Re: [guns] Cs core ammo

Michael S. Lorrey (
Tue, 08 Jun 1999 09:38:29 -0400

Charlie Stross wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 07, 1999 at 05:58:13PM -0400, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> >
> > Thats what I thought, but I was thinking of the problems with manufacturing and
> > disposing of waste... Of course, the fact that the explosive effect exceeds its
> > toxic effects would not hinder any protester from noting this fact and claiming
> > it violates some law or human rights treaty or some such nonsense. You can never
> > confuse those folks with the facts.
> Ideology aside, have a cigar: the reason I suggested caesium was that
> it's dense, and would tend to explode (then presumably fragment, and keep
> on exploding) on contact with human bodies. Put it in a steel jacket or
> something similar to hold it together until it hits the target ...

I do like the concept, but considering how much people get into a froth over hollow point and other 'cop killer' bullets, it might be a tough sell.

Mike Lorrey