09 June 2007

Unfortunately, We'll Always Have Paris

Here's why I'm so displeased that Paris Hilton (et al.) has gotten off so lightly. Weapons are essentially means of transferring kinetic energy to a target.

Drunk Celebrity's Weapon 9mm SIG-Sauer P226 Cadillac Escalade
Impact Mass 8g (0.008kg) 2725kg
Impact Velocity 320 m/s
(at 25 m)
21 m/s
Transfer Impulse ~820 N
~1,200,000 N

Care to guess which individual who has gotten caught playing with that weapon while intoxicated is going to get a longer sentence?