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Gp100
10-25-2009, 9:51 AM
I heard on the radio that the Government is looking in to putting a additive in to ammunition that destroyes the gun powder after 2 years. Has anyone heard any thing about this? Is this even possible?

Mr.Pickles
10-25-2009, 9:56 AM
:fud: I don't think it is even possible.

freakshow10mm
10-25-2009, 9:57 AM
False.

yellowfin
10-25-2009, 10:38 AM
Doesn't mean they won't try.

okimreloaded
10-25-2009, 10:46 AM
In Sacto, the only good radio station went out of business, which has left me - at 23 years old, listening to talk radio exclusively since my car does not have a working cd player or an ipod hookup -

the other night I was listening to coast to coast AM on a quick drive to the store and they were talking about alien abductions and REAL vampires. I don't buy into everything I hear on the radio...if they did try to do that though, i'd just speed up my plans to start loading my own ammo.

bigstick61
10-25-2009, 1:42 PM
I have heard this in the past. I'm sure it is technically possible. The powder probably has to have enough volatiles where its degradation is rapid as opposed to more gradual. It would probably mean a reformulation rather than the addition of a simple additive.

B Strong
10-25-2009, 1:54 PM
I heard on the radio that the Government is looking in to putting a additive in to ammunition that destroyes the gun powder after 2 years. Has anyone heard any thing about this? Is this even possible?

TFH legend that goes back many years.

West coast
10-25-2009, 2:01 PM
FALSE!!!!!!!!!

forgiven
10-25-2009, 2:42 PM
Ummm...maybe, but most likely :icon_bs:

joepamjohn
10-25-2009, 2:44 PM
What about a secret additive that once shot thru the gun the gun will melt down being no longer useable. ;)

forgiven
10-25-2009, 2:57 PM
What about a secret additive that once shot thru the gun the gun will melt down being no longer useable. ;)

Sounds like something a hitman would use.

kurac
10-25-2009, 5:10 PM
So are police departments going to get some of this stuff mixed in with the good stuff.

NRAhighpowershooter
10-25-2009, 5:17 PM
the only suggestion about powder was made around the time after the Oaklahoma City bombing.. and the suggestion was to try to see if a trace element could be added to rifle powder if it used in a bomb....without the bozos realizing that rifle powder burns and doesn't go BOOM......

CenterX
10-25-2009, 5:28 PM
Still a few ideas around to add tracer code to the powder that if GSR is picked up the ammo manufacturer lot can be traced. So, throw in finger printing, ammo data, and then go crazy and round up suspects and use the polite soda pop torture to get to the truth. lot of babble..... the left can cobble together quite nutty scenarios and try to make them true. Run for your life.

IrishPirate
10-25-2009, 5:45 PM
The govt would get sued form the massive ammounts of "slow fires" that lead to harm.

Telperion
10-25-2009, 7:43 PM
Lead-free primers have a more shorter shelf life than lead styphnate primers, which store indefinitely. I don't recall the shelf life for lead-free primers, but I think it's more than 2 years.

wash
10-25-2009, 8:32 PM
Modern lead free primers last decades at least.

I don't think any of the powder manufacturers would mix up anything like what you describe even if the anti's wanted it. It would be like that 200 mpg carburetor that the oil companies "suppressed".

audihenry
10-25-2009, 9:05 PM
Doesn't mean they won't try.

Put on yer tinfoil hat.

tankerman
10-25-2009, 9:44 PM
What "radio"?I heard on the radio that the Government is looking in to putting a additive in to ammunition that destroyes the gun powder after 2 years. Has anyone heard any thing about this? Is this even possible?

jdberger
10-25-2009, 10:04 PM
What "radio"?

'zactly....

What radio station, where, what time, etc.

file this one right next to, "They told me..."

slik556
10-25-2009, 10:19 PM
What about a secret additive that once shot thru the gun the gun will melt down being no longer useable. ;)

Don't give them any bright ideas..... by the way I think we already went through this with the corrosive ammo, it did exactly what you said....:D

Scratch705
10-25-2009, 11:01 PM
Don't give them any bright ideas..... by the way I think we already went through this with the corrosive ammo, it did exactly what you said....:D

not if you live in the middle of the desert.... you can probably get by on now cleaning your gun for days in that dry heat.

Dr Pete
10-25-2009, 11:19 PM
New government ad
1-800-sendme your gun for cleaning :)

Where did I put that bridge? :confused::D

norcal77
10-25-2009, 11:34 PM
:TFH::TFH::TFH::TFH::TFH:

G-Man WC
10-25-2009, 11:39 PM
Crack is Whack! :fud:
Oh I hated the the Colonel with his wee beady eyes and that smug look on his ... Because he puts an addictive substance in his chicken that makes you crave it. -g

Two Shots
10-26-2009, 12:23 AM
Wouldn't that be considered desrtoying your property?

WeekendWarrior
10-26-2009, 3:33 PM
WWRTW

Super Spy
10-26-2009, 3:51 PM
I wouldn't put it past CA Legislature to try and pass some stupid law like this.........

Barney Gumble
10-26-2009, 4:06 PM
I heard on the radio that the Government is looking in to putting a additive in to ammunition that destroyes the gun powder after 2 years. Has anyone heard any thing about this? Is this even possible?

ROFL

I'm always amazed that people buy into these paranoid conspiracy theories.

maschronic
10-26-2009, 4:08 PM
they are adding additives to powder. you need to get rid of them after 2 years. i will take it out of your hands and dispose of them. :)

dustoff31
10-26-2009, 9:23 PM
Well, since we're breaking out the tinfoil hats, maybe it wouldn't be the gov't. It would certainly be one way for powder makers to insure future revenues.

OTOH, it wouldn't be the first time the .gov monkeyed around with people's ammo. Anyone here aware of/remember Project "Eldest Son"

SkatinJJ
10-26-2009, 9:37 PM
I heard on the radio that the Government is looking in to putting a additive in to ammunition that destroyes the gun powder after 2 years. Has anyone heard any thing about this? Is this even possible?

I also heard on the radio that Martians were invading New Jersey and moving up through Pennsylvania...:o

slik556
10-26-2009, 10:18 PM
I also heard on the radio that Martians were invading New Jersey and moving up through Pennsylvania...:o

They have been in Chicago for years and now have taken up residency in the White House:D