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I hate to see him cave in and not shoot this year but maybe it's for the best. I think I might have took up donations for the fine and lit the fuse, but I wouldn't have risked loosing those beautiful cannons.

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Firing that piece in a residential neighborhood would have been a bit much. Discretion is the better part of valor. I don't shoot mine anywhere but at the range.

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If he were my neighbor I would have bought him the powder and fuse.

It's now legal to sell fireworks in Iowa but most towns have ordinances agains firing them off within the city limits! Most do it anyway......and I applaud them even if it wakes me up!
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Fireworks that go up in the air or boom are still illegal in Minn. but the St. Cloud area sounds like a war zone on the Fourth of July.
Not as loud this year, fireworks are not getting cheaper, but my sig. house is on a hill and you can look out after sunset and see locals shooting off their mortars in the distance.
Last year I shot off dozens of mortar rounds at a place only quarter mile from the police station.
Her neighbor across the street bought a few big ones and you could feel the concussion when the mortar round fired off.

Many Minn. towns on the week of the 4th let people have their fun.

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The story quotes him as saying he's "Certified." what exactly does that mean?
Who officially certifies someone for muzzle loading artillery in WI (or any other state, for that matter)?
If there was an ordinance (an Ordnance Ordinance, if you will) against it, I have no sympathy for him getting fined.
Know the laws, people, before you set stuff off!

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The story quotes him as saying he's "Certified." what exactly does that mean?
Who officially certifies someone for muzzle loading artillery in WI (or any other state, for that matter)?
If there was an ordinance (an Ordnance Ordinance, if you will) against it, I have no sympathy for him getting fined.
Know the laws, people, before you set stuff off!



p51,
This is my certification that I completed a muzzle loading safety course given by The United States Field Artillery Association, Loyal Train of Artillery Chapter.


I have to think it counts for something.
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Zulu,
Wow. I grew up messing around with muzzle loading artillery, and even fired modern breechloading stuff when I could on active duty.
I'd never even heard of this before just now.

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Fireworks that go up in the air or boom are still illegal in Minn. but the St. Cloud area sounds like a war zone on the Fourth of July.


This is also true in the Party's Republic of California; the across the street neighbors were launching mortar-fired star shells for half an hour and you could see aerial bursts all around the area, notwithstanding all of the fancy signs posted saying $1000 fine for illegal fireworks.


Another example of unequal protection of the law.

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Where I used to fire every 4th of July... at the annual cookout by the pond. I didn't fire any heart stopping loads. We did loudly call out a warning. Several neighbors came over at various times. I explained all our safety precautions. I let them fire it. Sometimes neighbors would request more! I spread 21 shots over an afternoon... about hourly... when the pond was clear of boat traffic. Everybody seemed to enjoy it.


My inlaws sold the house this year to settle the estate.



I know a person who shall remain nameless who gets a noise permit every year from the PD. It costs $5. There's a narrow strip of sand directly across from his house and the bay beyond... He wheels his cannon over there. Somebody always calls the Police who tell the complainant "He has a permit." He said it was the best $5 he spent all year!
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