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Buried, burned, and blown up: Bomb disposal crews explode chemicals in undisclosed location after ..
Mail Online ^ | 22 July 2012 | Beth Stebner

Posted on 07/22/2012 9:03:15 AM PDT by Salgak

The headline: Buried, burned, and blown up: Bomb disposal crews explode chemicals in undisclosed location after officials found 'mind-boggling' stash of ammunition in killer's lair

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OK, let me get this straight . . .

6,000 rounds is a "mind boggling stash of ammo" ???

Then again, modern Britain is a place where they've been known to go into a panic because a single round of .22LR was found on the street .

The handwringing over this is just amazing. . . .and yet no mention of the three hero boyfriends who died, protecting their dates. . . .

1 posted on 07/22/2012 9:03:26 AM PDT by Salgak
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To: Salgak

I wonder how many rounds the patriots used in 1780s? Maybe we’re a little more prepared to keep our government in check than they are?


2 posted on 07/22/2012 9:05:43 AM PDT by Principled (It's not enthusiasm for Romney, it's grim determination to remove Hussein)
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To: Salgak

To be fair, 6,000 rounds sounds like a lot more than it really is. If I didn’t know better I’d imagine a small warehouse full.


3 posted on 07/22/2012 9:06:32 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Salgak

And most of that ammo was for a high-powered military assault rifle!


4 posted on 07/22/2012 9:07:28 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Salgak

I’m very pro 2nd Amendment and I’d consider it a noteworthy quantity,particularly when held by someone who exhibits any kind of odd behavior.


5 posted on 07/22/2012 9:07:49 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Salgak

Servile pukes.


6 posted on 07/22/2012 9:08:30 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Salgak

A couple of friends and I used to go “plinking” with .22s and go through nearly a 3rd of that in an afternoon. We bought ammo in a 2000 round canister.

Granted it was cheap ammo so we had a fair number of misfires.


7 posted on 07/22/2012 9:08:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Salgak

One case of .22 LR is 5000 rounds, and will fit under the seat of a pickup truck.

I’m in the industry, and our company has to order in ammunition from time to time. We’ve had as much as 800,000 rounds on hand at once.


8 posted on 07/22/2012 9:10:20 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Salgak

They’d go into seizures if they knew what many of we Freepers and preppers had stashed.


9 posted on 07/22/2012 9:10:29 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: JoeDetweiler

1,000 rounds of .45 cal ammo weighs 49 pounds. The package is not that large, it is the weight. .22 Caliber will weigh less, but still quite heavy.


10 posted on 07/22/2012 9:10:51 AM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Salgak
Ones get the best pricing if one buys in bulk.

A case of 22rf is 5000 rounds just a nice amount for a year of light practice.

11 posted on 07/22/2012 9:11:22 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Salgak

I wonder what the headlines would read if they were to uncover the muzzies stash of explosives hidden on their soil. Just saying.


12 posted on 07/22/2012 9:11:43 AM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: Salgak

The gun grabbers are going to come after internet sales of ammo. They’ve already dabbled in this area with the aborted attempt by the EPA to ban lead ammo, and with the unbelievably large purchases of ammo by the government that have so severely limited the supply to civilians. An outright ban of ammo sales over the internet will be the next step - they’ll make it require an FFL to sell in quantities larger than 50 rounds.


13 posted on 07/22/2012 9:12:15 AM PDT by Scutter
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To: Gay State Conservative

Except, of course, Holmes hadn’t exhibited “sufficiently odd” behavior to prohibit ownership of weapons or ammo.

Hell, I’ve got that many rounds of ammo (and more) for my old Mosin-Nagant, simply because I picked up 10 cases of ammo for a song at a estate auction (8800 rounds. Cost me 35 bucks. . . ) And 3 more rifles for 100. . .


14 posted on 07/22/2012 9:12:48 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: vetvetdoug

No kidding, every day I say less and less.Even the sacred lake where it all fell in must be a sworn secret.


15 posted on 07/22/2012 9:14:24 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“,particularly when held by someone who exhibits any kind of odd behavior.”

I would recommend slow ahead, on comments like that....some may see, posting on FR, as “odd behavior”


16 posted on 07/22/2012 9:16:02 AM PDT by B212
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To: Salgak

To prevent duplication, please do not alter the published title. Thanks.


