Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Teen Hurt Whacking Bullets With Hammer

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Bruce333, May 14, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Bruce333

    Bruce333 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2005
    Messages:
    1,014
    Location:
    Smithfield NC
    Didn't find this one posted yet:

    http://www.wral.com/news/strange/story/1413503/

    I guess he never heard of a bullet puller...
     
  2. SoCalShooter

    SoCalShooter Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Messages:
    3,091
    Location:
    That's for me to know and not you!
    Why the hell would he be doing that? Its a lot safer and easier just to shoot the stuff if you want the brass. Stupid kids. Seriously by a 15 dollar bullet puller and di it that way.
     
  3. oweno

    oweno Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    265
    Location:
    was NH, now FL
    My Uncle Billy did this very thing when a boy (around 1900). He literally put out his eye which was a godsend for generations of mothers in Chicopee Falls who used him as an example as to what would happen if you did anything dangerous. "You know why Billy Murphy has that glass eye? Stop doing <fill-in-blank>.

    Billy was, btw, a cousin not an uncle but in those days children addressed elder cousins as 'aunt' and 'uncle'.

    When I was 12 or so, Uncle Billy showed up at Christmas with a single-shot
    .22 for me and he, at once, zoomed to the top of my list of favorite relatives. He worked at Stevens Arms and I'll bet he got a 'good deal' on that rifle.
     
  4. Mr White

    Mr White Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,207
    Location:
    Central PA
    Damion Mosher, you're still alive and therefore are disqualified from receiving your Darwin Award, but, as a consolation prize...

    Here's your sign.
     
  5. ArfinGreebly

    ArfinGreebly Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    11,690
    Location:
    North Idaho
    Here's Your Sign

    :D

    Indeed.

    :D
     
  6. budney

    budney member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2007
    Messages:
    741
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    My thesis advisor (a certified genius) grew up in Poland after WWII, and there kids could find oodles of unexploded ordnance in the woods. They actually had safety lectures to warn kids not to play with that stuff, and a common way for kids to kill themselves was to try and remove the shells from their casings.

    My advisor responded to the lecture by going out and finding a mortar shell, putting it in the stove, and blowing up the family's kitchen. He was five at the time.

    --Len.
     
  7. TallPine

    TallPine Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    7,734
    Location:
    somewhere in the middle of Montana
    We need to regulate screwdrivers and hammers ... :rolleyes:
     
  8. Geno

    Geno Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Messages:
    14,847
    Do the math with me...

    1) Endanger one's life 100 times to sell for scrap and net approximately $3.00 to $5.00?!

    2) Post them for sale at THR for $40.00 + shipping?!

    The net for life endangerment...a reduction of $35.00 to $37.00! Am I wrong in my thinking? Obviously the gentleman will never earn an M.B.A. :neener:

    Doc2005
     
  9. M249MachineGun

    M249MachineGun Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Messages:
    97
    Location:
    Hawaii
    What a terrible waste of ammo.
     
  10. Dixie_Amazon

    Dixie_Amazon Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    54
    Location:
    Red Stick, LA
    [​IMG]
    You there... out of the gene pool!
     
  11. Bazooka Joe71

    Bazooka Joe71 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,803
    Location:
    Southern Indiana
    Wow.

    +1,000,000

    Someone definately needs to keep this genius from reproducing.
     
  12. Zen21Tao

    Zen21Tao Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Messages:
    1,960
    Location:
    Gainesville, Fl
  13. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Messages:
    5,356
    Location:
    Oregon
    Someone should tell him the correct way to do that. Instead of using a vice just hold the rounds between your legs. Might make the gene pool a little cleaner.
     
  14. Warren

    Warren Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2004
    Messages:
    2,454
    Location:
    Northern California
    What are the odds he stole the ammo?
     
  15. Flintlock Tom

    Flintlock Tom Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    180
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    If he has .45 ACP, I'll pay $2.00 a pound! If he has 7.35 Carcano I'll pay $10.00 a pound!

    All those poor, homeless cases being melted down, Oh, the humanity!
     
