Pasco County Sheriff: Don’t Shoot #HurricaneIrma, She’ll Shoot Back [VIDEO]

by Nina Bookout on September 10, 2017

Something that was started as a way to get a little comedic relief took on a life of its own.

Some Americans preparing for Hurricane Irma are coming up with unusual ways to show their defiance.

They are planning to fire bullets into the storm or use flame throwers and lasers to show their resistance – although there’s no way to stop the path of a hurricane.

So far Irma has left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean, affecting an estimated 1.2m people.

More than 43,000 people have signed up to shoot at Hurricane Irma.

“A combination of stress and boredom made me start the event,” explains Ryon Edwards, who created it on Facebook.

Stress and boredom hmmm? This was done as a way to “lighten the mood?” In many ways it did, given the responses.

Isn’t this just going to make the weather madder?” asks one.

“Are liberals allowed to throw pillows? (asking for a friend)” says another.

“It’s time we took a stand against this bully!” reads the event description.

“This is our home, nobody drives us out of our own territory.

“Join me in this fight as we shoot flames at Hurricane Irma and dissipate her on the spot.”

One person has asked if bringing Flaming Hot Cheetos (the American version of Wotsits) will work.

Ok, the Flaming Hot Cheetos might do the trick. But if not, supposedly pushing the storm in another direction will help. If that doesn’t work, try leaning into the 120+ mph wind gusts and screaming at the storm. 

Which would probably be about as effective as Al Gore’s carbon footprint magically shrinking, but I digress.

Ryon Edwards, Shoot #HurricaneIrma Event Planner

Ryon and his pals were more than a little surprised at the reaction. The FaceBook event went viral, and media all over the world picked up the story. The jokes were either writing themselves or had an assist from classical references to certain TV shows.

It was all fun and games until late Saturday night when the Sheriff showed up. RUH ROH!!

Yes, you see what goes up typically does come back down….a LOT faster. Dodging bullets can put a definite crimp in the party!

The responses to the Pasco Sheriff’s tweet were weird, stupid, and amusing.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s department has a lot on their hands right now since Irma has landed.

This morning Pasco Sheriff sent this tweet.

And this, just a little while ago.

It would be great if the Shoot Irma party-goers would help spread the word. Meanwhile, Irma is going to do her thing. Mother Nature is going to flex her muscles until she gets tired, and law enforcement, including Pasco County Sheriff, will also have to educate more idiots.

Ya think??!! I predict a Simpson’s episode channeling the Shoot Irma idiocy in 3, 2, 1…

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Scott September 10, 2017 at 11:10 am

Maybe it’s just me, but i can imagine Ryon sitting in a drum circle with other snowflakes… and he really doesn’t look like someone who should be allowed near firearms… or animals… or small children…

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Nina September 10, 2017 at 11:38 am

A drum circle?? Yeah, that definitely fits!! LOL

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GWB September 11, 2017 at 6:44 am

That would have been nothing more than a silly FB jaunt – except morons really do stupid things with firearms. Like, every year, Guamorons* shoot their firearms into the air to celebrate Christmas, or New Years, or 4th of July.

(* That is a portmanteau of my own making, to distinguish the idiots from the rest of the Hafa Adai folks.)

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GWB September 11, 2017 at 6:49 am

That really should be “Chamoron” – Chamorro and moron.
But some of the idiots aren’t locals (at least not originally).
Meh, you decide.

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