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Wed Sep 26, 2012, 04:41 PM

Attention Gun Experts!

Need your help! Please go to http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1419629

and give your opinion as to whether the window at mobile AL Democratic Headquarters was hit by a bullet or not. Its in the video in the link. Police are claiming the window "broke itself".

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warrprayer Sep 2012 OP
bluedigger Sep 2012 #1
warrprayer Sep 2012 #2
gejohnston Sep 2012 #3
warrprayer Sep 2012 #4
bluedigger Sep 2012 #5
former-republican Sep 2012 #6
warrprayer Sep 2012 #8
montanto Sep 2012 #7
sarisataka Oct 2012 #9
warrprayer Oct 2012 #10

Response to warrprayer (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 05:00 PM

1. Couldn't say for sure.

It certainly looks like it might be a bullet strike, but I have seen rocks thrown by lawnmowers do similar damage. The story keeps alluding to multiple shots, but there doesn't seem to be any evidence of multiple strikes on the building. I don't think it was a structural failure brought on by previous damage, though. Some object struck the window. They need some physical evidence.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 05:09 PM

2. I agree

.. it looks like a bullet hit. The circular spread of the cracks seems to say something hit at high velocity. The center hole looks tiny, pellet gun perhaps? The shattering of the window might have made a loud bang...

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Response to warrprayer (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 05:12 PM

3. the hole looks like a pellet gun or a

small caliber like a .22. Spontaneous glass breakage apparently does happen.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_glass_breakage

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 05:28 PM

4. that was my first thought

center hole looks tiny.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 05:58 PM

5. I'm thinking pellet gun as well.

I would think any caliber over a .22 would have blown out the window. I think people heard the initial strike, not the shot, and then when the window started cracking they mistook the sound for additional shots fired. When cracks propagate like that the noise can be surprisingly loud, and takes place somewhat sporadically.

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Response to warrprayer (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 11:11 PM

6. Bullet trajectory is easy to figure out

 

when it pass through glass cleanly.

If it was a center fire or rim fire cartridge the bullet would be found in a wall .

If the investigators said it wasn't a bullet I believe them.

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Response to former-republican (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:52 PM

8. agree

bb gun might do it, a high powered type

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Response to warrprayer (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:24 PM

7. Projectile of some sort.

Small caliber, could have even been a slingshot though. If the investigators say it broke itself, I wouldn't believe anything else they had to say about it.

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Response to warrprayer (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:30 PM

9. I would put money

that it is a BB from a higher powered air gun or a pellet at a lesser power.

The damage appears identical to what a local store received some years back:

-Small center hole
-Rounded divot on interior, approximately quarter-sized diameter
-Entire window breaks but remains intact (if it breaks at all)
-no signs of damage to interior from projectile. (the bb/pellet actually bounced off and is outside the building)


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Response to sarisataka (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:22 PM

10. agree n/t

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