  16. jpk1md

    jpk1md Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    Messages:
    620
    Darwin Awards Candidate for sure!

    darwinawards.com/personal/personal2007-02.html

    Bucket of Dynamite

    An unnamed patient at the local clinic told my neighbor that he had serious internal injuries, including a ruptured eyeball, total hearing loss in one ear, and both legs amputated mid-thigh, as the result of a fishing accident. Also the man damaged both gonads, qualifying him for the Darwin Award.

    He had been standing at the end of a dock with a bucket of dynamite, 2-inch chunks each fused and capped. He lit the fuse, cocked his arm for the throw, and dropped that chunk of dynamite into the bucket of dynamite.

    Instantly recognizing the serious situation he was in, the man dove off the dock. But water is incompressible. It transferred the force of the explosion, in line with the blast, against his body.

    One doctor was heard to remark that it was good that this patient had lost his balls, as it removed him from the gene pool.
     
  17. eliphalet

    eliphalet Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2007
    Messages:
    1,682
    Location:
    Idaho
    Another reason to have gun safety classes mandatory in every school in America.
    Hundreds of millions of guns, billions upon billions of ammo rounds. Sooner or later every boy is going to come in contact with one or both.
     
  18. Whatsit

    Whatsit Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Messages:
    149
    :(
     

    Attached Files:

  19. bensdad

    bensdad Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Messages:
    1,281
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Two duck hunters on or near Lake Michigan needed a honey hole (winter), so one of them threw a stick of dynamite out where they wanted it. Lab retriever fetches the dynamite. Other guy, recognizing the pending doom, shoots the dog... twice. Tough to kill a lab with birdshot, dog limps under their brand new Suburban. Dog dead. Suburban sunk. Insurance? no way. The article I read said that the owner was still making payments on a blown-up truck two years later. Don't know if it's true. When I read it I giggled (sad about the dog though).
     
  20. gunsmith

    gunsmith member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2003
    Messages:
    5,906
    Location:
    Reno, Nevada
    this isn't the first time we have talked about this

    I can not find the old thread though, the same thing happened a year or so ago.

    Why would you buy ammo to destroy it and sell to a scrap dealer?
    why not sell it to a gun owner for more or just use it?
     
  21. tasco 74

    tasco 74 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2004
    Messages:
    855
    Location:
    iowa u.s.a.
    heck i've been whackin hundreds of .22 rimfire cartrages with a rubber hammer to use my paco tool hollow pointer accurizer....... if you've never heard of one it's a tool that does work to make .22 rimfires more accurate and it puts a nice deep hollow point in so they expand much better in game... if you need to find your own PACO TOOL go to rimfire central and do a search.... doc 2005......sorry but i'm almost computer illiterate.........
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2007
  22. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Messages:
    5,356
    Location:
    Oregon
    That Darwin site is pretty funny. Apparently this kid isn't the only person to get into the scrap metal game by disassembling ammo...

    (August 2006, Brazil) August brings us a winner from Brazil, who tried to disassemble a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) by driving back and forth over it with a car. This technique was ineffective, so he escalated to pounding the RPG with a sledgehammer. The second try worked--in a sense. The explosion proved fatal to one man, six cars, and the repair shop wherein the efforts took place.
    14 more RPG grenades were found in a car parked nearby. Police believe the ammunition was being scavenged to sell as scrap metal. If it wasn't scrap then, it certainly is now!
     
  23. heron

    heron Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2007
    Messages:
    1,062
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    I've been saying this for years.
     
  24. The Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    2,801
    Location:
    Chairborne HQ, MA :(
    No charges were filed?

    Who would they be filed against? The moron kid for self endangerment?
     
  25. telomerase

    telomerase Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2003
    Messages:
    3,205
    Location:
    The bear-infested hills of Grafton NH
    Whoa there, cowboy. The schools have reached the point where millions of Americans can't read, make change, or speak in grammatical English. Now you want to let it get to the point where millions of Americans can't shoot?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page