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(Guardian Series)   People in UK freak out when bomb is found in doorway. Actualy it was a 22 rimfire round, but reporter writes article as if it was a backpack nuke. EVERYBODY PANIC   (guardian-series.co.uk) divider line 172
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2006-11-11 04:06:17 AM
Woah... someone in the UK is packing some serious heat.
Watch out crows, someone's coming to get you!
 
2006-11-11 04:12:55 AM
I found a small rock once.
 
2006-11-11 04:35:23 AM
The bullet, of Swiss origin, was still in its brass casing, complete with enough gunpowder for it to fire itself.
continued...

Mr Khan said that if it had been struck hard enough or exposed to heat it could have gone off.


I found one in the parking lot of my apartment once. I put it in my pocket. It might be sitting in a box in my room. Tick tick.
 
2006-11-11 04:54:10 AM
I once found a shotgun shell in an old Jeep Cherokee I bought. I didn't realize that I should have turned the old fart in as a terrorist.

A 22 round is just about as dangerous as an annoyed puppy.
 
2006-11-11 05:29:26 AM
In high school I accidentally shot my neighbor's house a couple times with a .22. He came over and asked me to point my rifle 20 degrees to the left and offered me a beer. I guess attitudes about firearms are a little different in Arkansas...
 
2006-11-11 07:47:04 AM
If you just look at the picture without reading the article it look suspiciously like a two-tone adult toy.
 
2006-11-11 07:50:00 AM
I went to the Grand Canyon and was appalled at the amount of gravity just lying in wait to claim lives. I mean, there was enough potential energy there to kill EVERYONE!!
 
2006-11-11 07:50:08 AM
DOUBLE DEUCE!!

/not obscure
 
2006-11-11 07:50:40 AM
Sun God: I found a small rock once.


There was sufficient force available in your arm to fling it and put someone's eye out. You really ought to have phoned the police to come pick it up.

Don't know what to make of the article vastly overplaying the danger of a .22 short round and totally glossing over "Haroon Khan" having a gun license.
 
2006-11-11 07:54:18 AM
If someone had stepped on that, they could have slipped and fell and split their heads open on the sidewalk. Then our only hope would be that someone posted the video on YouTube.
 
2006-11-11 07:54:23 AM
I've always thought there was a lot of potential energy stored in packet noodles, as they're basically tightly-packed springs.
 
2006-11-11 07:56:37 AM
If that's a bomb, I have enough "explosives" in the closet to orbit Artie Lange.

/hey, it's cheaper by the case, alright?
 
2006-11-11 07:56:47 AM
I have a box of 50 of these bombs sitting in my closet.
 
2006-11-11 07:57:50 AM
To be fair to us Brits here, finding live ammunition is something that doesn't happen. We can't buy ammo in the supermarket like you can in Murica.
 
2006-11-11 07:57:50 AM
If I want to ship my car to the UK, I guess I'd better dig out the 9mm rounds I lost in the seats last month lest it be crushed into a cube and buried in cement.
 
2006-11-11 07:59:46 AM
You can pretty much be as rough as you want with a round like that and it isn't going to fire. Thanks to Mythbusters we know that heat or electricity can cause a .22 round to cook off but because there is no chamber or barrel in which the pressure can build behind it there will not be enough force behind the round to cause any real harm.

Oh yeah and KAAAAAHHHNNNNNNN!
 
2006-11-11 08:00:10 AM
Just point out, that this isn't 'The Guardian' this is a different paper altogether, local rag.
 
2006-11-11 08:01:12 AM
Senator Claghorn
Don't know what to make of the article vastly overplaying the danger of a .22 short round and totally glossing over "Haroon Khan" having a gun license.

Ah, racism. Gotta love it. Of course he's gotta be a jihadi with a name like "Haroon Khan" and what with owning a gun and all. Why, look at the way he said he's glad he picked it up rather than a small child. Honestly, how many white Christians can a small child kill with a .22? The steady, Muzzie hand of Haroon Khan, with proper aiming and his gun club must be able to put it right through the back of a man's throat and into the head of the man behind him!

