Out of a “combination of stress and boredom” a Florida man came up with a way to fight back against Hurricane Irma: firing bullets at it. The idea has naturally captured peoples’ imaginations – with over 84,000 signing up to join in.
Ryon Edwards, 22, started a Facebook “event” for today titled “Shoot At Hurricane Irma”. The event drew 29,000 attendee, but it’s unclear how many people actually fired their weapons into the approaching storm.
The facebook event prompted Pasco County, north of Tampa, sheriff’s officers to warn citizens not to shoot guns into the air.
Ryon Edwards, of Daytona Beach Shores, added an update Sunday morning to his wildly popular Facebook post, saying he’s “learned that about 50% of the world could not understand sarcasm to save their lives.”