I’m a Licenced SCUBA diver, haven’t made bubbles in far too long, but I’ve been there and done that. One thing that always freaked me out was the tanks.
A St. Petersburg neighborhood was rocked early this morning after a SCUBA tank exploded, killing a man as he prepared to go diving.
St. Pete Fire Rescue officials said the SCUBA tank explosion inside the home literally blew the man, who was later identified as Russell Vanhorn, out of his home, killing him.
In this story they aren’t sure what happened, but I’m guessing he dropped the tank and cracked the tank-valve turning the tank into a ballistic Missile.
Say Uncle has “Rule 5” which is “Never Catch a Dropped Gun”, because you can grab a gun by the trigger causing a discharge, meanwhile most guns are drop safe, so you can drop them all day long, even with any manual safeties flipped off all day long and the gun won’t discharge. Still drop a SCUBA Tank…you can be dead as Disco.
But hey, guns are different because guns are different! And we certainly should give “Gun Death” special weight in the stats…well just because!