Originally Posted by willfully armed
Hollywood, Hollywood ...
The Lone Ranger with his
and his horse named
returns to the movie screen in 2013.
...Tonto is played by Johnny Depp.
"HI-yo Silver, Away!"
Silver bullet lore from this link...
Silver bullets have been made famous by the Lone Ranger
John Breeding of Denver Colorado offers this insight In point of fact, the Ranger used silver bullets for a couple of reasons
He did indeed have access to a silver mine (jointly owned by himself, his brother and a retired ranger named Jim Blaine) His other was killed by Butch Cavendish, so Jim Blaine was given the mine to work. It was Jim who actually made the Ranger's bullets for him. Jim was also the only other person besides Tonto who knew the Ranger's real name.
The Ranger wanted silver bullets to become a symbol of law and justice in the west. The "humane" argument isn't true, simply because the Ranger never shot to kill, only to disarm. These come from the very first Lone Ranger TV episode, "Enter the Lone Ranger" from 1949.
Silver Bullets -Vampires
I always thought that you needed sunlight, wooden stakes or holy water to do in a vampire Movie after movie seems to have silver bullets doing the job. Is this just hollywood? Anyway, to be safe you should order a hollowpoint silver bullet with holy water in it.
Silver Bullets - Werewolves (Lycanthropes)
Let's see if I can get this correct, lycantrhope hunters please help. Originally it wasn't silver that did the werewolves in, but Silver Nitrate, a strong anteseptic Either that or quicksilver (mercury) also toxic. Might be a good custom bullet, 44mag hollopoint filled with silver nitrate!
So, some Hollywood writer didn't know the difference between Quicksilver (aka Mercury) and Silver, so a werewolf movie got made about silver bullets instead and the mythos was changed. Then some other dumbass writers started using silver bullets for Vampires too. LOL ...but Silver Bullets really are the thing of the Lone Ranger!