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Ammunition Collection Day(IA)
kimt.com ^ | 29 April, 2012 | Raquel Hellman

Posted on 04/29/2012 6:25:24 AM PDT by marktwain

Cerro Gordo County, IA - Local law enforcement is making an effort to keep ammunition out of the wrong hands.

On Saturday, Cerro Gordo County hosted an ammunition collection day. Folks are encouraged to drop off their unused, unwanted or expired ammunition.

Officers said not only will this help keep the ammunition out of the wrong hands, but it will also help keep your home safe.

"It's very explosive, so if there is fire in your house it can go off and then we're putting our friends at the fire department and our neighbors at risk," said Officer David Studder with the Mason City Police Department.

The collection day wrapped up Saturday evening, but officers said folks are welcome to drop off their old ammunition at any time, and they will dispose of it for you.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: ammunition; banglist; collection; ia
With the price of ammunition, I am sure that at least one deputy volunteered to properly dispose of it.
1 posted on 04/29/2012 6:25:31 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Expired ammo????

Yes, ammo can go bad, but I have shot tons of 60 year old ammo.


2 posted on 04/29/2012 6:30:07 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan

Keep it dry and it’ll last decades.


3 posted on 04/29/2012 6:36:18 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: marktwain
"It's very explosive, so if there is fire in your house it can go off and then we're putting our friends at the fire department and our neighbors at risk," said Officer David Studder with the Mason City Police Department.

Now, that's how you strain a rationale.

4 posted on 04/29/2012 6:36:27 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: marktwain

More bulshat from the unknowing.


5 posted on 04/29/2012 6:39:48 AM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: marktwain
I am sure that at least one deputy volunteered to properly dispose of it.

When my Grandmother's husband (not Grandpa) passed away, she was going to clear out his liquor cabinet. "Just junk it all", she said.

Dad and I got in the car and drove most of a night to rescue it. It was 1000's of dollars in (mostly) single-malt, and high-end blended scotch. Easily enough to stock a bar, and it kept us in high-tension booze for years.

The real prize was most of a case of turn-of-the century Napoleon Brandy. I literally fished it out of the trash. She was throwing it away "Because it was Old".

So....I can see where there'd be a call for a program like this. Lots of widows cleaning out their husband's gun collections, and such.

6 posted on 04/29/2012 6:40:44 AM PDT by wbill
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To: marktwain
Does this alarmist Police Officer know how to check the MSDS?

Here's the pertaining section of the Remington MSDS for loaded ammo.

V. FIRE HAZARDS

Flammable Properties: May ignite if heated to 250F. Will ignite when exposed to flame and high temperatures. Be cautious of low-energy fragments.

Extinguishing Media: Flood fire with water to fight fire and cool shells. If no water is available, use carbon dioxide, dry chemical or earth.

Fire-Fighting Instructions: Evacuate area immediately. Deluge area with water. Wear full fire-fighting protective gear including face shield or SCBA to protect from fragments.

7 posted on 04/29/2012 6:41:13 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

David Studder sounds like he’s been watching too much TV.


8 posted on 04/29/2012 6:41:38 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: marktwain
It's very explosive

Yes, there are so many fatalities from spontaneous ammunition explosions it has become a national emergency!

So please give your valuable ammunition for free to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff Dept.

/s

9 posted on 04/29/2012 6:49:45 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: marktwain
I will unselfishly take any ammunition or custom high-end 1911s off anybodys hands to also help keep your their home safe.
10 posted on 04/29/2012 6:55:51 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: wbill

Older widows throw away fortunes every day,I am sure.

An ex-sister-in-law also “cleaned up” her grandmother’s house and threw out all that “old stuff”;old stuff was a small fortune in Depression glass and flatware plus who knows what else!It all went to Rumpke Mountain (landfill).

On the other hand I have met men who salivate over getting their hands on valuable items for scrap metal;and they truly will simply scrap antigue and collectibles for pennies on the dollar because they are ignorant and arrogant.


11 posted on 04/29/2012 6:59:06 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: ASA Vet

The alarmist police officer is just carrying out the directives to confiscate as much of the citizens’ ability to defend themselves as possible.

All too many women are actually glad to disarm their family out of irrational fears;women oddly place their trust in the government.


12 posted on 04/29/2012 7:03:02 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: hoosierham
Yeah, there was something on cable about that the other night. Some fool had scrapped a fortune in Revere (authentic, made by Paul himself) Silver.

Got a few hundred bucks in scrap value, but the actual value was near priceless.

Greed makes foolish people do foolish things. At least in my Gram's case, she was a teetotaler who placed no value at all on what she was getting rid of. It wasn't like she just was trying to turn a quick buck.

