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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The small city of Liberty, Missouri, has now become the site of a great victory for gun safety and freedom in America — though one man’s automobile had to make the ultimate sacrifice when its owner stocked it full of ammunition and inadvertently caused it to explode.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office posted Tuesday on Facebook:

This afternoon a deputy went to investigate after seeing black smoke coming from a field near Old 210 Highway & Bluff Road, and found a car fully engulfed in flames. Ammunition in that burning car began discharging so he and responding firefighters kept their distance until it was safe to extinguish it.

The owner said that he was trying to burn trash when the field caught fire. Then he decided to drive over the flames to try and put it out, which caused his tire to catch fire and well, you can see how that turned out.

Liberty and Fishing River Firefighters were able to put the fire out safely.

A spokesman for the sheriff’s office told the Kansas City Star that the owner declined to file a police report for any possible insurance claim: “It seems like he’s just going to have to take a loss on that vehicle because I don’t think they’re going to cover it.”

Photo via the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri.

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  • Lynda Groom

    A perfect example of a 2nd Amendment remedy. Ya just can’t fix stupid not matter how hard you try. Well at least he didn’t harm anyone besides his own pride.

  • FireBaron

    Please tell me this moron is not allowed to vote.

    • plc97477

      I can’t promise you that but I can say he probably votes repug.

  • plc97477

    Smart plan not claiming the “accident” I am sure his insurance rates would jump sky high.

  • 13factfinder

    Blame it on the NRA like everything else! So, by Hillary’s standard; he should be able to file a lawsuit against the NRA, the ammunition “manufacturer”, the car “manufacturer” with NO responsibility placed on the individual. This is why gun owners defend the NRA and its 5 million members including those whom are not. This is also why disguising gun “control” as gun “safety” is a sham and we are all suspicious of the anti-gun “AGENDA”.

    • Independent1

      It’s interesting to see how you low IQ RWNJs just love to live in your own little fantasy worlds!!!

    • Daniel G

      Gun safety is a sham? THIS POINTS IT OUT DRAMITICALLY!!!
      Smart gun owners don’t drive around a field with a van full of ammo trying to put out fires. Or hadn’t you noticed the aftermath of this guys decision making yet?

  • Marilyn

    When I read this story first in the KC Star, I started to laugh, but then I thought this is less funny in Kansas City this week. On Tues., KC firefighters bravely rescuing residents in an apartment fire were trapped under a wall when it collapsed, killling two of them and injuring the other two. So anyone who has endangered every responder by his own stupidity is not so amusing. This fool is lucky that he didn’t qualify as a finalist in the Darwin awards this year. In response to 13factfinder, maybe in addition to checking for mental illness in the background checks, there could be a check for stupidity; however, I don’t think anyone was blaming this on the NRA until factfinder introduced the issue.

    • jam

      He’ll reach the Darwin Awards…if not for this incident, then some day soon, he’ll pull off another ‘Blooper’. Hopefully no one will die as a result of his stupidity.

  • mtkelley

    And men claim that they are the only ones who are fit to run this country! REALLY??

  • Otto Greif

    Unchambered ammunition detonated by fire isn’t a hazard.

  • David

    What does this event have to do with gun safety? The guy had ammo in his car.