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Question about my most irresponsible thing......

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MShort, May 11, 2013.

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  1. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron member

    unless the kids detonate the round inside a barrel.....it is very unlikely they would face life threatening injuries.....

    smashing it with a rock/hammer or throwing it in a fire will likely send the brass flying off.....and while dangerous....it is very unlikely to be fatal.

    if a 10 year old found it.....yeah, there is a good chance they would google stupid stuff to do with it.......but chances are good theyll also find videos on how to do stupid stuff with gasoline, matches, spray paint, sparklers, ect......so does that mean we should lock kids in a padded room until they grow up?
  2. 25cschaefer

    25cschaefer Well-Known Member

    Good thing it wasn't in a school; at the local middle school, they found "a bullet" and locked down the whole building, brought in search dogs, and searched all the lockers for a gun.

    I wouldn't worry about dropping a round anywhere you are "allowed" to have a gun. I found a full 1911 magazine in a grocery store (in MT) once and took it to customer service where the lady behind the counter called over the intercom, "Attention shoppers, if you have lost a Chip McCormick magazine with Federal ammo, please pick it up at the service desk." An embarrassed man in a wheel chair rolled up to retrieve it.
  3. OilyPablo

    OilyPablo Well-Known Member

    Either it will end up on eBay or NBC nightly news.
  4. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    Three weeks ago I lost my phone and while i was rummaging around in the lost-and-found bin I found two claymores and a LAW rocket.

    All things considered the .38 won't be too big a deal. I'd guess that the odds are someone will find it and throw it in the trash can.
  5. preachnhunt

    preachnhunt Well-Known Member

    It happens. When I lived in Indiana the clerk of our church board found a live .38 in the church office and got all excited. ( I was the pastor)
    You should have seen the look on his face when I took it and said "Yep that one belongs to my wife alright."
  6. PabloJ

    PabloJ Well-Known Member

    Always wear gloves when handling ammunition. You should not have called anyone about loss of one round of ammo.
  7. ShamboPyro

    ShamboPyro Well-Known Member

    I probably would have done the same (carrying ammo loose) . It's just ammo after all.
  8. Al Thompson

    Al Thompson Moderator Staff Member

    No big deal. :)
  9. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    As everyone else has already said.

    Losing one round of ammo was not your first mistake.

    Calling the store was your first mistake.

    It's just a single round of ammo.
    It's not a vial of plutonium or Rican.

    If there is a next time?

    And keep all CCW gun owners off the local news media radar.

  10. rugerman

    rugerman Well-Known Member

    Don't beat yourself up! Its like the tv news stations, some of them will blow it up as "a terrible life destroying thing was found at the local mall we have a full crew on hand to cover this breaking news story" and another will say "free ammo found at the mall" . Not a big deal in my book.
  11. JVaughn

    JVaughn Well-Known Member

    I'm with the others, just a cartridge, no big deal.
  12. xxjumbojimboxx

    xxjumbojimboxx Well-Known Member

    Noooo thats not what im implying at all. Im just saying it's not without risk... I'm not saying that the risk is great, I'm just saying kids are dumb, We were all one once. So we know that.
  13. TennJed

    TennJed Well-Known Member

    One time as a bank branch manager our security guard came in my office with a bag if pot he found in the parking lot. He asked if he should call the police and I said let's just go in the bathroom jointly (pun intended) and flush it. We can make sure it is gone and leave it at that. I sure as heck didn't want the trouble of calling the law over it, I had too much to do. My guess is who ever found it either stuck it in their pocket or disposed of it themselves
  14. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    If you had somehow inadvertently dropped it in a preschool full of hammer wielding babies, I'd be concerned.. ammo is expensive!
  15. Robert

    Robert Moderator

    Asked, answered and going in circles.
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