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    Everybody Panic!

    Bullet found in doorway
    Guardian-series, UK

    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.

    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.

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    The bullet, of Swiss origin, was still in its brass casing, complete with enough gunpowder for it to fire itself.
    Those Swiss, making 'smart' ammo. What'll they think of next?

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    Wow! A .22 short. This caused that much fuss over a .22 short? It could go off by "itself"? The brits need some serious help.

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    It was probably left there to assassinate some Gov't. official that passes by that way regularly and the guy just found it before it had a chance to complete its mission.He should get a reward for his heroic actions and be knighted by the Queen of Morondom.

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    Cool, self-firing ammo! We can bypass guns completely now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    Cool, self-firing ammo! We can bypass guns completely now!
    Yep,but watch the libs scramble for new anti ammo legislation asap

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    Lets see... .22 short intended to 'off' a British government official - well, they got the scale about right. Might be over-kill to put a .22 short through the 'brain' of a British government official. Very precise marksmanship.

    That's assuming it's his turn to use it that day.

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    Mini IED?

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