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Discussion in 'Firearms News and Firearms related political news' started by drypowder, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. drypowder

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    Must've been a room full of Glocks.
     
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    rofl...was my 1st thought
     
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    Bet they dont use their favorite words like arsenal, bomb making materials, hordes or cache on this one.
     
  5. Daisy Duster

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    A spark from a electrical device failure mixed with an old unstable quarter full can of powder can easily do that damage if they rule out that Glocks were not in the area.
     
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    because a 1911 would have jammed.....
     
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    I'm guessing a Beretta collection. Seen more than one hot load that would function in a Glock but KB a Beretta 92.
     
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    Great... what's this gonna do to our homeowner's policies?
     
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    More than likely a lot of Kimbers with their cheap componnents.
     
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    yea and KIMBER won't fix them---
     
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    Martin said the owners of the home at 100 S. 147 E. were eating dinner when “they heard a sound like a 747 coming from the basement.” That's a bad sign.

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    Yeah that makes me wonder if that had a boiler in the basement for a radiator system. Sounds like they are describing a pressure vessel explosion to me.
     
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    burning gunpowder in a metal cabinet might fit that description.
     
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    A water heater explosion can be that devastating. So it's a matter of knowing what else was in the room before any conclusions are drawn. I've seen the aftermath of a water heater that went from the basement, through the floor above and the roof above it. The energy release moved the attached garage off its foundation and created a separation between the garage and the rest of the house. The house was a total wreck. The gun room may have had absolutely nothing to do with the explosion but with our current anti-gun propagandists it makes for another confirmation of how dangerous all this evil gun stuff can be. Having a gun room can blow up your house! ;) ;sofa
     
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    Or a meth lab inside of said gun room. ;sofa

    I seriously doubt that anything small arms related can do that kind of damage.
     
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    Insurance job.
     
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    Thanks, that makes more sense than anything firearms related.
     
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    My vote is for a gas leak.
     
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    Its all a conspiracy- the dems are sabatoging republican representatives' gun collections!
     
  20. Daisy Duster

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    Some folks on here have a lot to learn about gun powder storage and reloading area cleanliness if they think that little amount of destruction is not capable by mishandled reloading materials.
     
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    Not discounting your post, but can you elaborate on possible mishandling scenarios that would cause such an event?
     
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    I think this is a new twist on the Snal boating accident for those who don't have boats.
     
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    Second the gas leak theory. Cannot see that kind of "explosion" coming from a mere few canisters of powder. My loading room is between two brick walls with cement floor. I do not worry about that kind of boomer taking out much. All powder cans I ever see say--keep securely closed when not in use. Something else caused that blast.
     
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    I can't wait for that either. Something does not add up.


    Roger that. There has to be more to the story.


    It was a politician after all, right? They are not too bright.
     
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    No no no you're all wrong it was quite simply all the methane gas build up when guys were in there admiring the guns it was finally ignited by the fire alarm :p
     
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    This short article speaks of smokeless powder and stabilizers,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokeless_gunpowder ; the stabilizers being the trigger that turns a safe powder into a explosive when the proper storage techniques are not followed. I don't know with any certainty that the powder was the cause of the OP's damage but the potential is there for anyone that thinks that smokeless powder can be forever safe in a basement or that matter anywhere; smokeless powder deteriates with time and must be monitored to be safe. Mixed with careless handling and storage of primers you have the makings of a very powerful bomb.
     

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