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    "An incident involving a man hanging out of a moving vehicle brandishing an AK-47 assault rifle and firing shots into the air around Temple University’s main campus in North Philadelphia has led to the arrest of three people but no injuries, according to authorities."

    https://www.inquirer.com/news/ak-47-...-20210821.html

    "The DA’s Office has filed charges of risking catastrophe, propulsion of missiles into occupied vehicles, Firearms Act violations, and conspiracy against Sizer, Robinson, and Perez."

    What kind of charge is that? Is that an actual law?
    Wheaties aren't made out of the same stuff today as they were 40 years ago.

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    Heard about that a few days ago,glad the bastardos were caught.I don't know what kind of armpit hairs the gunman must have been smoking but I hope that the DA's colorful charges lead to a lengthy prison stay.
    There are no pacts between lions and men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparks View Post
    "An incident involving a man hanging out of a moving vehicle brandishing an AK-47 assault rifle and firing shots into the air around Temple University*s main campus in North Philadelphia has led to the arrest of three people but no injuries, according to authorities."

    https://www.inquirer.com/news/ak-47-...-20210821.html

    "The DA*s Office has filed charges of risking catastrophe, propulsion of missiles into occupied vehicles, Firearms Act violations, and conspiracy against Sizer, Robinson, and Perez."

    What kind of charge is that? Is that an actual law?
    Pa Criminal Statutes


    18 Pa CSA § 2707. Propulsion of missiles into an occupied vehicle or onto a roadway.

    (a) Occupied vehicles.--Whoever intentionally throws, shoots or propels a rock, stone, brick, or piece of iron, steel or other like metal, or any deadly or dangerous missile, or fire bomb, into a vehicle or instrumentality of public transportation that is occupied by one or more persons commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.

    (b) Roadways.--Whoever intentionally throws, shoots, drops or causes to be propelled any solid object, from an overpass or any other location adjacent to or on a roadway, onto or toward said roadway shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree.

    (July 16, 1975, P.L.62, No.37; Dec. 21, 1998, P.L.1103, No.149, eff. 60 days)



    1998 Amendment. Act 149 amended subsec. (b).
    IANAL

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    So, it's a misdemeanor offence which warrants a slap on the wrist. That'll teach him.
    Wheaties aren't made out of the same stuff today as they were 40 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparks View Post
    So, it's a misdemeanor offence which warrants a slap on the wrist. That'll teach him.
    Yep, deserves the same punishment as a few ten year olds tossing water balloons at passing cars! You know, because bullets and water balloons do the same damage.

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    Wondering. 9mm bullet fires 1500 ft per second which cause a lot of damage, what's the speed falling by gravity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ideaman View Post
    Wondering. 9mm bullet fires 1500 ft per second which cause a lot of damage, what's the speed falling by gravity?
    Terminal velocity is around 300fps for a falling object.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparks View Post
    So, it's a misdemeanor offence which warrants a slap on the wrist. That'll teach him.
    Quote Originally Posted by Manxdriver View Post
    Yep, deserves the same punishment as a few ten year olds tossing water balloons at passing cars! You know, because bullets and water balloons do the same damage.
    An M1 offense comes with a potential 5 year sentence and up to $10k fine; 2 years $5k for M2.
    Last edited by tl_3237; August 23rd, 2021 at 06:13 PM.
    IANAL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxdriver View Post
    Yep, deserves the same punishment as a few ten year olds tossing water balloons at passing cars! You know, because bullets and water balloons do the same damage.
    Fill it with paint and drop it off an over pass.

    Freeze it and watch it blow through the windshield.


    These laws were made due to people attacking motorists passing through cities/urban areas.

    Remember the people being killed from rocks being thrown?

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    I caught the missle charge for throwing snowballs at cars when i was a kid.

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