Originally Posted by listopencil
That's great. It's also probably bullshit.
A soft-jacketed bullet isn't going to spark at all and the spark from a FMJ round isn't going to be hot enough to ignite the fuel (and you'd have to hit the tank at just the right angle to make a spark at all). Moroever, the gas would have to be at exactly the right fuel/air mixture to actually ignite.
There are ways you can rig it to make it blow...and you can title a YouTube video about damn near anything you want. But in the end you just have to kinda turn your brain on here and think about it.
There isn't a catalyst. There isn't going to be an explosion.
EDIT: This isn't dispositive on it's own, but it's a hell of a lot more dispositive than a 14 second clip of a guy shooting something at something and making fire.