November 16, 2013 12:09 pm -

Okay, it wasn’t exactly a gun, but now we may need cannon control.

Police say 52-year-old Brian Malta fired his replica cannon — loaded with charges but no cannonballs — at his neighbor over a “civil dispute.”

Instead of artillery, the charges were apparently held in place by wadded paper or foil. Police say the blasts could be heard miles away…

Malta was released on a $2,500 bail. His attorney, Parker MacKay said Friday that Malta is upstanding citizen and that “the truth will come out in court.”