13 posted on 04/29/2012 7:14:54 AM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill
"Lots of widows cleaning out their husband's gun collections, and such."

Yup. My uncle's collection of fine Italian and English shotguns got "tossed" by my aunt after he passed away. It's been over 40 years, and I still wince every time I think of magnitude of that loss (him and the collection).
14 posted on 04/29/2012 7:19:52 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: wbill

Hi.

Can I be your friend?


15 posted on 04/29/2012 7:21:54 AM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: marktwain

***”It’s very explosive, so if there is fire in your house it can go off and then we’re putting our friends at the fire department and our neighbors at risk,” said Officer David Studder with the Mason City Police Department. ****

Many years ago the NRA did tests of cooking off boxed ammo. They found that boxed ammo will pop but did not have enough velocity to endanger firefighters.

Ammo cooking off in a rifle chamber is dangerous as it is enclosed.

And since when did ammo come with an expiration date! I’m still shooting ammo I bought 42 years ago, and a friend of mine was shooting WWII vintage Russian ammo in his Tokarev pistol.


16 posted on 04/29/2012 7:26:02 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: wbill

***She was throwing it away “Because it was Old”. ****

Reminds me of the dinner scene in THE JERK. Steve Martin did not want them to pass off on him that old stuff! He wanted the new fresh wine!


17 posted on 04/29/2012 7:29:08 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: IMR 4350

For sure, I bet there’s way more people stocking up than turning in. I’ve been chasing all the factory over run / cosmetic seconds online. Just knowing my grandkids will have ammo when the caribou show up, rather than not being able to afford it due to taxes & controls far outweighs any safety fears for this guy.


18 posted on 04/29/2012 8:00:27 AM PDT by Eska
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To: marktwain

Ammunition Collection Day(IA) at the Mason City Police Department.

“It’s very explosive,
so if there is a fire in the Police Station,
it can go off and then we’re putting our neighbors,
friends and firefighters around the Police Station at risk,” said Officer David
Studder with the Mason City Police Department.``

That`s why we are getting rid of all the ammunition {except for 6 bullets per cop] in the Police Station and blowing it up at the dump.


19 posted on 04/29/2012 8:13:02 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Cops de-clipped?`s??? Who knew?)
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To: marktwain

“It’s very explosive, so if there is fire in your house it can go off and then we’re putting our friends at the fire department and our neighbors at risk,” said Officer David Studder with the Mason City Police Department.”

This is about as dumb as a rationale as I’ve ever heard...what if your cat is playing with a round and hits the primer with it’s claw? Oh my! The sky is falling!

Yeah...and if you have a fire in your house, that gas line ain’t gonna be acting too nice either...sheesh!


20 posted on 04/29/2012 8:19:35 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: marktwain

I say any fool stupid enough to fall for this BS, doesn’t need ammo and would probably not be on our side anyway.


21 posted on 04/29/2012 8:38:08 AM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: marktwain
"It's very explosive, so if there is fire in your house it can go off and then we're putting our friends at the fire department and our neighbors at risk,"

A few years ago a guy on my island had a fire and bullets were flying around the neighborhood. It's a legitimate concern.


22 posted on 04/29/2012 8:43:33 AM PDT by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: caveat emptor

If you’re standing *very* close to a fire where some ammunition is cooking-off, you might get hit by a sliver of brass from the exploding cartridge case. Maybe. It’s very unlikely that you’d get hit by the bullet, as the heavier part of the cartridge it won’t move more than a few feet when the powder ignites under those circumstances. Metallic cartridges and shotgun shells need to be contained in a firearm’s barrel and chamber in order for projectiles to go “flying”.


23 posted on 04/29/2012 8:57:46 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: marktwain
On Saturday, Cerro Gordo County hosted an ammunition collection day. Folks are encouraged to drop off their unused, unwanted or expired ammunition.

So, what exactly is their legal authority to do such a thing? Can they do the same thing with old food items? Household trash? Old cars? How about elderly relatives?

24 posted on 04/29/2012 9:29:56 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Iron Munro; marktwain
It's very explosive

Yes, there are so many fatalities from spontaneous ammunition explosions it has become a national emergency!

LOL...Yes, ammunition can be VERY explosive! "marktwain" does a great job of reporting on the wide variety of "explosions" that occur around the country on a daily basis.

25 posted on 04/29/2012 9:47:25 AM PDT by moovova
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To: moovova

Thank you for the kind words.


26 posted on 04/29/2012 9:54:59 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: SampleMan

“Expired ammo???? Yes, ammo can go bad, but I have shot tons of 60 year old ammo.”

