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Kharn
February 14, 2001, 08:14 AM
For anyone that doubts the effectiveness of ANY projectile at close range:
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/jokedeath010213.html
Basically: One guy shot another with a .44cal muzzleloading pistol at VERY close range, loaded with powder, wadding and cigarette butts, as a joke. The target of the joke died because of 3 butts penetrating his chest near the heart. Of course, there are some interesting contradictions in the story. In the first paragraph, he used a muzzleloading rifle, later, he was charged with loading a muzzleloading pistol. Anyway, If cigarette butts can penetrate a torso and cause death, breathmints certainly can. :-)

Kharn

Dave McC
February 14, 2001, 08:21 AM
Thanks, Kharn. I've caught more flak over that bit of sarcasm than you would believe, though most is good natured joshing...

And the moral is:

An idiot friend can kill you quicker than a brilliant enemy.

Coronach
February 14, 2001, 10:52 AM
The *real* question is this:

Who is dumber? The guy who loads up the gun thinking this is a good idea and shoots his friend, or the guy who lets him do it?

There is mention in the original story about the dead guy leaving behind children...so Darwin was thwarted there and his genes have been passed on. I don't know about the shooter, though.

/sarcasm and cruel humour mode OFF.

Mike