National Catastrophe:Live .22 Rimfire Round Found In Doorway

#1
"LIVE ammunition has been found lying in the doorway of a busy high street shop.

"The .22 calibre short round bullet was found at the entrance of the 99p Stores in Walthamstow High Street on Wednesday morning, November 1.

...

"The bullet, of Swiss origin, was still in its brass casing, complete with enough gunpowder for it to fire itself.

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"The bullet has been examined at a Metropolitan Police laboratory and details about it kept for future reference."

"Bullet found in doorway" by David Williams. 9 November 2006.
http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/ne...lay.var.1013959.0.bullet_found_in_doorway.php

How do we know there aren't more of these out there quietly lurking with enough powder to fire themselves?

There's only one reasonable course of action: Have the Prime Minister get on television and make an hysterical speech and then evacuate London.
 
#2
Being an FAC and SGC holder, if I found some kind of ammo lying around my house or just outside, my first thought would be that I'd dropped it at some point and to pop it away, not phone the police! :roll:

Also, .22 pistols can't be held on a licence anymore, but thats about right for a journo who can't be arsed to do his research!
 
#3
I confused! The article says a ".22 short bullet was found, but the picture shows a .22 lfr round. Mind you, considering it also says there was "gunpowder" in it, I suppose it's no surprise.

MsG
 
#4
A police spokesman said: "Recovering firearms and ammunition is a priority for the police. We take the same view of ammunition as we do of a gun.

"If it goes bang, it is still lethal."

Police are treating the unattended ammunition as a crime. Mr Khan alerted them at 10.16am, and they arrived at his shop to pick up the bullet at 11.32am.
Top priority for them then. Hour, fifteen response time.

Must have been a slow news day.
 
#5
"The bullet, of Swiss origin, was still in its brass casing, complete with enough gunpowder for it to fire itself."

:?

So, it doesn't need a gun or any kind of human agency to go bang!

"TAKE COVER!" :omfg:
 
#6
jeez , ONE rimfire round, woopeedoo, a 7.62 is more of a worry than .22 :roll:
 
#7
It's the end of civilisation as we know it.....

Obviously, it's the polish immigrants fault :roll:
 
#9
Must have been a pikey! 99p shop, tight arsed git.
 
#11
Live ammunition left on a Mr Haroon Khans doorstep.....I think we all know what THIS means; a BNP cell is active in Walthamstow and EVERYBODY must vote Labour now!
 
#12
ps. I just bothered myself to look up the Grauniad link and noticed this:-

Ammunition of this kind would ordinarily be used in a small handgun or pistol, and both can be owned legally under licence.

Please, can I have one, then? Nasty Mr B.Liar took mine away last time! :x
 
#14
golly - imagine if they looked in the lockers in the back of my Disco! They would find .410 and 12g rounds - each with enough gunpowder to fire themselves many times over!!
 
#15
If they looked in any of the streams on Sennybridge area they would find enough 7.62 link and loose 5.56 to start a week of fun shoots on Mr Blair and his howling missus.


Which would be nice............
 
#16
Some years back there was a huge flap at Braunton Burrows.

"Live ammunition" was found in the dunes & reported to local plod by a concerned member of the public. Result was OTT reaction and vast swathes of the Burrows were cordoned off to carry out a full sweep.

Result:

Unfired 5.56mm x 45 Blank, Star Crimped, Brass: One (1)
 
#17
so a member of a gun club found a .22 round and never thought he might have dropped it? And what do they teach at that club when a member states to the media that it takes heat to ignite it - such as an autumn morning?
 
#18
well if you work the bullet out of the casing you can then cram the casing onto the sharp end of a pencil then apply the flame from a cigarette lighter..the brass will set off with a crack and fly across the room...might poke someone in the eye like that so I don't recommend you do it.
 
#20
A Swiss .22 Rimfire Short!!! Just think of the carnage this could have caused. A Weapon of Mass Destruction dropped in our blessed land by evil bearded foriegners who may be swarthy.

I await calls in Parliment for the whole population to be anally probed by vigorous a new home office quango.
 

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