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.
Wow... you can tell these people know not a wit about firearms. The scary part is you'd think the police would at least know better.
Posted by: Sebastian at November 12, 2006 10:26 AM
If they were worried about one .22 short they would have had apoplexy if they noted all the loose rounds I removed from my old car preparing for its sale.
Posted by: RonInAz at November 12, 2006 10:57 AM
The British police are just as ignorant and uninformed as anyone else in the UK; how many of them have done any real shooting?
Posted by: BobG at November 12, 2006 11:40 AM
I saw that article yesterday. There were hysterical about it.
Posted by: Dan in Michigan at November 13, 2006 12:24 PM