Hey, Texas: What?

At first I assumed the news agency had simply left out the word "thousand."

Headline: 75 rounds of ammunition found underneath house, nearby homes evacuated

But wait, it gets worse:
Capt. Troy Balcar of the San Antonio Fire Department said a family member found a sealed box with about 75 rounds of decades-old ammunition underneath the house. He said the rounds are .40 caliber and about 40 years old, based on a date written on the box. Half a dozen nearby homes were evacuated for about three hours.

"This is definitely a big danger, because they've been under there so long," Balcar said. "They've rusted, they've been exposed to the weather, elements outside so we definitely want to get them disposed of as quickly as possible."
Yeah, nothing makes ammunition more powerful than decades of exposure.

What's up, Texas? These are your police, even. Are you trying to prove Havok Journal right about this?


Anonymous said...

That is a weird one. I mean its what three boxes of ammunition? I am its not like it is tank shells or something. If they had found seventy five grenades this would not be ridiculous.

Grim said...

I often buy .45 ACP ammo in 100 round boxes for a day at the range. So in that case, it would be part of one box.

Grim said...

By the way, since you seem to be hanging around, allow me to acquaint you with the comments policy here at the Hall. It's served us well for fully ten years.

MikeD said...

Well, if they were talking about 75 rounds of 150mm HE ammo, I'd understand. But .40?

raven said...

The fire chief is either uneducated regarding small arms ammo, , or chasing dollars, or a political brown-noser. Or all of the above. The probable main reason such a big to-do was made has to do with justifying big overtime for lots of crew. The secondary reason was the ever ongoing demonization of guns, and gun owners.

I do really resent the PC bull about "dangerous ammo", it sounds like it came verbatim from some English rag. And 75 rounds? That is a G19 with four spare mags.

Airguns now to be registered in Scotland.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to blame it on the atmosphere of the Aust-onio corridor, but I suspect Raven is correct. Someone panicked, someone else spent a whole lot of time and trouble, and now they have to justify being foolish.


Ymar Sakar said...

Yea, they're like fertilizer now. Don't light it.