A fable of feasibility
Just in case some readers didn't notice -- The "Van Helsing, et al" paper is obviously fictional, but the Briggs case study on the manufacturing of silver bullets is 100% real, and fascinating:
Sorry, but we are going to need these silver bullet manufacturers to make sure they dedicate 30% of all new bullets as "affordable bullets" before them can open up a new shop
So you're suggesting *no one* should get the opportunity to feel supernatural lupine strength course through their veins as the moon calls them to the glory of the primal hunt for human flesh? Like you literally think you have a right to just abolish infernal blood pacts to change man to beast just because you, what, feel scared of werewolves sometimes? You're threatening to kill them all! Learn to make a livable life with good policy before pursing a radical rewriting of our entire society please.
This story is incredible. I would share it with my friends.
A simple solution for the silver cost and impracticability of silver bullets- electroplate full copper jacketed bullets.
I suspect that some of the town's inhabitants may be profiting from the current werewolf dynamic, maybe even their income and status depend on not eradicating the werewolf problem.
Would you mind if I cross-posted this to the EA Forum?
Let me know if you'd prefer a linkpost that sends people here instead (full-text crossposts usually get more engagement).
A 12 gauge, short barreled shotgun loaded with Buck'n'Ball loads. Two to the center of mass and then two more to the head. Then apply the good ole, faithful double bit Headsman's Axe. I doubt that any werewolf is going to survive having it's head blown apart. Then removed from the body.
Your story alludes to US politics, OK, decapitate the wolf. Time for a complete re-do. Starting with Congress et al.
hahaha. I started thinking about how glowfic!buffy--who would regularly hammer a thin splinter of wood into recent corpses at the morgue as a precautionary measure against vampire turnings--would handle this, and partway through the post I rushed into the other room to shout at my partner "WHY DOES NOBODY EVER MAKE SILVER-TIPPED CROSSBOW BOLTS INSTEAD OF BULLETS?"
Silver jacketed buckshot is probably the best solution. Does the whole projectile need to be solid silver?
I like the foreshadowing of the ending from Sarah's surname.