This is a discussion on 2004: Man Destroys Corrupt City In Armored Bulldozer Rampage within the General Talk forums, part of the General Discussion category; How long before we have other Americans pissed enough to take justice into their own hands? If you are going to make a statement, this ...
How long before we have other Americans pissed enough to take justice into their own hands? If you are going to make a statement, this is how to do it.Man Destroys Corruption In Bulldozer Rampage: "What Happens When You Have Too Much Govt Interference"Marvin John Heemeyer, an American welder and an automobile muffler repair shop owner most known for his rampage with a modified bulldozer. Outraged over the outcome of a zoning dispute, he armored a Komatsu D355A bulldozer with layers of steel and concrete and used it to demolish the town hall, the former mayor’s house, and other buildings in Granby, Colorado. The rampage ended when the bulldozer got stuck in the basement of a Gambles store he was in the process of destroying. Heemeyer then killed himself with a handgun.
The machine used in the incident was a Komatsu D355A bulldozer fitted with makeshift armor plating covering the cabin, engine and parts of the tracks. In places this armor was over 1 foot (30 cm) thick, consisting of 5000-psi Quikrete concrete mix sandwiched between sheets of tool steel, to make ad-hoc composite armor.
This made the machine impervious to small arms fire and resistant to explosives: indeed three external explosions and more than 200 rounds of ammunition fired at the bulldozer had no effect on it.
For visibility the bulldozer was fitted with several video cameras linked to two monitors mounted on the vehicle’s dashboard; the cameras were protected on the outside by 3-inch (76 mm) shields of bullet-resistant plastic. Onboard fans and an air conditioner were used to keep Heemeyer cool while driving, and compressed-air nozzles were fitted to blow dust away from the video cameras. He had made three gun-ports, fitted for a .50 caliber sniper rifle, a .308 semi-automatic, and a .22 long rifle, all fitted with a half-inch-thick steel plate.
This is glorious!
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Wow. Blast from the past. I do remember that. I also remember some guy got a hold of a tank, I believe from Camp Pendleton in San Diego, and went on a rampage.
Funny you started this thread. Today I was thinking about that old Michael Douglas movie Falling Down. Your average guy who finally gets fed up and starts to do something about it.
First you have to give up. First you have to know, not fear, know that someday you're going to die.
The picture of Falling Down the guy already has a Mossberg Shochwave. Here they are claiming it's something new.
I don't see people going on rampages for a while. Trump has brought some hope that things may go back to normal. Now if Hildo would have won I'd be singing a different tune.
Modern technology has put a lot of destructive power into the hands of individuals.
We may or may not not see our own outraged citizens doing these things again, I think it will depend a lot on the economy and how oppressive government becomes. But we will definitely see mass casualty incidents again; witness the death caused by terrorist-driven simple delivery trucks in Europe recently.
I want one of those....