Plain Dumb: Smashing Bullets, Not Pumpkins

Plain Dumb: Smashing Bullets, Not Pumpkins

This is a discussion on Plain Dumb: Smashing Bullets, Not Pumpkins within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; This was in my local paper today. I do hope that he is ok, but where were the parents? ----------------------------------------------- HIGH FALLS - A 15-year-old ...

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    Plain Dumb: Smashing Bullets, Not Pumpkins

    This was in my local paper today. I do hope that he is ok, but where were the parents?
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    HIGH FALLS - A 15-year-old High Falls boy was hospitalized after injuring himself while smashing bullets with a hammer, state police at Ulster said.

    One of the .22-caliber bullets exploded, and a piece of metal lodged in his eye. The accident occured at the boy's home around 5 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

    He was flown to Albany Medical Center for treatment.

    Daily Freeman - Boy hurt while smashing bullets
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    Nothing like learing by doing...

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    I suspect he's going to get to know Darwin quite well at some point in his future...
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    All I can say is wow...... are people this dumb? it seems like parents are just giving up now a days
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    By fifteen, I had been shooting for nine years. I thank my Dad and Grandpa daily for teaching me the right way. Obviously this kid lacked much parental involvement with firearms training.
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    Mr Wizard never had any experiments like that when I was a kid. Ouch!

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    I wasn't even that dumb.

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    Did alot of stupid stuff but hitting ammo hit a hammer was not one of them.

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    Smashing bullets?

    How can a tiny 40 grain piece of lead explode when hit with a hammer?

    Oh, wait. This dim bulb reporter meant to say cartridge!

    It's all so much clearer now.


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    Wonder if the little fellow learned anything.
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    Teenager thought process... "Hmm... It goes boom when a firing pin hits it. I wonder what will happen if a hammer hits it?"

    Oh, wait, there was apparently no thought process. Some people just forget to turn on the brain after waking in the morning.
    eschew obfuscation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    Mr Wizard never had any experiments like that when I was a kid. Ouch!
    Should have taught this on Mr. Rogers

    I am 37 and was a latch key kid. Iwatched a lot of catoons that would be consirered violent as a kid. Never dropped an anvil on somebodys head, never pointed a shotgun at Daffy Duck or Bugs Bunny. Don't know why I was never temped to take a hammer to a bullet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    Smashing bullets?

    How can a tiny 40 grain piece of lead explode when hit with a hammer?

    Oh, wait. This dim bulb reporter meant to say cartridge!

    It's all so much clearer now.

    Picky, picky.... I will write a letter to the reporter correcting his usage of firearm terms!
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    Well,if your going to do something stupid like this, you may as well video it:

    YouTube - BANG!

    At least they were wearing eye protection, but it seems pretty stupid to me!
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    Someone needs to contact this young man's parents...they need to change the filter on the gene pool real soon...
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