Referred to the VC technique of having soldiers fire their AK-47s into the air when U.S. planes were overhead. It didn’t do much, but there was always the chance that something vital would be hit, and it made the soldiers feel better.
I just had a paper accepted recounting a death from an air rifle. The reviewer wants some revisions, but it is a wonderful feeling to finally get it finished. Now, if I can get my two talks for the Colby conference finished over the weekend, I’ll really have accomplished something.