Exploding Targets: Protected by the Second Amendment?
Exploding targets?!? I’d never even heard of them until last night’s NBC newscast. Apparently it’s not quite enough fun to just shoot your gun. To get a real manly charge out of it, you have to shoot at something that explodes when you hit it. Blow Stuff Up!
“Hey Cletus, looky over thar, I hit that there target and it done blew up! Yee Haw!!!”
A dealer who sells these exploding targets told CBS News:
“Like any explosive, like black powder or smokeless fire or this sort of thing, it can be dangerous. They're intended to be used in areas away from flammable material. We trust and hope people use it responsibly and not in the wrong way.”
And then he went on to say there’s no need for the government to barge in and regulate this.
Riiight. People will be responsible and do the right thing. We don’t need all these intrusive stop signs, speed limits and traffic lights. We can trust drivers to act responsibly on their own, without a bunch of meddling bureaucrats telling them which lane they have to be in and where they have to stop.
Last summer, a fire in Wenatchee, WA was apparently caused by two retards shooting at exploding targets. I knew about the fire. It went on for days and days, burning 73,000 acres. Local residents were told to wear face masks if they went outside.
But I didn’t know until last night’s newscast that the Wenatchee fire had been caused by exploding targets.
Here are some more links on exploding targets.
This shit serves no purpose whatsoever. Get rid of it already. If the “My Family Tree Has No Branches” crowd feels deprived because they can’t have a target that explodes when they shoot it, tell them to go to a tractor pull or a monster truck rally instead. At least they aren’t a fire hazard.