Skip to comments.Workers Use Shotgun to Bring Down Dome's 5th Panel
Posted on 12/20/2010 6:56:14 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB
Workers at the Metrodome have intentionally ruptured another panel in the building's damaged roof.
Pat Milan, a spokesman for the commission that runs the Dome, says a shotgun slug was fired into the panel because the weight of ice was creating a safety issue. It's the fifth panel that has torn or been torn since a winter storm caused the roof to give way eight days ago.
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Isn’t it illegal to shoot a gun in the city limits?
Not for the powers that be. I’m actually not criticizing this action. What ever works. Good for them..
I’m surprised the ‘shotspotter’ didn’t call in the MPLS SWAT.
“I shot an arrow into the air, were it went....”
Wow...imagine the repair bills for this inflatable toilet. Plus, the state will have to pony up for a new stadium in the next few years. If they don’t, they will lose their beloved team. Sucks.
It was a shotgun play with a hail mary pass.
Depends on the “IQ” of the city council.
> Isnt it illegal to shoot a gun in the city limits?
The liberals, socialists and communists made everything illegal.
As a kid, in Annapolis, Maryland, I used to go with my father to the local Western Auto Hardware Store to buy dynamite so that we could remove stumps from the fields. We’d get several sticks of dynamite, blasting caps and several minutes worth of fuse. All that was required was to sign for it.
I’m pretty sure that you couldn’t do that today, over the counter, without a swat team showing up and a bunch of feds. In the 50s, dynamite was a legitamite tool, like a shovel or a pickaxe, and people could be trusted to use it for its original intended purpose, moving dirt and digging holes.
They should have given Bud Grant the honor.
“The liberals, socialists and communists made everything illegal.”
You are from a time when life was normal, that is gone!
Miss the ol’ days in many ways, even though I am not THAT old really; still wish I could live the days when reason prevailed and the sick libtards were the rare exception before they gained power in the schools and the government.
I am not sure how he got it but I recall my Father using dynamite for the exact same thing, blowing stumps. This was during the 50’s and I thought the fact that he was a combat engineer in WWII may have been what allowed him to use it but maybe not.
I do recall him saying TNT was pretty safe to handle.
Yeah you can throw boxes of TNT around like it full of wood and it will not explode.
“... I do not care. I get my arrows wholesale.” /Curley Howard
Can still buy it where I live. Just have to sign for it.
>>Yeah you can throw boxes of TNT around like it full of wood<<
Until it starts leaking the nitroglycerin and then you don’t want to even bump it. In hot weather rotate the cases monthly, yup roll them over and that’ll keep the nitro where it belongs.
Back in the 90's, we had some that was going bad out at our place in the boonies. We left the shed door open, and the feral hogs ate it.
Shhhhh !!! You must be veeeewy quiet - I am hunting Metwodome Panels ... Huuuuh, Huuuuh, Huuuuh
Not if you bring in a gang banger to fire it.
That is is true. My mistake.
how it really collapsed (courtesy of soonerpsycho at the oklahoma sooner board)
RT Rybak will bemoan the ‘easy access to guns’ and there will be another candlelight vigil for the panel in Powderhorn Park.
Yes, I was going to mention all that. I found how how TNT works when I was a kid.
I worked for a civil engineering company doing surveying. One day it was raining to hard to get out in the field and the owner asked me to drive a bunch boxes of TNT up to the Dupoint plant in Birmingham Al.
This was back in the mid 70’s. I had his wife’s volvo station wagon loaded up with half a dozen cases of it.
When I got to the Dupont plant the guys grabbed the cases out of the car and slung them onto the bed of a pickup truck.
I think they did it just for the effect and then explained TNT in good shape was very safe. Don’t ask me how they knew they were good shape cuz they didn’t open it up to inspect. Cases were clean though. No wet spots.
Boy, those were days when you could do whatever you wanted pretty much. I would probably need a police escort today to do it lol.