17 posted on 07/22/2012 9:16:39 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: vetvetdoug
“They’d go into seizures if they knew what many of we Freepers and preppers had stashed.”

____

BWHAHAHA, You are so right. I get the twitches when mine drops below say a platoon level load out.

18 posted on 07/22/2012 9:18:01 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Salgak

450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammo is mind-boggling.


19 posted on 07/22/2012 9:19:19 AM PDT by moovova (Ladies & Gentlemen...Pandora has left the box.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Well, you’ve introduced the “odd behavior” additional factor, but 6000 rounds is not much at all and many recreational shooters will have that and more. Depending on the caliber, it may not even take up much space. See the attached link for a 5,000 round brick:

http://www.bulkammo.com/catalogsearch/result/index?q=22lr ammo


20 posted on 07/22/2012 9:19:44 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Salgak

Six thousand is just about the number in the boxes I use as bookends..


21 posted on 07/22/2012 9:21:09 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama Kills))
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To: Salgak
6,000 rounds is a "mind boggling stash of ammo" ???

It is amazingly well past time to replenish the stock!

22 posted on 07/22/2012 9:22:09 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Salgak
This is funny. FReepers are all panicked because they think the left is making this about "gun control", and so what do they do? Make every thread about "gun control", seeing in every sentence and hearing in every utterance subliminal "gun control" brainwashing.

If there were a larger story - and there is - it goes unnoticed. Until Rush tells them what it is.

23 posted on 07/22/2012 9:22:35 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (If Bill Ayers had a son, he'd look like James Holmes.)
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To: moovova
THIS is mind boggling.....and kinda turns me on a little.

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24 posted on 07/22/2012 9:24:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Salgak
1K rounds of the Prvi Partizan 5.56mm, the way they tightly box it, and package it in Serbia for case shipping, makes for a handy and easily manageable shipping box.

You can fit all 5 200 round plastic sleeved (10 boxes of 20 each) into a .50 cal ammo can.

Six of those will not take up that much space in a closet...really no big deal.

Nothing mind-boggling about it.
25 posted on 07/22/2012 9:27:23 AM PDT by CaptSkip
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To: Truth29

Sorry, link truncates. Do a 22lr ammo search and click on the 5000 option. It is $195 for 5,000 rounds.


26 posted on 07/22/2012 9:27:27 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: B212
I would recommend slow ahead, on comments like that....some may see, posting on FR, as “odd behavior”

I wasn't suggesting...or even implying...any such thing.I'm a fairly prolific poster here I'm certainly not "odd".

Well,at least not *very* odd ;-)

27 posted on 07/22/2012 9:29:46 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: B212
I'm not odd but I certainly make a lot of typos.

(Damn!)

28 posted on 07/22/2012 9:32:42 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
I have at least 30K rounds in my basement, takes up less than probably 36 sq ft, stacked 4 ft high.

You probably wouldn't want to know what I have in my storage unit. I knew $139 cases of FMP and Hirtenberger 308 probably wouldn't come around again anytime soon.

29 posted on 07/22/2012 9:44:25 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: smokingfrog
High powered = military assault rifle? I don't think so, Skippy. High powered Main Battle Rifle [e.g.: M1, M14, 98k Mauser, Lee-Enfleld, G3, Springfield] = absolutely.

Brits who write this drivel know as much about guns and ammo as they do about fornicating with heterosexuals. [No sex, please, we're British.]

30 posted on 07/22/2012 9:49:06 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Principled

How many rounds did our government order recently?


31 posted on 07/22/2012 9:51:40 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: Salgak

I’m with you on this”mind-boggling”stash of ammo.The way things are going in this country,6,000 rounds isn’t”mind-boggling”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


32 posted on 07/22/2012 10:16:32 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Salgak
6,000 rounds is a "mind boggling stash of ammo" ???

Some peoples' minds are easily boggled.

33 posted on 07/22/2012 10:31:53 AM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Salgak

Did you read the whole article? A lot of good info, interviews, pics, etc.. Yeah, they’re screwy about the ammo, but there’s a heck of a lot more stuff in that booby-trapped apartment!


34 posted on 07/22/2012 11:01:21 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

THEY ARE DESTROYING ALL THE EVIDENCE THAT MIGHT PROVE THAT
THIS CREEP DID NOT ACT ALONE!


