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Discharging a firearm within city limits is illegal in most jurisdictions, as is handling a firearm while drunk.

Those bullets come back down, and can kill innocent bystanders. From a website called "How Stuff Works.": The saying "What goes up must come down" is an appropriate starting point. If you fire a gun into the air, the bullet will travel up to a mile high (depending on the angle of the shot and the power of the gun). Once it reaches its apogee, the bullet will fall. Air resistance limits its speed, but bullets are designed to be fairly aerodynamic, so the speed is still quite lethal if the bullet happens to hit someone. In rural areas, the chance of hitting someone is remote because the number of people is low. In crowded cities, however, the probability rises dramatically, and people get killed quite often by stray bullets.

Here's one example: On New Year's Eve 2017, Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Armando Martinez, stepped outside a home and suddenly felt as if he'd been struck with a sledgehammer. After he was rushed to the hospital, it turned out that he'd been struck on the top of the head by a falling .223-caliber bullet. A fragment of the round penetrated the top of his skull and lodged itself in the top layer of his brain, requiring surgery to remove it, according to CNN.

Two things, first, the POS with a semi-automatic rifle was shooting indiscriminately, the officer can't see who he was targeting, it might be his neighbor, planes flying overhead, but as noted above he was putting people's lives at risk. If I'm that cop, I'm not going to warn him before I take the shot, because he might turn the gun on me.

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