Fair Britannia, what more do you need for an admission?
 
2006-11-11 08:01:14 AM
Malcy

To be fair to us Brits here, finding live ammunition is something that doesn't happen. We can't buy ammo in the supermarket like you can in Murica.


Can you buy a can of spray paint? More deadly when tossed into a fire.
 
2006-11-11 08:02:00 AM
Murica.... LOL

looks like a nerve's been hit.
 
2006-11-11 08:02:35 AM
mgbeach: Can you buy a can of spray paint? More deadly when tossed into a fire.

Yeah I know that, I'm not talking about the possible dangers, more about the rarity of finding live ammo on the street. Bound to be bigger news here.
 
2006-11-11 08:03:20 AM
Dave_te85: Murica.... LOL

hehe, no nerve hit. I just call it that because thats how your Prez says it
 
2006-11-11 08:03:45 AM
I'm not gun nut or anything but just doing some rearranging of the house i found some 9mm, a bunch 22 stingers and 2 3 1/2 12 ga magnums. This guy would has had a stroke looking in my hutch.

GAB
 
2006-11-11 08:04:07 AM
Submitter is making it sound like as if everyone in the UK would freak out ;) . That place is apparently very busy (says so in article) and it was only this Mr Khan person who did anything about it


/is British
//Wouldn't freak out....because he probably wouldn't see the bullet!

Though to be honest I know nothing about bullets apart from the obvious so I wouldn't know if its dangerous or not.
 
2006-11-11 08:06:41 AM
malcy: Bound to be bigger news here.

And its only news in a tiny local paper, anyway. They probably report on peoples missing cats.
 
2006-11-11 08:08:28 AM
malcy

hehe, no nerve hit. I just call it that because thats how your Prez says it

Oh yeah, that guy. Touche, my friend. :)
 
2006-11-11 08:15:59 AM
With the British amassing this much fire power, have the French surrendered yet?
 
2006-11-11 08:19:34 AM
This is what a .22 round looks like. The Brits have got to be the biggest bunch of p*ssy gun-phobes I've ever seen.

www.restlessadventurer.net
 
2006-11-11 08:21:45 AM
The .22 calibre short round bullet was found
The pic shows a .22 long


The bullet, of Swiss origin, was still in its brass casing, complete with enough gunpowder for it to fire itself.
Fire itself??? I think I may send a box of .22's out squirrel hunting for me this morning. If only .22 ammo could clean and cook those squirrels, too.

Maybe I'll just send my car down to the store to get some groceries...
 
2006-11-11 08:24:55 AM
they dont believe in guns in the UK
 
2006-11-11 08:25:35 AM
*looks at the 30-06 round on his desk*

Heaven forbid somebody found a hunting round in the street.

Wait what does the media call em again? Cop Killers?
 
2006-11-11 08:28:25 AM
Heh, good find, Subby. I had to double-check that this wasn't The Onion.

The only part they left out was when all the 'bobbies' in their silly hats crept up and poked at it with their nightsticks.

Favorite line: "If it goes bang, it is still lethal."

Brilliant deduction guys. I hear Ric Romero is looking for a research assistant.
 
2006-11-11 08:28:25 AM
Malcy To be fair to us Brits here, finding live ammunition is something that doesn't happen. We can't buy ammo in the supermarket like you can in Murica.

mgbeach Can you buy a can of spray paint? More deadly when tossed into a fire.

There is absolutely no reason for a member of the general public to own a can of spray paint. The only purpose for a paint can is to either cover a bare surface, or worse, cover up an existing painted surface. Considering the threat posed by an annoying color or, in a worst-case scenario, graffiti, only licensed painters need such potentially deadly devices.
 
2006-11-11 08:29:41 AM
What a bunch of pansies! I can't believe the "breathless" tone of this article, as if someones death was imminent.

from the article

"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?


"Aaaagh! At any moment it could have jumped up and killed me!"
So what if a kid finds it. Bullets need specific and direct pressure to fire, that is why they can be carried by soldiers jumping into trenches and falling on the ground. You could probably put that bullet in a clothes dryer on high for 2 hours and not have a problem. What a pack of breathless weenies you Brits have become. Almost as bad as the French.
 
