Yeah, that happens. "We" lit up a few acres just with a CS grenade. Seen it plenty of other times with tracers lighting up the brush. It doesn't take much when the conditions are right.
This is a discussion on Bad...National Guard Gun Range sparks Utah Wildfires! within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Hope all our Utah members are safe... http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/09/20/uta...ire/index.html Taylor said winds exacerbated the fire, which was apparently sparked in the 12 p.m. hour Sunday by ...
Hope all our Utah members are safe...
Taylor said winds exacerbated the fire, which was apparently sparked in the 12 p.m. hour Sunday by ammunition fired by Utah National Guardsmen at nearby Camp Williams.
-The Mist (2007)"My God David, We're a Civilized society."
"Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the crap out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
National Guard: 'We shot in the face of a Red Flag Warning' http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=12508885
Got to give them credit for taking responsibility...
We're all in favor of reducing violent crime. It's just that pro-gunners have a method that is proven effective. Anti-gunners don't.
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A lot of our outdoor ranges here in California won't allow you to shoot steel or bi-metal jacketed rounds because of that (Wolf, Tula, Brown Bear etc). Heck a couple of weeks ago, a wildfire started down in Orange County when a golfer struck a rock with his club when he took a shot from the rough.
Those who will not govern their own behavior are slaves waiting for a master; one will surely find them.
Had some dipstick about 2 years ago was shooting an SKS on the 50 yard indoor range,I saw tracers going downrange ,I banged on the window to alert range officials,by the time he stopped there was a fire going,the material has a fire retardant sprayed on it so the fire was extinguished pretty quick,and Dipstick was booted off the range permanently
Over in England we had to use British ranges for M60 qualifications,they said no tracers you'll burn up the range,we get there and the range is nothing but charred grass with one little tree about 200 yards out,we were delinking M60 belts and removing tracers ,one of out guys started linking all the tracers together,so we shoot and after were about done this guy runs up to a gun with about 100 linked tracers,lock and loads and opened fire on the tree,couple seconds later theres a plume of smoke.cease fire is yelled and we grab buckets of water to go put the tree out.
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .