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    167.30 40 rods?

    "167.30 Use of firearms, etc., near park, etc. Any person
    who shall discharge or cause the discharge of any missile from any
    firearm, slung shot, bow and arrow or other weapon, within 40
    rods of any public park, square or enclosure owned or controlled
    by any municipality within this state and resorted to for recreation
    or pleasure, when such park, square or enclosure is wholly situated without the limits of such municipality, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding 60 days or by fine
    of not more than $25 nor less than one dollar."

    http://legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/Stat0167.pdf



    I was studying up on 167.31 and read 167.30. How far is 40 rods?????

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    I was studying up on 167.31 and read 167.30. How far is 40 rods?????[/QUOTE]

    A quick Google search brings up approximately 5.5 yards. If this is correct 40 rods is roughly 220 yards.

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    Ok, so Wiki shows a rod as

    1 rod= 16+1⁄2 feet= 5+1⁄2 yards= 1⁄4 chain= 5.0292 metres

    So 40 rods should be about 660 feet. Or 160 chains?
    I got to say, I have never seen the use of rods... That law must be super old eh?

    http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_(unit)
    Last edited by AaronS; 12-27-2010 at 01:34 PM.

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    Reading the entire statute just seemed like it is really outdated. I like the fine too, 1-25 dollars or up to 60 days in jail!

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    Rods are so outdated; I use Cubits exclusively nowadays.
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    spare the rod, spoil the child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McX View Post
    spare the rod, spoil the child.




    (he said discharge)
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    Quote Originally Posted by McX View Post
    spare the rod, spoil the child.
    Give a child a fish, feed him for a day.
    Teach a child to fish, feed him for a lifetime.

    Aren't we talking about fishing rods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phred View Post

    Aren't we talking about fishing rods?

    There is a George Micheal joke there somewhere. Alas I am too mature to go there.


    Any person who shall discharge.... other weapon, within 40
    rods of any public park, square or enclosure owned or controlled
    by any municipality

    Keeping our parks safe since 1848!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plankton View Post
    Rods are so outdated; I use Cubits exclusively nowadays.
    Royal Cubits?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronS View Post
    Ok, so Wiki shows a rod as

    1 rod= 16+1⁄2 feet= 5+1⁄2 yards= 1⁄4 chain= 5.0292 metres

    So 40 rods should be about 660 feet. Or 160 chains?
    I got to say, I have never seen the use of rods... That law must be super old eh?

    http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_(unit)
    I paid attention in school...well...in math class, anyway.

    A rod is 5.5 yards, 40 rods is a furlong (also 660 feet) which is an eighth of a mile.

    660/5280 = .125 = 1/8

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Don View Post
    I paid attention in school...well...in math class, anyway.

    A rod is 5.5 yards, 40 rods is a furlong (also 660 feet) which is an eighth of a mile.

    660/5280 = .125 = 1/8

    Rods work great if you're building an ark...

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