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    I won't even comment about how dumb this guy is, or the fact that the bullets would be worth more unfired thanempty brass. He's lucky the casing didn't rupture and send shrapnel into his face while attempting this stunt.



    Teen hurt after whacking bullets in a vise with hammer to empty brass shell casings



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    LAKE LUZERNE, N.Y. — A teenager who put bullets in a vise and whacked them with a hammer to empty the brass shell casings was wounded in the abdomen by approximately the 100th bullet he hit, according to Warren County deputies.

    Damion M. Mosher, 18, had been discharging .223-caliber rounds, placing them in a steel vise, putting a screwdriver on the primer, and striking the screwdriver with the hammer, deputies said.

    Deputies were called to his home in Lake Luzerne shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday when one bullet went about a half-inch into his abdomen. He was treated at Glens Falls Hospital and was released. No charges were filed.

    Mosher told authorities he was trying to empty the rounds to collect the brass casings for scrap.

    Sheriff Larry Cleveland said about 100 other rounds that Mosher hit had "fizzled," but one was somehow sent with more force. It was unclear if the bullet ricocheted or hit him directly.

    An employee of Capitol Scrap Co. in Albany said Monday the business pays $1.70 a pound for scrap brass shell casings.

    Cleveland said Mosher's shells amounted to just a few pounds.

    Lake Luzerne, at the southeastern edge of the Adirondacks, is 45 miles north of Albany.

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    Images of Bugs Bunny whacking ammo with a hammer come to mind....

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    BobCav wrote:
    Images of Bugs Bunny whacking ammo with a hammer come to mind....
    Indeed they do.... indeed they do.
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    May I be the first to suggest a forum section entitled "Negligent Discharge" or "Darwin Discharge Awards"?

    This story also reminds me of the fella that was illegally scrapping copper wire. Unfortunately the current running through it at the time deprived him of seeing another day.
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    He's a definite candidate for a Darwin Award:P

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    He doesn't meet the first requirement.
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    Sorry your right ,but does brain dead count?

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    rlh2005 wrote:
    He doesn't meet the first requirement.
    not this time he doesn't....

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    According to the rules he is eligible for an honorable mention.
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    And he and his ilk will be running this country in a few years.

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    He's only 18, I'll cut him some slack in the dumb ass department.
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    All in all I have to think that the ammo was worth more to the kid when whole, than before he demilled it. I mean it looks like he was turning $30-40 of ammo into maybe $3-4 dollars of scrap .

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