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A Georgia man blew off his own leg this weekend while shooting at a lawnmower that he had packed with explosives.
— James Grogan (@jgrogan346) March 24, 2016
Tannerite® is a binary explosive compound that explodes when hit with a bullet. It is used in target shooting as a visual indicator – a small explosion gives a clear indication that a distant target has been hit. The product’s safety instructions advise staying at least 100 yards away from the target and not using more than one pound of material unless shooting from an extreme distance.
David Pressley, 32, put three pounds of the explosive in an old lawn mower and shot it from what appears to be less than 100 yards. A piece of the lawnmower took Pressley’s leg off below the knee.
Really stunned this went bad — "Man loses leg shooting automatic weapon at lawn mower packed with explosives." https://t.co/w4RgaAf2t0
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) March 28, 2016
Why did this seem like a good idea? –> Man loses leg shooting automatic weapon at lawn mower packed with explosives https://t.co/srMDdHeYW5
— Holy City Sinner (@HolyCitySinner) March 28, 2016
Blowing up a machine that rotates heavy blades at high speed … what could possibly go wrong?
@washingtonpost natural selection in process
— Sarah jane (@poppynsarah) March 28, 2016
— Hidanas (@Hiddanas) March 28, 2016
More like “mow-ron.”
— Angela C. Johnson (@Akoma0224) March 28, 2016
As if the story wasn’t sufficiently stupid, The Washington Post misidentified the gun Pressley used as an “automatic weapon.”
Man loses leg shooting automatic weapon at lawn mower packed with explosives https://t.co/XmlD46NxUw
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 28, 2016
— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) March 28, 2016
@washingtonpost I knew before I clicked that it wouldn't be "automatic". Because Washington Post ignorance
— mesquito (@mesquito84) March 28, 2016
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