Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dumbass of the week: When you find an unexpended .22 shell in your yard, what should you do with it?

Last week in Pleasant Lake, IN, George Fath found a .22 caliber round in his front yard.  If you were in this situation, would you: A. Throw it away, B. Bury it, C. Put it away in a box in the garage to never be seen again, or D. Place it on top of a rock, hit it with a hammer, and shoot yourself in the stomach?

Mr. Fath, of course, chose D.  The bullet went off, and shot him in the stomach, or so he thought.  The police report said that Mr. Fath did not get shot, and was not bleeding.  According to his own account, Mr. Fath went to the hospital to have the bullet removed.  Nothing against Mr. Fath, but I'll believe the police report on this one.

To put this simply, rounds do not have to be in a weapon to fire, you may in fact set them off with a tapestry needle if you hit the primer right.  Hitting a round of any size with a hammer on top of a rock in your front yard has earned you the Mongoose Dumbass of the Week award!  Congratulations on being one of the dumbest people in the country last week.

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