Back in the day I bought a 1916 7mmMauser (7x57) carbine in “fair” condition for seventy-odd$ and they threw in 500rds of WW1 era ammo. I culled a couple with cracked necks, but the rest was fine...burned that up for years.


27 posted on 04/29/2012 10:12:55 AM PDT by AnTiw1
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To: SampleMan

I have a load of 8mm mauser from 1947 that works just fine.


28 posted on 04/29/2012 10:21:44 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: marktwain

David Studder is an idiot


29 posted on 04/29/2012 10:23:11 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: Eska
I still shoot 8mm Mauser ammo made in the mid to late 1930’s, and the shelf life of ammo has improved considerably since then.

IIRC some of the frangible ammo has a short shelf life because the bullet itself, after a period of time, won't hold together when fired.

Then you have people like this David what's his face, that honestly believe because of what they see on TV, that ammo in a fire will fired the bullet out just like it's being fired from a weapon.

30 posted on 04/29/2012 10:25:34 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: SampleMan
Yes, ammo can go bad, but I have shot tons of 60 year old ammo.

True. Like that 1960s stuff the CMP sells. I've not had a misfire yet with it but opening the spam cans is sometimes challanging. :-0
31 posted on 04/29/2012 10:27:22 AM PDT by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: marktwain

Memorable FReeper Labgrade died because the fire department would not approach his burning home because of ammo stored therein.


32 posted on 04/29/2012 10:39:29 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: marktwain

Did we have 76 Trombones playing for this event?


33 posted on 04/29/2012 10:54:23 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: IMR 4350
Ya, I bought more 556 than my entire family will ever need in late 80's when it was $179/case; still shoots fine.

My goal is to have 200 little boxes of TTSX, GMX, Nosler Partitions, Pro Hunters, ect on my reloading bench; more than I'll ever use the rest of my years. But for sure, since I started reloading and built my back porch bench & target; I do shoot guns way more. No joke, I have over 100 boxes of hunting bullets now; and glad I bought them too. I look for prices to keep going up as the powers that be try to go after hunters & gun owners. To me, it's no different than having a little gold.

I had a buddy lose his cabin to fire last winter, lost all his guns in the vault too. He had most of his ammo outside in storeage shed, but still had loose rounds lying around throughout his house which you could hear going off all night. I've often wondered if extreme cold (minus 60) and a long Alaskan winter would affect ammo, primer, or powder if stored in rubber sealed army ammo box with large block desicant inside? What do you think?

34 posted on 04/29/2012 11:17:14 AM PDT by Eska
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To: Eska

Cold temperature is no problem. It just makes the ammo last longer. At very low temperatures, -30 or below, you lose a couple percent of velocity when you fire at those temperatures. Hardly noticeable.


35 posted on 04/29/2012 12:09:02 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I hope there weren’t any dogs around.


36 posted on 04/29/2012 3:02:49 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: mylife

37 posted on 04/29/2012 3:20:02 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

No Siree Bob!


38 posted on 04/29/2012 3:34:25 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: Freedom4US
Sure but the booze is long gone. Dad doled out the brandy for special occasions and the last bottle went at my wedding about a million years ago.

That.....was some good stuff. Dangerously smooth. Something that I easily could develop a taste for, if I ever hit the Powerball. :-)

39 posted on 04/29/2012 7:03:58 PM PDT by wbill
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To: Eska

Cold will affect the performance when it’s fired cold, but I don’t think storing it in cold will affect it.

Extreme high heat, probably over 150F, over a period of time will degrade the powder.


40 posted on 04/29/2012 7:13:47 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: marktwain

“It’s very explosive, so if there is fire in your house it can go off and then we’re putting our friends at the fire department and our neighbors at risk,” said Officer David Studder with the Mason City Police Department.

I Fully Embrace the Idea

ALL PUBLIC SERVANTS and Public Employees Shall be Prohibited from Storing ANY FIREARM OR AMMUNITION in their Homes, They Shall Keep All Firearms and Ammunition in a Secure Facility within their Respective Workplace. Any Violation shall be a Felony punishable by a Mandatory Minumim Sentence of not less than 5 years in State Prison and a fine of not less than 1,000,000 US plus all penalties and assessments.

Show We The People how you like your idea so much by PRACTICING IT.


41 posted on 04/29/2012 9:20:51 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Charles Martel
If you’re standing *very* close to a fire where some ammunition is cooking-off,

Pfft. I was talking about potential hazards of ammo in a house fire (though not apparently you). Try "cooking-off" a few thousand rounds of ammo standing *very* close, or even *not-so-very* close. Or standing not far enough back from cooking-off a few pounds of gunpowder. Boom.

Or BOOM.


42 posted on 04/30/2012 11:59:03 AM PDT by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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