GUN Man gives kids 40 mm shell to play with; 2 killed, 5 hurt

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  1. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    BAKERSFIELD, California (AP) -- A military shell given to a group of children by a neighbor exploded while they played with it, killing two children and injuring five others, police and witnesses said.

    Police were investigating the cause of Tuesday's explosion, which damaged homes and forced neighbors to wrap bloodied and dazed children in blankets.

    "As you can imagine, this was a traumatic experience for the kids and their parents," said Bakersfield Police Detective Greg Terry. "So it's going to take a while to sort things out,"

    Andrew Etcheverry, 8, died at the scene, and Jeni Marie Klawitter, 7, died at the Kern Medical Center, the county coroner said.

    The victims, the oldest 12 years old, suffered minor to moderate injuries. Police had initially reported that six children were injured but determined that a girl thought to be hurt was not at the scene when it exploded.

    Frank Sendejo, who lives near the apartment complex where the explosion occurred, said Wednesday he had given a group of children a 40 mm shell. Police said they have talked with Sendejo.

    Sendejo told The Bakersfield Californian that he thought the shell was spent and often used it as a "conversation piece." He said the firing pin and bottom shell casing had been removed, along with the gun powder inside.

    "I thought it was harmless," he told the newspaper.
     
  2. Alphaeus

    Alphaeus New Member

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    How could you not tell that the round was not separated from the casing? :ugh:

    And since when do they have their own firing pins? :noes:
     
  3. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    What a fucking retard.
     
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    I don't even understand what happened...

    He thought the casing and powder were removed, but he was wrong?! That can't be it. Who could be that dumb?
     
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    No, it's like the retard that used it as a paperweight


    The Paperweight guy set off the propellant charge, and just blew his hand off, the actual shell didn't go off.



    in this case, i'm sure the primer and propellant charge would have been removed, but the shell wasn't inert, and still contained high explosive... they must've it it hard enough with something and caused the actual High Explosive to go off. much bigger boom than the guy who just set off teh propellant charge... I think the blast radius is like 15 meters or something like that
     
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    Ah that makes more sense. Still an idiot though.
     
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    oh noes!!!:sad2: not to far from my house
     
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    Darwin at work.
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    Sounds like they just didn't play with it right :dunno:
     
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    :rofl: dumbass
     
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    just watch....the politicians will spin it just enough to make a move for a ban on assault rifles once again.
    wont somebody please think of the children??!! :noes:
     
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    Politician: Now here we see a 40 caliber round exploding and killing multiple children, while at the same time its legal to own a 50 caliber rifle.
    :slap: :hsugh:
     
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    I know. Its just something I would expect a politician to say
     
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    I'm pretty sure he was making a joke...
     
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    What the hell were the kids doing with it anyway? Hitting that shit with a hammer?
     
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    Luckily Bakersfield is one of the most conservative cities in CA if not the most. Everyone here drives trucks and owns guns. We are not like much of the rest of CA.
     
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    I remember the teacher who tried to smash some bug with his mortar shell or some shit and it blasted him.
     
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    Politicians aren't THAT stupid. If they got up there and said something like that and then someone else went right behind them and SHOWED people the differance between them then they'd be laughed at.
     

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