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The Mexican Wedding

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by doubleg, Feb 24, 2007.

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  1. doubleg

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    It kind of looked like people were getting flagged left and right when the shooters'arms got tired from holding their pistols in the air.... Might be a bummer of a wedding to shoot a bridesmaid. ;)
     
  3. Sheldon J

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    excuse me but...

    Just what is the purpose of that? Firecrackers would be a whole heap cheaper and safer if their only goal was to make noise. Note that at the last the camera guy was calling the other one chicken.
     
  4. grimjaw

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    The happy union of the Darwin and Stupid families.

    If they weren't shooting blanks then it was extremely irresponsible. No way to avoid muzzle-sweeping the crowd in that bunch, and hearing or eye protection nonexistent.

    jm
     
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    That's a lot of guns for a country where guns are supposedly banned. Maybe they are all cops.

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  6. Prince Yamato

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    You know, they were firing straight up into the air, and according to myth busters, the trajectory and velocity of the fall would be non lethal :neener:
     
  7. Tom Servo

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    Yeesh. Notice the one guy who fires a few rounds, then hands the STILL LOADED weapon back to his friend muzzle-first.
     
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    the fall would be non lethal

    I might not die from it, but I don't even want a shallow wound containing hot lead, thx.

    "So how did you get this wound, young man?"

    "Uh, I was shot at a wedding . . ."

    Yeah, that's a source of pride.

    Sorry, seeing much too much stupidity + firearms lately.

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  9. geim druth

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    This seems really stupid, but there's a practical purpose. A friend of mine was surprized to see armed guards at his niece's wedding in Venezuela. It's not unknown for robbers to hit weddings, hold the guests at gun point, and steal everything they can. Sometimes it's good to keep your weapons hidden, and other times it's wise to advertise.
     
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    I haven't seen such a festive party since El Guapo's birthday.:)
    (obscure 3 amigos reference)
     
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    I am not sure, but it looked as if there was a guy up on the church roof next to the bell tower. I was half expecting to see him come tumbling down.
     
  12. Dorryn

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    This sort of behavior is VERY common the world over. When I was working on an archaeological excavation in Turkey, one of the villagers had a wedding.... It was three days of loud music that echoed through the village, frequent gunfire into the air, etc. Some of the people shooting were driving cars with German plates, apparently having driven down just for the wedding.

    Shooting during a wedding doesnt happen in "first-world" nations, but very frequently in others.
     
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    Good thing when you fire up in the air that those slugs never come back down.
    That could be dangerous otherwise.:D
     
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    The bride is safely marrried- The groom can not escape.
    Her brothers are now free to empty their pieces.:)
     
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    I think it's cool.

    As for the laws against firearms in Mexico, yeah, all of this is illegal. But unlike USA, they just go ignore the law. Mexican gun owners dont have imaginary ATF men in their closets. The rate of compliance with stupid laws in Mexico is low, so generally, less stupid laws are made in the future, and if the policeman thinks the law is stupid, he'll not enforce it.

    As far as the safety of shooting in the air, if a ton of people died or got injured from the practice, you would have bet it would have stopped a long time ago. But, I dont think too many died from it, or else these guys wouldnt be doing it every weekend for a hundred years or more.

    I think I was also the person that originally posted this video.
     
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    Interesting Cultural Differences

    It is always interesting to observe cultural differences. Thanks for the post.
     
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    In Mexico I believe whether or not a law is enforced by the local policia or the federales has a lot more to do with La Mordida than with the personal belief of said officers regarding the need for the law in question. In Mexico
    if you have money the laws do not generally apply to you. Kind of like how things work inside the beltway in DC.
     
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    Looks like they pay as much attention to Mexico's gun laws and they pay attention to our immigration laws. We see unfolding a prevailing pattern of lawlessness on both sides of the border.
     
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    They'll land somewhere.

    When I was younger I worked for a company that roofed in L A CA. during the winter season. We put roofs on large industrial buildings. I collected a quart jar of bullets off of old roofs. All different kinds and calibers. I guess they came from folks celebrating New Years or somethin'.
     
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    "I collected a quart jar of bullets off of old roofs. All different kinds and calibers. I guess they came from folks celebrating New Years or somethin'."

    Yep. New Year's Eve, Fourth of July, Christmas, Cinco de Mayo, Martin Luther King, Junior's Birthday, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day.... During the 35 years I lived in Los Angeles, any type of holiday and every Saturday night was a good time for a lot of people to crank off some rounds up into the sky.

    Sometimes it seemed as if it were hailing bullets. :mad:

    L.W.
     
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    Would you say they have-a plethora of pistolas?

    :p
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking
     
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    Won't hurt anyone? Wrong. every year, around New Years, bullets fron guns fired in celebration of the New Year do exactly that.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=news+years+stray+bullet&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&start=10&sa=N

    Do a search on it. You'll be amazed.

    Plus, anyone hear automatic weapons? You know, the kind that those not so nice to us these days south of the border bros might just decide to use on us when we cannot defend ourselves anymore with our way dangerous assualt weapons?

    Every day, more and more, I begin to think that drug runners and liberals have a lot more in common than simple campaign contributions. My .02 YMMV
     
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    Actually, I have a cousin who in his mid-fourties has the brain of an 8-year-old because some idiot was firing a .45 into the air here thirty-some-odd years ago. Non fatal is not harmless. :banghead:
     
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    good greif... Who's gettin married???
    just imagine what they would do on Cinco De Mayo! :uhoh:
     
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