Brits freak out over .22 cartridge

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by kalash, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. Ursus

    Ursus Active Member

    Jul 23, 2006
    El Salvador, Central America.
    A banana peeling on the sidewalk is far more dangerous!!!:eek: :eek:

  2. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    No doubt about it

    It's an IED
  3. southernshooter

    southernshooter New Member

    Mar 5, 2006
    Deep South Mississippi
  4. kalash

    kalash New Member

    Nov 18, 2006
    as my grand dad would say "there all puusssssaaasssss"
  5. SKYDIVER386

    SKYDIVER386 New Member

    Jun 30, 2006
    "The bullet, of Swiss origin, was still in its brass casing, complete with enough gunpowder for it to fire itself."

    Yep, put enough powder in them and they go KAPOW all by themselves.:rolleyes:
  6. Kahr

    Kahr New Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    Covington, GA.
    damn the brits are such pansies I normally have ammunition of much higher caliber floating around in a jacket pocket. sorry to any offended brits, but...but come on.
  7. kalash

    kalash New Member

    Nov 18, 2006
    lol thats nothing, check this out.

    KNIVES were handed in during a recent three-week amnesty launched by the police as an extension of Operation Blunt.

    A total of 92 knives, swords, machetes and bladed knuckle dusters were placed anonymously in bins all over Waltham Forest in the drive which has just ended.

    Local police have hailed the venture as a success, saying every knife handed in is one less potential stabbing victim.

    Borough Commander Mark Benbow said the amnesty was helping to create confidence in the community.

    He told the Guardian: "Waltham Forest aims to provide a visible presence and dedicated resources working in the heart of the community to have a positive impact on driving down crime.

    "We are strengthening our Safer Neighbourhoods by working with our partners to create confidence and provide co-operation and support for the community and residents."

    Waltham Forest was one of the 12 boroughs in which the operation was first launched in 2004. This recent phase of the operation, which started on October 23, was carried out by the police and Safer Neighbourhoods Teams with the aim of arresting those carrying knives and raising awareness among young people about the dangers of knife crime.

    The police have also commissioned a DVD, to be handed out by street wardens at strategically chosen locations, aimed at promoting the message that carrying a knife can be as much a trigger for violence as a deterrent. The DVD, called Knife City, depicts a young man leaving a large estate and getting into a fight with three other youths, in which one is stabbed and falls to the ground.

    It has the feel of computer game Vice City and switches between real-life shots of actors and digital images to promote the message that knife crime is not a game.

    UK-wide figures released earlier this year show that the number of muggings which involve knives rose by 17,730 to 42,000 from 2005-6 while the number of violent knife-attacks involving strangers rose 18,300 to 51,700 in the same period.

    It is estimated that about 50 teenagers are the victims of knife crime each week in the UK.

    Alf Hitchcock, the Met Police officer in charge of Operation Blunt, said: "There is a common assumption, particularly among the young, that everyone is walking around with a knife in their back pocket.

    "The reality is very few people actually carry knives and so young people should not feel they have to carry one to protect themselves."
  8. stash247

    stash247 New Member

    Oct 18, 2003
    Central Texas
    once upon a time, there was sanity in this world.
    I carried a pocket knife to grade school, junior high, and High School, without ruffling a feather, anywhere. It was simply a tool, one that everybody used.
    In rural North Carolina, no real thought was given to a youngster carrying a rifle to school; the obvious fact was that he was going to 'hunt' his way home- just lean it in the corner, until classes were over.
    Kids were allowed to be kids, and deeds, not tools, were the subject of judgement.
    Perhaps we need to get back to reality.
    My grandson will be nine, next year, and for Christmas, he will get a brand new rifle, a high dollar custom single shot, built here, by me.
    His mom and dad have no issues with this; both agree that one cannot teach kids about fire by hiding the matches.
    Why is the world so anti everything?
    Perhaps, if we went back to the 'Punish the workman, not the tool' philosophy, reality would return!
    Likely, not in England.
  9. ironsight65

    ironsight65 New Member

    Apr 15, 2003
    Damn Brits. I guess common sense was banned along with their guns
    and pointy knives.
  10. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    For being such a problem, it still took the stupid police and hour and 15 minutes to get there....
  11. mrmeval

    mrmeval New Member

    Jul 18, 2006
    The British haven't gone kicking and screaming into a totalitarian surveilance society. They had to get out and push their lazy overlords into making them safe. They had to vote and yell and scream for it.
  12. board917

    board917 Member

    Dec 17, 2006
    LOL!!! ok first of all bullets dont just go off from being kicked or left in the sun, if they did the UPS guy would have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world delivering ammo to gun shops... and second of all if it did happen to go off it would act more like a firecracker since the bulled would have nothing to direct it (barrel).

    I honestly worry more about stepping in dog **** than on live ammo.

    people now adays take everything that can be dangerouse or offensive and shove it in the closet so they don't have to worry about it. this is a dangerous thing to do and its how people become ignorant and it makes them un-prepared... just cause u can't see something doesnt mean it isnt there and doesn't mean u don't need to be prepared for it.
  13. Deputy Dawg

    Deputy Dawg Active Member

    Aug 11, 2005
    Central Texas Gulf Coast
    Stupid Brits, Give me a break.I wonder what would of happened if it would of been a 50 BMG round. I guees they would have ran to there underground bunkers.
  14. jussten

    jussten New Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    just think if a Mc Giver wanna be had a hollow pen a rubber band and a rock he might have been able to fire that dangerous round.... WITHOUT A LICENSE!!!! forget a knife wielding mugger, what about that dangerous hollow pen wielding robber!!!!:D :D :D

    Give me a F***'n break!!!
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