This guy is a school security officer and he claims to have been a Marine – you can tell by all of the Marine slag on his desk there. But he was in a panic the other day when a student brought this into school and he called the bomb squad out to disarm something as harmless as a rock in the parking lot;
The boot in the picture is quoted at Oklahoma City’s Channel 4;
A former marine and former police officer, [Phil] Stewart knows these .50 calibers are some of the most powerful available to the public. The bullets are fit for a large sniper rifle. They can shoot something from a milie [sic] away. He says the bullet the child brought in looked to him like WWII era ammo. So, he called the bomb squad.
“If anything you would have had an explosion risk, and that’s it. But, we didn’t know what was inside that bullet or if it even had an internal core,” said Stewart. “We couldn’t tell just from looking at it.”
Well, what I can tell by looking at it is that it is inert. Blue bullets are for training. We had inert ammunition just like it to teach people how to load the Bushmaster main gun on the Bradley. It’s perfectly safe because it can’t be fired. It’s a lump of lead or steel or something – there’s nothing in it because it’s for training and we used to load them into the dismounted gun in classes in the barracks. We couldn’t do that if there was the slightest danger of it being fired.
If that’s not bad enough, it’s not even .50 caliber. It looks to be 20mm or 25mm. A .50 cal. is about 12.7mm – about half the size of the bullet they have right there. Our buddy, Bob Owens has a comparison photo at his place, Bearing Arms.
I think Phil was trying to make himself sound like some sort of weapons expert, when the truth is that he is the furthest thing you can get from an expert. Scotty says that he’s just another pogue, I think he’s a dangerous pogue, scaring the daylights out of the public for no good reason. Yeah, if I was in his position, I wouldn’t allow that stuff in school either, but it’s no reason to call the f’n bomb squad, dingus.
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