I would tell you how much pizza I ate for lunch, and how deliciously awful it was, but that would be rude and unbecoming.
How to tell if it was a gunshot or fireworks: gunshots don’t echo, fireworks do.
thaNK YOU SO MUCH
the fact that anyone might commonly need to know this terrifies me
the fact that someone says “the fact that anyone might commonly need to know this terrifies me” terrifies me like clearly you did not grow up in the south and i feel sorry for u
Well - it’s just not true, anyway.
Gunshots echo just like ANY other sound.
What is the difference between Gunshots and Fireworks?
• Gunshots have a flatter sound and do not have several echoes like fireworks.
• Fireworks start with a whistling sound and then produce a pop sound.
• Fireworks do not follow a pattern whereas there are fewer gunshots but with regular or set pattern.
Research doesn’t really matter here, does it? I can hear gun fire several times a week in my neighborhood—despite city ordinances not allowing that. I can also hear fireworks almost weekly—again, not allowed. From my living room, I can’t hear the whistling sound. I’ve also never heard echoes on either sound. I guess ‘cause of all the trees?
Gunshots and a pattern confuse me. It’s about how many times—and how quickly—someone pulls that trigger. It’s pretty amazing how fast you can pull a trigger sometimes. Or how randomly.
I know my city now has multiple “gun shot” recognition towers that just sit there, passively (or so I’m told) waiting for gun shots to be recorded, and then they triangulate an area to make it easier for the PD to find it. I’d like to think they pick up gun shots differently than large fireworks?