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"Cannon" Mishap Near Kalamazoo

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https://www.woodtv.com/news/kzoo-and-bc/1-seriously-injured-by-canon-near-richland/?fbclid=IwAR1J-9P3O7Ux0Tbb4rJDeGRhvrntwSTe32NN_fdcRph9uwPa7z8GwX4ahDk

 

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RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Kalamazoo County authorities say two people were hospitalized following an accident involving a cannon near Richland.

The victims were described as a man and teen boy. Their relationship to one another was not specified.

It happened around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday on N. 28th Street near M-89 in Richland Township.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office said the small cannon exploded when the two tried to fire it. Both were seriously injured.

It’s not clear where the cannon came from.

 

 

If there is anyone in that area, could you give me details if or when they become available, please?  
My guess is either a homemade pipebomb they built themselves and loaded with something like H355 or they had an ornamental cast metal cannon looking thing that they decided to try firing.

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Sounds like it could’a been one of hose, “Here, hold my beer!” moments.

 

Cat Brules

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More powder is better, right!?!?

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43 minutes ago, Badger Mountain Charlie SASS #43172 said:

The times we live in. That beggers the question of SINISTER or STUPID? 

 

Or both. 

 

 

I would say a 50/50 mix of ignorant and stupid.  

Hmmm...

Maybe 40/60...

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4 hours ago, Cat Brules said:

Sounds like it could’a been one of hose, “Here, hold my beer!” moments.

 

Cat Brules

 

Yep.   Or maybe.... 'Hey, watch this'.

 

..........Widder

 

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No point in speculating without more detail. Something was defective. Either the gun or the crew.

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13 hours ago, Michigan Slim said:

More powder is better, right!?!?

 

Well you know them folks from Michigan ………… :D

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Passing the time during the pandemic. :wacko:

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3 hours ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

No point in speculating without more detail. Something was defective. Either the gun or the crew.

 

Or both.

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You guys are a tough crowd. First thing I thought was "How am I going to explain this to Grandma and your mom?"

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12 hours ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

No point in speculating without more detail. Something was defective. Either the gun or the crew.

 

No point in speculating? NO POINT IN SPECULATING?????

 

This is the SASS WIRE!!!

 

It is our purpose in life to speculate on things we know nothing about!!!

 

Sheesh! What next, no Alpo questions?

 

(BTW - What else do we have to do?):P

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On the cannon forum where I found this someone passed on information saying that the younger person has been discharged,  but the older man is in a medically induced coma,  has had one surgery and will be facing more.  Damage to spleen,  large intestine,  stomach.

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But it says, "FOR BLACK POWDER ONLY".  "Well that bottle over there that says BULLSEYE is black . Lets try that.

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59 minutes ago, Noz said:

But it says, "FOR BLACK POWDER ONLY".  "Well that bottle over there that says BULLSEYE is black . Lets try that.

Heard that more than once from gun counter clerks in Bass Pro shops.

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Bullseye is as close to BP that smokeless gets BUT it ain't Holy Black. :D

 

I cannot that anyone would adhere to the opinion of a gun store clerk!  :wacko:

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3 minutes ago, Mud Marine,SASS#54686 Life said:

Bullseye is as close to BP that smokeless gets BUT it ain't Holy Black. :D

 

I cannot that anyone would adhere to the opinion of a gun store clerk!  :wacko:

I don’t consider Bass pro and Cabelas real gun stores. ;)

But seeing the type of customers that sometimes come into gun stores. I wouldn’t doubt they would believe dang near anything.

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On 4/30/2020 at 3:32 PM, Utah Bob #35998 said:

I don’t consider Bass pro and Cabelas real gun stores. ;)

But seeing the type of customers that sometimes come into gun stores. I wouldn’t doubt they would believe dang near anything.

 

Along the same lines as listening to what the kid behind the counter at Advanced Auto parts thinks is wrong with your car. If you have to ask me if it has an automatic or manual transmission to get me wiper blades, I seriously doubt you can diagnose what is wrong with my truck! 

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