VIDEO: Man Shoots Lawn Mower Full of Explosives and Almost Ended Up Killing Himself

VIDEO: Man Shoots Lawn Mower Full of Explosives and Almost Ended Up Killing Himself

lawnmowerIt’s fun to shoot things and blow them up for fun — as long as no one gets hurt. Guns can be fun to shoot, even explosives can be fun, but only if you are extremely careful and take serious precautions. One 23-year old Georgia man did not do this, and thought it would be fun to blow up a lawnmower from only 43 feet away. FlyHeight posted the gruesome video.

As you can see in the video, his leg is blown off by a flying piece of the lawnmower. Sheriff Joe Chapman is interviewed about the incident and says that if you’re going to use explosives likes this, you need to stand 100 yards away per pound of Tannerite. The federal government has been increasingly passing regulations banning unpermitted explosives in areas around the country. This tragic incident will no doubt result in more restrictions. Hopefully it will also serve as a deterrent to others who were considering things up without taking precautions.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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