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Cannon loaded with powder, ball found in NYC
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Appears unlikely anyone will be charged though....

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/12/nyc...latestnews

"New York City police say an 18th century cannon was found loaded with gun powder and a cannon ball during a routine cleaning at the Central Park Conservancy.
Police say residual gun powder was spotted after a piece of rust was removed Friday from the cannon, exposing the cannon ball. Authorities were summoned to remove the gun powder and make the cannon safe for public display. The cannon came from a British Royal Navy Ship, the HMS, circa 1763 to 1780.
Packing material, gun powder and a cannon ball are occasionally found inside cemented cannons when they are X-rayed during routine cleaning. A spokeswoman for the Central Park conservancy had no comment.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/12/nyc...z2HkaYkXyv"
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glocke12;66166 Wrote:Appears unlikely anyone will be charged though....

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/12/nyc...latestnews

"New York City police say an 18th century cannon was found loaded with gun powder and a cannon ball during a routine cleaning at the Central Park Conservancy.
Police say residual gun powder was spotted after a piece of rust was removed Friday from the cannon, exposing the cannon ball. Authorities were summoned to remove the gun powder and make the cannon safe for public display. The cannon came from a British Royal Navy Ship, the HMS, circa 1763 to 1780.
Packing material, gun powder and a cannon ball are occasionally found inside cemented cannons when they are X-rayed during routine cleaning. A spokeswoman for the Central Park conservancy had no comment.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/12/nyc...z2HkaYkXyv"
Wait a minute...doesn't England name her ships H.M.S. XXXXXX? So this ships name was the H.M.S HMS? LOL...great reporting!! Must be a lost art...
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How many bystanders were shot by NYPD in the recovery effort?
TheWolff, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#4
Whose dog did they shoot?

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined." -Patrick Henry
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Quote:Packing material, gun powder and a cannon ball are occasionally found inside cemented cannons when they are X-rayed during routine cleaning. A spokeswoman for the Central Park conservancy had no comment.

How many routine cleanings do they go through that they get X-rayed and the ball wasn't discovered the first time it was x-rayed?
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#6
1. All cannons are always loaded.

2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you're not willing to destroy.

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#7
Never pick and prime until you intend to fire
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