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https://www.foxnews.com/us/denver-woman-not-guilty-floyd-protest

I have to say I'm a little surprised.  Wondering how this might impact similar cases.
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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2021, 01:00:26 PM »

The feds filing charges in 10,9,8,7............
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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2021, 01:02:09 PM »

One of my customers put a train horn in his car, just for situations like that. Well, and for funz.
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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2021, 03:26:04 PM »

One of my customers put a train horn in his car, just for situations like that. Well, and for funz.

Didn't know those were still available. I used to see those in the old J.C. Whitney catalogs 50 or 60 years ago.

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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2021, 04:30:40 PM »

Didn't know those were still available. I used to see those in the old J.C. Whitney catalogs 50 or 60 years ago.

J. C. Whitney is now CarParts.com.  They don't appear to have as much cool stuff as the original J. C. Whitney, however.  No joy on train horns.
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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2021, 07:44:50 PM »

One of my customers put a train horn in his car, just for situations like that. Well, and for funz.
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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2021, 08:39:06 PM »

You can buy canned boat horns, such as used to be found at sports events. I think they were outlawed there because of potential hearing damage to fellow sports fans.  It is no joke to toot one next to someone's ear.

https://www.amazon.com/canned-air-horn/s?k=canned+air+horn

But you have to ether stick them out the window (inadvisable in the subject situation) OR rig a remote trigger puller from the engine compartment to inside the car.

I got one for emergency signaling.  The effers are effin LOUD!

If I'm remembering correctly, aircraft electrical systems are 400 Hz and 24 volts.  The 400Hz is because transformers and other ironbound things need less iron core (are lighter) for 400 HZ than for 60 Hz, and hum filtering is far less difficult at 400 Hertzes than at 60 of them.

For the landing lights, incandescent ones would work on DC.

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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2021, 10:16:27 PM »

I've got a couple of the canned air boat horns on my boat. They are very loud.
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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2021, 10:21:05 PM »

A S.O.G. commando in Vietnam was looking to try interesting tactics in response to ambushes so he spray painted one of those horns black and taped it to his harness. On an insertion his team was ambushed and he tried blowing it. It was so loud and unexpected it stopped the attack and gave his team enough time to get out of the fight and flee.
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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2021, 10:59:43 PM »

A S.O.G. commando in Vietnam was looking to try interesting tactics in response to ambushes so he spray painted one of those horns black and taped it to his harness. On an insertion his team was ambushed and he tried blowing it. It was so loud and unexpected it stopped the attack and gave his team enough time to get out of the fight and flee.

Haysus Aitch Cripes, don't let President Biden know about this.  It would become another recommended "tactic" (cough, giggle, cough) for home defense, like firing a shotgun in the air.

I suspect the only time most political critters have cleared a room was when they farted.

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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2021, 12:44:22 AM »

Haysus Aitch Cripes, don't let President Biden know about this.  It would become another recommended "tactic" (cough, giggle, cough) for home defense, like firing a shotgun in the air.

I suspect the only time most political critters have cleared a room was when they farted.

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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2021, 02:19:27 AM »

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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2021, 02:36:05 AM »

Heh... Finding them ain't all that hard. I think he used an air source that would have been running airbags on the car. And yeah, one of my customers has a completely slammed Eldo...
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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2021, 07:42:58 AM »

""The reason I was in front of the car was to make sure everyone was safe and to get this lady to stop from running over protesters,"

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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2021, 08:36:39 AM »

Glad to see this. Especially since the media - even Fox News - was saying she "ran over" a protestor. If you watch the video, she did no such thing.
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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2021, 10:16:20 AM »

Glad to see this. Especially since the media - even Fox News - was saying she "ran over" a protestor. If you watch the video, she did no such thing.

When did that start having to anything with what is being reported?
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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2021, 12:13:52 PM »

J. C. Whitney is now CarParts.com. 

I didn't know that. Thank you.

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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2021, 02:37:49 PM »

Heh... Finding them ain't all that hard. I think he used an air source that would have been running airbags on the car. And yeah, one of my customers has a completely slammed Eldo...

The "train horns" that J.C. Whitney sold in the 1950s and '60s weren't air horns, they were electric. Amazon has something that might do the job, but the old ones weren't in pairs, and they weren't "snail" horns.

https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Waterproof-Double-Speakers-Motorcycle/dp/B08MVXM36F/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=diesel+train+horn&qid=1626028323&sr=8-10

If memory serves correctly (which it may not), they were externally the same as the classic "Aah-ooh-gah" horns:
https://www.amazon.com/Pit-Bull-CHIH312-Classic-Antique/dp/B0039M7NHY/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=ah-ooh-gah+horn&qid=1626028555&sr=8-3

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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2021, 04:09:09 PM »

Acquitted, but the process is the punishment.
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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2021, 07:56:14 AM »

Acquitted, but the process is the punishment.

This is true. This person is likely in hock for legal fees and dealing with a lot of other fallout thanks to the MSM.
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Re: Denver: driver acquitted of attempting to run over rioter/protester
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2021, 11:23:25 AM »

https://hornblasters.com/

Those are air horns. The ones J.C. Whitney used to sell were all electric, they weren't air horns.