Mythbusters negligent discharge

    The Mythbusters negligently discharged a canon, firing a canonball right though a suburban home, situated 700 yards from their test range, and before bouncing off another house and into a minivan.

    This is a classic negligent discharge, I should never have happened. Col. Cooper’s 4th rule of gun safety is “Identify your target, and what is behind it“. If your weapon is a huge piece of artillery, your target is a flimsy concrete barrier, and behind the target is a neighborhood, then you don’t fire!

    [ Many thanks to Rob, Sven & Blake who sent this in. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!