This is a discussion on Ammo on The Dashboard within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by gold40 One friend intentionally leaves a box of .357 Winchesters on the dashboard of his car. His belief is that it will ...
While I am by no means a professional car thief, if I was casing a car and saw ammo on the dashboard in a public area, I would wonder where the guy was. If it's a public area and there are people around, he could be anywhere. I probably wouldn't mess with the car. That's just me.
But I still wouldn't leave a box of ammo on the dashboard.
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Your friend is stupid.
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i can think of many cons to this, and well no pros....
everyone above as stated alot of cons...
just like concealed=secret...out of sight...
same ammo IMO
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Oh my! You have one very ignorant friend!
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Does not resemble a 'plan' in any sense of the definition...
Lacks common sense...
A crime waiting to happen...
Easier to have a 'tat' put on his forhead...
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YouTube Link). The bullets were in an oven, though. It won't get hot enough inside a car to cause the powder or primer to combust. They recorded a temp of 472 F for a .44 round. Moreover, the mass of the bullet is greater than the mass of the cartridge, so even if it did get hot enough, the resulting explosion wouldn't be what you might expect. The cartridges from a box of loaded ammunition would get all the energy and would probably be like fragments of a grenade after explosion, but without as much energy. If you were in the car, you'd run a risk of going deaf and being severely lacerated and/or bruised, but you'd probably survive.
All that said, leaving a box of bullets on your dash is simply inviting trouble.
that's lame at best and severely stupid at the worst.
I would have to agree with all of you, and i like how SigGuy said it.
"says to me....there is a gun somewhere in the car.
To a LEO...probable cause?"
I can't see why anyone would think this is a good idea!!!
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"Duh Duh Duh"
Asking for a broken window, do it in TX and he would be asking for all his windows to be broken plus his dash and seats and whatever else when the whole box goes up (it is already getting to mid to upper 90's).
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Does your friend have to take his shoes off to count past 10?
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If he's intent on doing this .... hang an empty holster from the mirror, and spent shells on the dash.
I wouldn't do any of them.