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Old 11-16-2006, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Shocking crime in Britain!

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By David Williams

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.

Haroon Khan, who has a firearms licence and is a member of a local gun club, was alarmed to discover live ammunition in a Walthamstow doorway.

The bullet, of Swiss origin, was still in its brass casing, complete with enough gunpowder for it to fire itself.
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Mr Khan said that if it had been struck hard enough or exposed to heat it could have gone off.

"This sort of thing should not be lying around. It was live, primed and active," he said. "But rather me pick it up than a little kid.

"How can you feel safe when you are finding things like this on the street?

"To get hold of one of these is not easy. You have to go through a scrutinised search, you need a licence and you have to belong to a club."

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

But to leave strictly controlled goods out in the street would be enough for a firearms licence to be revoked.

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

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.
http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/new...in_doorway.php

To think that these people used to rule half of the world... Now they get their panties up in a bunch over a tiny .22 short cartridge (about as powerful as your average pellet gun). I found it interesting that in England, a bullet can "fire itself", and that it is considered a crime to have an unattended bullet lying about. Its as if someone could cause mass destruction by strategically planting a .22 short somewhere.
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good LORD! I had no idea!

Why there are some of those things IN MY HOUSE! I wonder if my house is STILL THERE???

Holy crap! I better race home right away before it starts roaming the countryside to steal the blood of the living!
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It just seems that way to you (and many others myself included) because in America we, as a society, have become desensitized to guns. either way as long as it didn't harm anyone then its OK.
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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great response time by the cops too . . .

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Shocking crime indeed

It is up there with animal activist bombing Velcro factories.
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Old 11-16-2006, 06:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wow. . . While leaving ammunition out is irresponsible making such a large deal about a .22 SHORT round is almost ridiculous.

Those rounds aren't very powerful and about the only time I would use them is if noise was an issue. It sounds like a PB marker when the .22 rifle goes off!

Wow. . . just wow-thats ridiculous!
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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O M G ! I hope they raised their terror alert level.

Seriously my Brothas. Don't let this happen here. England let itself be neutered by electing a bunch of liberal politicians, lawyers, and judges. Now their laws serve only to protect criminals. Houses are broken into with impunity over there because theives know that homeowners are defenseless. In fact, if they get injured while trying to break in they can and do successfully sue the homeowner. England is currently in the early stages of trying to ban pointed knives. This in the wake of a homeowner being murdered with a knife (from his own kitchen)- Because he interupted a robbery in progress. Now they want knives to have only one cutting edge and a rounded point so that they cannot be used to stab. In case you are wondering how the process starts, first a Doctor publishes an article on the needless loss of life caused by XXX. Such an article was published in England just over a year ago. Six months later, politicians citing the article proposed initial banning legislation. The initial legislation didn't pass but they did issue a 'Knife amnesty' allowing people to turn in their dangerous knives. Once a few more people are used to the idea they will push the legislation again. Watch the news, it will happen.

It won't be long before you won't be able to own a pointy stick over there.
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wow. . . While leaving ammunition out is irresponsible making such a large deal about a .22 SHORT round is almost ridiculous.

Those rounds aren't very powerful and about the only time I would use them is if noise was an issue. It sounds like a PB marker when the .22 rifle goes off!

Wow. . . just wow-thats ridiculous!
Exactly, it would be like someone finding a pocketknife making the evening news in this country, its just silly.
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Now they want knives to have only one cutting edge and a rounded point so that they cannot be used to stab. In case you are wondering how the process starts, first a Doctor publishes an article on the needless loss of life caused by XXX. Such an article was published in England just over a year ago. Six months later, politicians citing the article proposed initial banning legislation. The initial legislation didn't pass but they did issue a 'Knife amnesty' allowing people to turn in their dangerous knives. Once a few more people are used to the idea they will push the legislation again. Watch the news, it will happen.
I think that is just those powerful knife manufacturing lobbist's efforts to sell more knives, think about it, who will gain the most when every family has to turn in thier knives and buy the new rounded knives?

Yeah right, protecting the average citizens my arse !
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Hey i'll all about not leaving ammo sitting around in doorways and such just because a rimfire could go off if struck perfectly... but a crime? i think that's a bit much,
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what reference?! most likely that was part of a batch of a few hundred thousand that was sold in their country, so what take guns away from everybody who bought part of that lot just to be safe?

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-Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass by Theodore Dalrymple
-The Abolition of Britain: From Winston Churchill to Princess Diana by Peter Hitchens
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