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NOT SATIRE: Bomb Squad Called, Neighbors Evacuated After 75 Rounds Of Old .40 S&W Rounds Found Underneath Home


SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — Half a dozen homes were evacuated in a neighborhood after a man, who was working on a plumbing project, found a sealed box under a home with 75 rounds of .40 S&W ammunition inside. The ammunition is thought to have been there 40 years, based on a written date on the box.

We are currently trying to locate the person with the time machine that was able to place these 40 S&W rounds in this location almost 15 years before they were invented. So far, we have been unsuccessful.

“This is definitely a big danger, because they’ve been under there so long,” Captain Troy Balcar of the San Antonio Fire Department said. “They’ve rusted, they’ve been exposed to the weather, elements outside so we definitely want to get them disposed of as quickly as possible.”

Neighbors were evacuated for three hours after the find.


Just last week, the neighborhood had a similar incident where shotgun shells were found at the same house. In that incident as well, the bomb squad was on scene to dispose of the shells, spending a half hour doing so.

After reading this story, I was afraid since I have decades-old ammunition in my basement. Then, I realized that I’m not dramatic, and I understand that old ammo poses no danger. If it’s rusty, I wouldn’t fire it. Plus, the powder inside is probably wet.

Unless it were exposed to extreme temperatures, I can’t possibly see how the ammo in this container would pose a threat to anyone. The response here seems… overly excessive.

Is this story for real?

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

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  • Kevin Kilkenny

    Anyone who owns a Mosin and has ammo for it better get the bomb squad out because I’ve heard it is corrosive. The Russians have been shipping us bombs all these years? Dirty commies.

    • MsBaby

      Yes, Russian 7.62x54R ammo is corrosive…To the rifle! The cases are not corroded or rusty or leaking. After one shoots this in a Mosin, you MUST clean the rifle thoroughly, frequently with soap and water or even Windex.

      • Howard Fortyfive

        Back when I shot Blackpowder guns we always used just boiled water after taking the barrels off. Worked marvelously. Your old ladies won’t like it the first or hundredth time you do this guys so buy your own towels as those barrels get mighty toasty.
        Seems to me a hot water cleaning is just right for a Mosin.

    • Howard Fortyfive

      Aye but the Rooskis have wonderful Vodka!!

  • Mike Vee

    “Stupid is as stupid does” – Forrest Gump

  • Gary Wieland

    Wait a minute…someone “thought” it had been there for 40 years. I sense a Darwin award winner in the making. Having lived there for almost 20 years, I can’t believe this happened in Texas.

  • Brain Mauler

    job justification… same reason 12 firemen show up to help the old lady with a twisted ankle get to the hospital.

    • Matt

      By the comment I’m guessing you have no prior fire/EMS/public safety background. While the whole bomb squad deal was probably a big misappropriation of resources, the department handles the call as described over 911. If someone calls in a complaint that sounds like explosives, don’t you think it’s better to have more resources than not enough? But hey, those people who drop everything at a moments notice to respond to any and all emergencies or requests for assistance are just wastes of tax dollars who freeload off the system, am I right?

      • Stephen H. Clemence

        What gets me is…of all the people on the scene, nobody realized that cartridge ammunition poses no threat to anyone. And how does ammo rust ? I know there have been steel shells made, but not 40 S&W. Didn’t anyone there have a knowledge of ammunition ?

        • Howard Fortyfive

          Sure don’t look like it does there? Buncha grown men pussies.

  • Bob in Calif

    OMG!!! I’ve got an ammo can full of 8mmX56R with headstamps of 1938. And there’s even a swastika on them! It could wipe out the entire hemisphere! The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

    • Howard Fortyfive

      Wow Bob in California if what you say is true seems to me that ammo would be a collectors item and worth considerable moolah! Y’all need to understand here the police chief of San Antone is a real piece of work too on the same scale as that senator from Wayne county Michigan.

      Wow forty year old .40cal ammo. The lame brain who made this statement needs to be fired from his position immediately. Anyone who would make such an erroneous statement as this is clinically brain dead and should join the democrat party. He’s perfect for them, it’s a match made in heaven.

  • Mi

    How can anyone be that ignorant?

  • Michael Visco

    Idiots!! God this country is going to hell!!

  • WeatherbyMarkV

    The stupid. It’s rampant.

  • Julian

    40 years? .40S&W was developed in 1990, so it can’t possibly be more than 25 years old.

  • disqus_SaR5SNufFn

    25 min video from firefighters research nuff said

    • Howard Fortyfive

      At 15:28 narrator says exploding ammunition poses no danger to firefighters in full turnout gear. I wish someone in authority would tell this to the pansy in charge of fire fighting rules for my county or state. Here if it is known that small arms ammo is at scene of fire fire fighting personnel will not even try to extinguish flames. What pussies.

      I hope the makers of this video found a flaming antigun full motard to pay for the ammunition used here. Twenty eight thousand rounds.

      THERE OUGHT TO BE A LAW against this type of abuse. Get double your moneys worth by making tree hugging granola munching hippie democrats to fund this.

      It’s not nice to piss off old people this early in the day. I was in a good mood having my morning victuals. Then I watched this video.

    • Howard Fortyfive

      Wow 115,000 rounds abused in the retail ammunition store simulation. I can’t watch anymore of this.

      Adios people.