Pair jailed for ammunition in Great Britain
I've noted previously the situation in Great Britain, where burglars are now being given warnings, and homeowners are cautioned by police to take their car keys to bed, because burglaries to grab keys are frequent.
In an interesting contrast, when British police found a " large quantity of cartridges" (44, to be precise) in a home, the occupants were sentenced to 1.5 and 3 years imprisonment.
You know what I find startling? The British press gets the nomenclature correct. The American press wouldn't know a cartridge from a bullet if they got shot in the rear with it. Nor, do I suspect, would they care.
Posted by: Sebastian at June 15, 2006 10:51 AM
Don't you get a warm and fuzzy feeling knowing that two more dangerous criminals are behind bars in England? Doesn't it make you even more anxious to visit a country that works so hard to make itself safe from violence? (BARF!)
Posted by: wrangler5 at June 15, 2006 02:53 PM
Now I don't feel so bad trashing on the British.
I didn't trash on them enough! Just think: We could have the nanny state here with Hilary Rotten Clinton as President-for-Life.
Posted by: The Mechanic at June 15, 2006 04:22 PM
OMFG 44 cartridges, 12 of which were HOLLOW POINTS!!!! Teh horrors! WTF is wrong with the UK?
It seems all they do is chase after the easy ones and avoid the real dangerous criminals. I think sooner or later people are going to catch on and all become dangerous criminals so the government will leave them alone. And then we're back where we started in the 13th century again.
Posted by: beerslurpy at June 15, 2006 09:47 PM
The part I find funny is that they consider 44 cartridges to be large quantity. I can't remember ever going to the gun shop and buying fewer than 50, usually more in the neighborhood of 100-200.
Posted by: dave at June 19, 2006 12:29 AM
I think I have several thousand rounds in 7.62x39 and huge piles of various handgun and shotgun calibers as well. I might be down below 50 rounds of 380 auto at the moment, but that is because I keep the gun/spare full and only buy more when I go to the range to do a little practice.
Posted by: beerslurpy at June 19, 2006 10:28 PM