2006-11-11 08:30:56 AM
How long until the round is classified as a WMD and Mr. Khan's shop gets invaded?

The guy should have just picked up the round and disposed of it himself.
 
2006-11-11 08:32:31 AM
treefitty
The only part they left out was when all the 'bobbies' in their silly hats crept up and poked at it with their nightsticks.


This thread is useless without Picts.
 
2006-11-11 08:34:34 AM
Who needs a gun, when bullets can now magically fire themselves?
 
2006-11-11 08:39:06 AM
OK, what do you want to bet that "jihadists" are involved? I don't understand why their ideology of death hasn't been banned already.

/i pulled THIS bullet out of MY closet
 
2006-11-11 08:41:12 AM
I've got a five round segment of a 50-cal machine gun belt around here somewhere. Guess I better stay away from England.
 
2006-11-11 08:41:19 AM
malcy - "To be fair to us Brits here, finding live ammunition is something that doesn't happen. We can't buy ammo in the supermarket like you can in Murica."

Where is this Murica place? Is it on the same planet where all the English have terrible dental care?
 
2006-11-11 08:44:23 AM
I really think a single .22 short is such a minor issue to the Brits. They really have much more pressing matters to correct, for instance this
www.fakecrap.com


and this

www.hodgers.com



Maybe you should address the really pressing issues first...
 
2006-11-11 08:45:38 AM
Nice call, comicbookguy. We are like kindred spirits.
 
2006-11-11 08:46:22 AM
Jesus H Christ in a chariot driven sidecar.

You farkin pommies have become the most pussifeid, lamest bunch of weenies I've ever seen. So far, you've banned playground equipment, you've banned knives with pointy tips (even for kitchen use), you've become the worlds biggest buncha candyasses in human history. God help us, a BULLET! Everybody run! There must be terrorism afoot! Hide the children and lock your doors! We're all gonna die!

farkin morons, next time the Krauts get uppity we should let them have their way with ya. After all, yer queer old dean is German. Maybe she'd take on all comers for the good of the country. She was pretty hot back in the 40's.
 
2006-11-11 08:49:57 AM
malcy - "To be fair to us Brits here, finding live ammunition is something that doesn't happen. We can't buy ammo in the supermarket like you can in Murica."


We keep the ammo in the supermarket because that's where all the tea is at. Stay away from our tea, redcoat. No taxation without representation.
 
2006-11-11 08:50:49 AM

It's funny. I accidentally put a .45 shell through the wash ( including dryer for those that aren't so worthy) and it came out fine. A little shinier than before, but still a bullet that fired fine. For someone whining over the fact that this is obscure is just amazing, a .22 round can be lethal, yet is so commonly regarded as a target practice round to anyone that knows about bullets this is just amazing. These aren't power kegs, these are the training weapons that we hand to children to learn to respect the weapon for what it is, a killing device. I'm just wondering what the hell they would think finding a .50 bullet

content.answers.com

/The one on the left for those that don't know

 
2006-11-11 08:52:34 AM
Presumably (didn't rtfa) the problem is that if you find a bullet there's a chance that there's someone nearby with a gun. In a society which controls firearms as closely as we do that person is likely to be up to no good (or a police officer I guess).

And did we have to have the dental pictures - I'm having two teeth out next week and I didn't want to be reminded :-(
 
2006-11-11 08:57:00 AM
and for double the fun anyone notice that it was a .22 SHORT round, most people think of a .22 LR (long rifle) when they think of .22s, a short round is about half as long as a LR one and contains almost enough powder to break skin at point blank range.
 
2006-11-11 08:57:02 AM
Look out Mario! That bullet just fired itself!

www.kahsoon.com
 
2006-11-11 08:58:02 AM
LightCloud, well put my man. The .22 is also considerably cheaper to plink with :)

/owns a .50 cal S&W revolver
//compensating
 
2006-11-11 08:58:23 AM
www.rollanet.org
/left to right regular AA battery, .50 loaded, .50 empty, .45 auto loaded, .45 auto empty, 9mm empty
 
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