Uproar in Britain as .22 rimfire cartridge found
UK's Guardian reports law enforcement is in an uproar after a .22 short cartridge was found lying in a doorway.
"The bullet, of Swiss origin, was still in its brass casing, complete with enough gunpowder for it to fire itself. [To fire itself, it must have been one remarkable cartridge].
Mr Khan said that if it had been struck hard enough or exposed to heat it could have gone off. ..."How can you feel safe when you are finding things like this on the street?
The bullet has been examined at a Metropolitan Police laboratory and details about it kept for future reference. [Lab report: "This is a .22 short."]
Police are treating the unattended ammunition as a crime."
Hat tip to Dan Gifford.