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News: Teen hurt whacking bullets with hammer

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  1. kellyj00

    kellyj00 Member

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    Hope this isn't a duplicate.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070514...ing_bullets;_ylt=Aj35BvAhJb9iztAMcS_Pi_LMWM0F

    LAKE LUZERNE, N.Y. - A teenager who put bullets in a vise and whacked them with a hammer to empty the brass shell casings was wounded in the abdomen by approximately the 100th bullet he hit, according to Warren County deputies.


    Damion M. Mosher, 18, had been discharging .223-caliber rounds, placing them in a steel vise, putting a screwdriver on the primer, and striking the screwdriver with the hammer, deputies said.

    Deputies were called to his home in Lake Luzerne shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday when one bullet went about a half-inch into his abdomen. He was treated at Glens Falls Hospital and was released. No charges were filed.

    Mosher told authorities he was trying to empty the rounds to collect the brass casings for scrap.

    Sheriff Larry Cleveland said about 100 other rounds that Mosher hit had "fizzled," but one was somehow sent with more force. It was unclear if the bullet ricocheted or hit him directly.

    An employee of Capitol Scrap Co. in Albany said Monday the business pays $1.70 a pound for scrap brass shell casings.

    Cleveland said Mosher's shells amounted to just a few pounds.

    Lake Luzerne, at the southeastern edge of the Adirondacks, is 45 miles north of Albany.
     
  2. <SLV>

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    ... maybe Darwin was right.
     
  3. News Shooter

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    The only thing that shows up in the headline

    is

    "Teen hurt whacking.."

    :D
     
  4. General Geoff

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    Whomever owns that ammunition, is gonna be really ticked off at that kid.
     
  5. Macpherson

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    With the price of ammo these days, he'd have made more far more money selling the ammo intact :rolleyes:
     
  6. News Shooter

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    That's better

    Let's be careful out there:)
     
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    I can't believe any 18 year old would be that "not smart"! Geeeezzz!
     
  9. Mannlicher

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    I saw that yesterday, and almost died laughing. He almost qualified for a Darwin award.
     
  10. ChrisMG

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    Seriously, why not just grab some pliers and pop the bullet out then drain the powder? Wow...
     
  11. AirForceShooter

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    Time to clean the gene pool.
    It's hard to believe how stupid a person can be.

    :what:

    AFS
     
  12. Cliff47

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    I sense an Honorable Mention in this year's Darwin Award nominations.
     
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    Maybe it was an audition for the 3 Stooges.

    "Hey Moe, is this loaded"? NYUK NYUK
     
  14. sterling180

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    That is what a sensible and logical person would do,instead of a person with the characteristics of Mr Bean and Frank Spencer,from Some Mothers do ave em.Both characters were a couple of inept,comical buffoons.
     
  15. Hazzard

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    I used to have a neighbor who did the same thing. He'd put them in a vise and whack them with a hammer for kicks. It may explain why he migrated to being an anti later in life. He may have had bad experiences with ammo.
     
  16. Geronimo45

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    This guy seems dumb in so many ways...
    1. Hitting the primer of a loaded cartridge with a hammer-screwdiver.
    2. Selling empty brass to make money, when the cartridges ought to be worth a good bit more.
    One pound of brass is worth 1.70. I assume that enough empty casings to add up to one pound could cost a good bit more money. Heck, those 100 rounds could've easily sold for $10 at least.
     
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    Is it just me, or does anyone else here see a Bugs Bunny cartoon in the making?
     
  18. Red Dragon

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    isn't it illegal in some states to resell ammunition?
     
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