posted on 09/04/2009 8:58:07 AM PDT by A message (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days until Jim Thompson is President)
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To: RDTF

Is this a “Hold ma Beer” moment?


21 posted on 09/04/2009 9:01:16 AM PDT by luv2ndamend (May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. — Samue)
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To: RDTF

Hey folks, it was a ricochet, could happen to anyone.


22 posted on 09/04/2009 9:01:17 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Kartographer

LOL!


23 posted on 09/04/2009 9:02:52 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: tet68

heheh...


24 posted on 09/04/2009 9:03:27 AM PDT by rlmorel (Mary Jo Kopechne is now available for comment.-August 25, 2009)
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To: RDTF

"A cannonball? How crude. Perhaps Mr. Maser would be interested in advanced weaponery ... like a "laser"."

25 posted on 09/04/2009 9:05:37 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: shineon

2 pounds? Was it a potato cannon?


26 posted on 09/04/2009 9:07:47 AM PDT by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: RDTF

that’s Fayette County....if you’ve ever been there, you wouldn’t ask why or how....


27 posted on 09/04/2009 9:08:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tet68
that ricocheted and hit a house 400 yards away

If it could ricochet and still go through a wall 400 yards away, I would call that a pretty powerful cannon.... A rather unlikely scenario.

One begins to suspect that there was no ricochet, and that instead Mr. Maser simply failed to check the direction of his shot.

28 posted on 09/04/2009 9:08:39 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: BerniesFriend

We shall not fear the Hottentot
For we have the Maxim Gun, and he has not.’ - Ndebele, Belloc


29 posted on 09/04/2009 9:10:46 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Do you have enough Zeros in your life?)
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To: RDTF
I live within earshot of Shiloh, Corinth, Hatchie Bridge and Farmington. This happens more often that people think. Usually its a neophyte with a new cannon that fires a cannon with solid shot.
30 posted on 09/04/2009 9:13:35 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: RDTF

Been a long time since I have heard of this happening. Years!


31 posted on 09/04/2009 9:15:40 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rlmorel

Sign on limber.

Not responsible for objects coming from road.

Keep back 401 feet.


32 posted on 09/04/2009 9:15:44 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Whoop, yards!

Always proofread, you never can tell when one will bounce.


33 posted on 09/04/2009 9:17:01 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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34 posted on 09/04/2009 9:17:17 AM PDT by sticker
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To: RDTF
The cannonball, about two inches in diameter, smashed through a window and a wall before landing in a closet. Authorities say nobody was hurt.

State police charged Maser with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

No one answered the phone Friday at Maser's home. He tells WPXI-TV recreating 19th century cannons is a longtime hobby. He says he is sorry and he will stop shooting them on his property, about 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh

I'll say so!

35 posted on 09/04/2009 9:17:51 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Now THAT is funny.


36 posted on 09/04/2009 9:19:40 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: RDTF

Imagine explaining this to your insurance company.


37 posted on 09/04/2009 9:20:16 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrat - The new Party of National Socialism. Pelosi and Kosmas - founding members.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


38 posted on 09/04/2009 9:24:16 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: vetvetdoug

I hear ya. Youtube if full of goobers who do not take the time to understand or properly fire their piece.


39 posted on 09/04/2009 9:24:34 AM PDT by flying Elvis ("In...War, the errors which proceed from a spirit of benevolence are the worst" Clausewitz.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
that’s Fayette County....if you’ve ever been there, you wouldn’t ask why or how....

Fayette Nam

40 posted on 09/04/2009 9:30:39 AM PDT by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

LOL!!


41 posted on 09/04/2009 9:31:23 AM PDT by RDTF ("I'm pretty sure this is a 2 man job once the shooting starts")
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To: RDTF

“Nobody expects the Cannonball.”


42 posted on 09/04/2009 9:35:31 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: RDTF

And I thought I had difficult neighbors!


43 posted on 09/04/2009 9:45:40 AM PDT by TurtleUp (flag@whitehouse.gov <------- So this is how liberty dies - to thunderous applause!)
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To: TurtleUp

.....And I thought I had difficult neighbors!....

That’s what my neighbor said just before he put the house up for sale.

I’m keeping my grass well mowed so it will sell ASAP.


44 posted on 09/04/2009 9:48:13 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . fasl el-khital)
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To: RDTF

I hate that when that happens.

No , really, I did it .... well kinda.

Very very long story. Must tell it to you sometime.


45 posted on 09/04/2009 9:50:36 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: RDTF

Hey, Joe, you ever fire a cannon? No? Hold muh beer and watch this!


46 posted on 09/04/2009 9:52:23 AM PDT by calex59 (Hope for a new job counts for creating a job! The dimwits are truly insane.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

i had some fun with that one yesterday.


47 posted on 09/04/2009 9:53:28 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: sticker

Great minds think alike. First thing I thought of only I thought of the original. “You know what I like about trees?”:)


48 posted on 09/04/2009 9:54:18 AM PDT by calex59 (Hope for a new job counts for creating a job! The dimwits are truly insane.)
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To: RDTF

Peter Griffin?


49 posted on 09/04/2009 9:56:51 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Well, THAT was fun! LOL!


50 posted on 09/04/2009 9:57:41 AM PDT by Ladysmith ("A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize." Rush Limbaugh)
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