What a jerk! Hope he gets the maximum sentence.
The only gun laws that will work is the one that would keep guns out of the hands of Crazy Idiots like this guy. Then again if you take his gun he would throw rocks. If someone is intent on doing something; they will find away. Luckily he missed the pilot! I only hope that he gets plenty of time to ponder his actions while he cools his heals in a cell.
@F16jetJock - If you read the story, you will see that this is not the first time he has done it. He had video taped himself doing it 2007, and the incident that brought charges happened in 2008. In the 2007 incident alone he fired a total of 23 shots at a crop duster.
This guy is a loose cannon, and clearly intended to shoot the aircraft down and commit murder. He needs to be dealt with harshly.
A crop duster gets shot at by a habitual gun offender, another pilot gets grazed by a bullet in the head and a law enforcement officer jokes about shooting down a glider pilot legally flying near a nuclear plant. That's just the Flying news from the last few weeks.
Everyone in America is getting shot at these days so why should pilots be any different?
There's an amendment that guarantees your right to own a gun but there is no such amendment that protects you from being shot at. Should we be allowed to mount guns on our planes so that we can fend off anti-aircraft fire?
I'd like to see the look on that guys face if the crop duster swooped back around and returned fire.
Alas, I'd rather take my chances with the guy throwing rocks at my plane instead.
The NRA is trolling these blogs.