The change from from analog television to the new digital feed has had at least one unusual side effect: Utah officials are asking that residents not destroy their old TV sets with firearms.
The people at the Bureau of Land Management in Utah’s west desert are worried some folks might want to use their old sets for target practice.
With the recent switch to all digital television, there are plenty of TVs collecting dust. The BLM warns that electronic devices like TVs, computer monitors and even cell phones potentially toxic elements. If they’re not disposed of properly, the devices pose a threat to the environment. Officials say it can cost up to seven-grand to clean-up a shot-up TV set.
Personally, I don’t think I’d go to all the trouble of taking my TV outside to shoot it. I’m much more likely to do it right here in my apartment. Especially if the remote died and “Entourage” was about to start. (People wanna talk about guns like I ain’t got none. What, you think I sold ’em all?)