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    Default Re: Bellwood school teaches sounds of gun shots

    how many times do you actually hear firecrackers away from 4th of July or New Years
    This is a joke, right?
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    Default Re: Bellwood school teaches sounds of gun shots

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    This is a joke, right?
    I’d assume no: I’m not sure I’ve ever heard them outside of those times.
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    Default Re: Bellwood school teaches sounds of gun shots

    Quote Originally Posted by PAMedic=F|A= View Post
    I’d assume no: I’m not sure I’ve ever heard them outside of those times.

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    Default Re: Bellwood school teaches sounds of gun shots

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    This is a joke, right?
    You can add living near Chinatown during the Chinese New Year which is around the end of January to the beginning of February this year is the year of the Rat that started on January 25th. Firecrackers are a pretty unusual thing during the regular course of the day especially in the daytime.
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    Default Re: Bellwood school teaches sounds of gun shots

    "firecrackers" are pretty impossible to confuse for gunshots vs a single, or small volley of fireworks.

    I dunno... I guess it depends on HOW they do the "comparisons" and WHAT they are "setting off".
    Maybe in a controlled setting (at the school), you could pull it off well enough to "teach" the difference vs what I routinely hear "around here".

    I think I know a little about how guns sound - different types make different sounds... but in an urban/suburban setting, it's not easy to determine gunshots from other sources. Buildings, terrain, etc combined with varying distances can make it tough to tell what it was.

    The "pace" and number of "bangs" is more telling than one, singular "bang".
    I heard gunshots a week or so ago and it was clear from the "rhythm" that it was gunshots. I always try to mentally play back the sounds in my head and note the number of shots in case I need to call it in. I told my wife that I heard gunshots, but it wasn't "line of sight distance" from our house - since it wasn't real close, I wasn't calling it in. Turned out to be about 3/4 mile from the house - further than I had thought.

    Not really sure where I was going with this other than to say that I don't know how valuable their "lesson" was to the school personnel. Depends on what was taught.
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    Default Re: Bellwood school teaches sounds of gun shots

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    Not really sure where I was going with this other than to say that I don't know how valuable their "lesson" was to the school personnel. Depends on what was taught.
    Valid point. I think they want them to be able to tell the difference in a school environment.
    Either way I would think in this day and age . there will be a tendency to lean on the side of "caution".
    Plus the bright side is , people will clap for the school instead of asking what ever happened the the board member with a car load of drugs...

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