Re: [guns] Cs core ammo

Charlie Stross (
Tue, 8 Jun 1999 13:33:47 +0100

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 ...