Well, they’ve gone and done it now.
The four-alarm fire that engulfed the DFW Gun Range at 1607 West Mockingbird Lane in Dallas Sunday afternoon was apparently triggered by unauthorized tracer rounds.
Wholly Holy Crap.
Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said a shooter at the range admitted firing unauthorized tracer ammunition. The small flare that is part of the round makes it easier to follow the path of the bullet, but the pyrotechnic component apparently triggered the inferno when it hit the target.
But, wait, wait. Here’s the best part:
Evans said the man who admitted to firing the tracer bullet will not be prosecuted, because it is considered to be an accident and no laws were broken.
Perfectly safe. Totally safe. Cost the city a fortune in firefighting and injure one firefighter. Runoff water from the fire was an environmental concern, and a storm water agency was scheduled to arrive at the scene for testing.
So, next time you wanna have a little fun in Texas, go to a gun range and blow up a cement building. That’s legal in Texas. Gay marriage, however, is not.
Thanks to Brian and Letty for the heads up.