Yup, this is typical.
When I was deployed to Iraq they would shoot guns off for weddings, soccer games (if their team won), and other celebratory functions.
Then you'd hear about bullets coming back down and hurting/killing someone innocent.
And no, they weren't blanks. They were your standard 7.62mm bullets for AK-47s.
'06 BMW E46 ///
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