35 posted on 07/22/2012 11:10:22 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: elcid1970

“THEY ARE DESTROYING ALL THE EVIDENCE THAT MIGHT PROVE THAT
THIS CREEP DID NOT ACT ALONE!”

NO THEY’RE NOT! They are removing and disarming all the explosive devices in the booby-trapped apartment, so they can save evidence. Did you read the lengthy article? It’s pretty clear.


36 posted on 07/22/2012 11:19:55 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Salgak
OK, let me get this straight . . . 6,000 rounds is a "mind boggling stash of ammo" ???

I guess that means my inventory could only be seen as stupefying

37 posted on 07/22/2012 11:57:02 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: BatGuano
The press keeps using the 6000 figure so they can make it sound like he had that much ammo on him when he attacked those people. Makes the story sound more dramatic. But in reality the most he had on him for the AR 15 was a 100 round drum. Just like everything is an AK 47 or an Assault weapon, the fact's in these stories are all agenda driven. Any one who has ever humped a rifle and pack in full body armor will tell you that ammo is heavy.
38 posted on 07/22/2012 12:14:03 PM PDT by JimC214
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39 posted on 07/22/2012 12:19:14 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Well...it sounded as though his ammo stash was being EODd into oblivion. If the ammo was the same as anyone else can legally buy....

BTW, is this being investigated by local law enforcement, or has Holder’s DOJ weaseled their way in?

Anyway, the aftermath of this horrible massacre smacks of conspiracy, coverup, backdoor gun control, you name it.

Holmes is somebody’s torpedo or cat’s paw or hit man or fall guy. Yes, I’m that suspicious. And what’s with all the double underlined blue script lately?


40 posted on 07/22/2012 12:22:54 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: elcid1970

“Holmes is somebody’s torpedo or cat’s paw or hit man or fall guy. “

I agree,,,, I think there were others involved. He rigged his stereo with a timer to start blasting music at the same time he made his assault. Figured someone would open the unlocked door, and trip off all the explosives, destroying all evidence. Thank God that didn’t happen!


41 posted on 07/22/2012 12:31:24 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: cripplecreek

On my mobile right now. I think I need to see this on my desktop widescreen to get the full effect, to give it the respect it deserves.


42 posted on 07/22/2012 12:35:32 PM PDT by moovova (Ladies & Gentlemen...Pandora has left the box.)
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To: Nailbiter

bflr


43 posted on 07/22/2012 12:46:46 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: cripplecreek

I had a VW just like that one, the Wolfsburg emblem on the hood. It had `Fahrt’ engraved on the ignition switch and gave me a giggle every time I turned the key.


44 posted on 07/22/2012 1:34:13 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: JoeDetweiler
6,000 rounds sounds like a lot more than it really is.

You can fit 1000 rounds of .223 on stripper clips in a .50cal ammo can. Pistol ammo should pack at least to that density, shotgun shells, not so much...

Regards,
GtG

45 posted on 07/22/2012 1:54:41 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: MasterGunner01

That was my attempt at being sarcastic. Anytime a weapon is used to commit a crime, the media will always try to give people the impression that only the military has a legitimate use for high-capacity, high-powered, type weapons, especially if it’s a AR or AK type variant.


46 posted on 07/22/2012 2:34:29 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
I know. What really frosts me is the so-called media puke “experts” — by their own admission — bloviating about a subject with which they know nothing. If these “journalists” reported sports (or the obits) as well as they report on crime and guns, their editors would have them reassigned to counting palm trees in Thule, Greenland.
47 posted on 07/22/2012 3:05:26 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

He may have acted alone, or he may have been a patsy.

I still want to here how he got into the theater. The local multiplex has alarms on the emergency exits, and the lights go one if they get opened. That and it sounds like someone let him in.


48 posted on 07/22/2012 5:17:41 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

He may have acted alone, or he may have been a patsy.

I still want to hear how he got into the theater. The local multiplex has alarms on the emergency exits, and the lights go one if they get opened. That and it sounds like someone let him in.


49 posted on 07/22/2012 5:17:57 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

“The local multiplex has alarms on the emergency exits, and the lights go one if they get opened. That and it sounds like someone let him in.”

Eggs Ackley! Conspiracy!


50 posted on 07/22/2012 6:30:38 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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