Half-Dozen Texas Homes Evacuated for 75 Rounds of Ammo

Ammo is scary. 
(Photo: Russ Chastain)

Ammo is scary. (Photo: Russ Chastain)

Just when I think humanity has sunk to the lowest low of moronitude, I am proven wrong.

The latest blow comes in the form of a news story reporting that a half-dozen homes in San Antonio, Texas were recently evacuated because of–wait for it–75 rounds of ammunition that had been found “underneath the house.”

I know, right?

As usual, the newsies who created the story tried to make it sound scary:

The San Antonio Police Department’s Bomb Squad was called to a Southwest Side neighborhood Saturday after dozens of rounds of ammunition were found underneath a home.

LOL. “Dozens.” I can’t think of any shooter who doesn’t own, transport, and fire “dozens” of rounds just about every time they go to the gun range.

Then they make it seem extra-spooky by stating the age of the ammo.

He said the rounds were about 40 years old, based on a date written on the box.

I’ve fired older ammo plenty of times with no trouble at all.

Next we have some false information provided by a captain of the San Antonio Fire Department:

This is definitely a big danger, because they’ve been under there so long. They’ve rusted, they’ve been exposed to the weather, elements outside so we definitely want to get them disposed of as quickly as possible.

A big danger? Get real.

Sadly, this isn’t even the first time there’s been a similar overreaction at that address.

This is the second time old ammunition has been found at the home. Just last week, the bomb squad spent about half an hour disposing of shotgun shells found there.

Apparently the ammo was left behind by a recently-deceased military veteran who had lived at the home for more than 30 years. And I have to believe that he would be disappointed and disgusted by his heirs’ wimpy ways.

What is this nation coming to, when a small amount of ammunition is treated as if it’s a bomb?

The pessimist in me sees this as one more step towards creating a gutless general population that doesn’t have sense enough to take care of itself, relies on the government for protection from all threats real or imagined, and is even scared of ammunition.

Heavy sigh.

Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started… [Learn More]


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