Forget Bullets: Watch Out for Howitzers in Oklahoma

June 26, 2014 at 7:39 PM 1 comment

 A homeowner in Wyandotte, Oklahoma is awaiting damage assessments after an artillery shell entered his home.

It was fired at the Oklahoma Full Auto Shoot and Trade Show on Saturday, around 3 miles a way.

Homeowner Gene Kelley could not fathom what he found after hearing a large crash inside his home.

“It’s unbelievable,” Kelley said.  “Unless you were here to see it or see the pictures I’ve got, you would not believe how huge this thing is.”

A 105 howitzer artillery shell, 14 and a half inches long and 3 and a half inches across, was lying on his bedroom floor.

It entered from the outside wall, hit the ceiling, and damaged another wall, all while he and his wife were home.

“Fortunately, nobody was hurt,” Kelley said.

Homeowners say if the shell had not first hit a tree limb and then the ground, the impact would have been a lot more severe when it hit the house.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department says the shell came from a historic artillery canon fired at the gun show.

The gun range owner says the weapon was fired safely by professionals at a downward projection.

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Owners of the range say they are taking every measure to prevent something like this from ever happening again.

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Oklahoma:  You want guns everywhere? You got it.  You want 14″ Howitzer missiles bombing your neighborhoods and landing in your kitchens?  You got that too.

Google “14” Howitzers” and you get images like this:

Howitzers

(Image via Wikipedia)

Living in Oklahoma means you have the  FREEDOM to shoot off shells like this.  I mean, this is the USA!  USA!  USA!  If they land in someone’s kitchen?  Hey, what about MY  gun rights?

 

 

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. 3boxesofbs  |  June 27, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    What about your gun rights?
    You can own or not as you choose. Nothing in the legal system says you have to be completely safe from the actions of others; heck that is why we have a civil court system, isn’t it?

    We have people driving the wrong way on highways, we have people running their cars into other people’s houses, etc… how is this different legally?

    Bob S.

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