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    A man killed himself with his home made cannon on the 4th, and could have killed or injured others. There ought to be a law against this….

    Western Michigan Man Dies After Homemade Cannon Explodes

    A western Michigan man has died after a homemade cannon exploded while he was shooting it.

    State police said Monday that a piece of metal may have struck 46-year-old Anthony Herman in the chest.

    Herman, of Howard City, was pronounced dead about 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the scene in Newaygo County’s Croton Township, north of Grand Rapids.

    Neighbors tell WOOD-TV the cannon, which was made specifically to celebrate Independence Day, was being fired all day before the explosion.

    “I kept hearing the cannon go off,” Larry Jachim told the news station. “‘Fire in the hole!’ to alert everybody because it shakes the windows, and I’m about five houses down.”

    “They were just blowing the cannon off all through the day,” added neighbor Dan Fitzgerald, “and I don’t know if he packed it too full or something.”

    The explosion, which happened in front of several bystanders, sent shrapnel flying more than 150 yards toward neighboring homes, according to the report. Fitzgerald said a chunk of shrapnel gouged his yard and snapped the clothesline.


    So there is some common ground on weapon control?

    What we’re arguing about is where the line is drawn.

    May I suggest we start with saying no one needs enough firepower to snuff out 20 six-year-olds in 30 seconds?


    “pro lifers” are more concerned about whether terrorists on a FBI watch list can get the firepower to snuff out 20 six year olds, or 49 gays, or who knows what’s next? The gun buyer’s rights trump those innocent lives according to “pro-lifers.”

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