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  •  I'm Not Going To Go The Wingnut Outrage Route (2+ / 0-)
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    Boris49, FrankRose

    As in "OMFG someone said something stupid !!!!!!"

    The point stands - does someone want to spend months and tens of thousands of dollars to take one shot at an airplane that will do roughly as much damage as a migrating goose?  Not to mention the risk of illegally purchasing the gun (because a legitimate purchase would lead right to the owner).  It's a 1 in 10,000 chance of success and a 100% chance of getting caught.

    Compare that to a Saudi Arabian with a box cutter.

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 09:08:44 AM PST

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    •  1 in 10,000 ? Got a link for that ? (0+ / 0-)
      that will do roughly as much damage as a migrating goose?

      The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimates the problem costs US aviation 400 million dollars annually and has resulted in over 200 worldwide deaths since 1988.[26] In the United Kingdom, the Central Science Laboratory estimates[6] that, worldwide, the cost of birdstrikes to airlines is around US$1.2 billion annually. This cost includes direct repair cost and lost revenue opportunities while the damaged aircraft is out of service. Estimating that 80% of bird strikes are unreported, there were 4,300 bird strikes listed by the United States Air Force and 5,900 by US civil aircraft in 2003.

      "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

      by indycam on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 10:11:34 AM PST

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