Skip to comments.Oops! Rifle shot ignites fireworks for Kitsap shows (WA)
Posted on 07/04/2012 2:09:58 PM PDT by aimhigh
One of the shots hit a junk car in his yard and must've ricocheted and struck the (container) that contained $80,000 worth of fireworks.
. . . He knew the container was there, he knew the container contained fireworks, he accepts responsibility. But we don't think the insurance will cover it, because it happened on business property and shooting a gun at 1 in the morning has nothing whatever to do with his business of auto wrecking . . . .
(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...
Enjoy the fireworks show third.
“Hold muh beer and watch this”.
Sounds like an excuse to me.
Sounds like a redneck thang to me.
Hi CC and Happy 4th?
Looks like F & F isn't accomplishing it's intended goals.
Notice all of the wild fires lately being started by "target practice"?
Way to go puddin’ head.. People like you give responsible firearm owners a bad name!
Unless he was shooting tracer rounds, I smell B.S..
This is the third or fourth such propaganda story about target shooters starting fires in the same number of days.
I own a couple of things that launch a couple of things that might penetrate a shipping container, but not on ricochet.
Now that is down right disrespectful of folks that didn't have your superior upbringing........
“and must’ve ricocheted and struck the (container)”
Oh dear, another gun-hating, limp-wristed libtard who is grasping for straws in an article.
I’m a redneck but don’t equate this turd with the rest of us.
Especially if he has more than three acquaintances named Tater.
So, you have a bullet discharge that hits something and ricochets - plausible. It might even penetrate a cargo container - again, plausible. But then going through the inner walls and igniting anything inside? Which should (at minimum) be a 200lb burst cardboard container filled with sawdust surrounding the firework shell by no less than 2 inches?
At minimum, for this to have happened, the container door would have had to have been open and the round would have had to hit just the right place.
Now, I've seen accidental discharge of fireworks - one job I walked away from had technicians using a staple gun to attach fuseline to the racks. One of the staples struck a nail, lit the fuse, and one person (the staple gun user) was seriously injured.
Most likely cause? In descending order: 1) Testing squibs. 2) Playing with flares...err, I mean, practicing lighting fuses with flares. No sane person would ever try to juggle them while lit. 3) Stapling or using a glue gun to attach fuses to a set piece. 4) Discharging fireworks to ‘practice.’
From the time, I'd say that number 3 is unlikely, even when terribly behind, never was working on set pieces the night before. I've seen #1 far far too many times (why carry the board and rail that far away from the bunker? Here's just fine...) #2 only happens without electronic ignition - possible due to the rural location.. But I'll have to go with #4. Using fireworks outside of license provisions, AKA, illegal fireworks.
Just that it appeared to be something my friends, neighbors or relatives would do, fortunatly no one has been storing fireworks where they play with guns and drink beer at night.
MV Hanjin Pennsylvania burning off Sri Lanka in November 2002. Initially the fire was thought to have started in deck containers of fireworks, later it was determined the fire started elsewhere and set off the fireworks.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.