Re: [guns] Cs core ammo

Michael S. Lorrey (
Tue, 08 Jun 1999 10:00:51 -0400

"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:

> 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.

BTW, what is the melting point of caesium? I thought it was kinda low...