Stop Shooting At Hurricane Irma: Florida Police

September 10, 2017

Florida’s Pasco County police department had to warn residents Saturday to not shoot guns at Hurricane Irma, adding that firing at the storm “won’t make it turn around.” A very odd statement to have to make.


It turns out the trend gained traction after Ryon Edwards and Zeke Murphy created a Facebook event as a joke called “Shoot at Hurricane Irma” out of stress and boredom. As of Sunday morning, 54,000 were marked as “interested” and 27,000 as “going.”

When the event time neared, Edwards clarified, “Well guys, it’s here. The moment we’ve been waiting for. It was cool to see the response this got from Facebook. On another note, I’ve learned that about 50 percent of the world could not understand sarcasm to save their lives. Carry on.”

This February 4, 2013 photo illustration in Manassas, Virginia, shows a Remington 20-gauge semi-automatic shotgun, a Colt AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, a Colt .45 semi-auto handgun, a Walther PK380 semi-auto handgun and various ammunition clips with a copy of the US Constitution on top of the American flag. US President Barack Obama Monday heaped pressure on Congress for action "soon" on curbing gun violence. Obama made a pragmatic case for legislation on the contentious issue, arguing that just because political leaders could not save every life, they should at least try to save some victims of rampant gun crime. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

The Pasco County Sheriff’s department had stated there had thankfully been no incidents of guns being shot at the hurricane because of this posting.

Written By : Mat Hylan / Twitter @mat_hylan