Skip to comments..22 bullet found in Fossgate, York (real headline, NOT The Onion)
Posted on 03/02/2011 7:26:08 AM PST by FreedomPoster
A STARTLED man has told how he found a bullet lying in a York city-centre street.
Tim Stark said he was unloading items into the MOR Music store where he works in Fossgate yesterday morning when he spotted what he believed to be a live .22 bullet gleaming in a puddle.
He said he immediately called police, who came and took it away.
I have no idea what it was doing there, he said.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said the bullet had been put into safe storage, and CID had confirmed it was not thought to be connected with any incident currently under investigation.
He asked anyone with any information about the bullet and how it came to be in Fossgate to phone the force on 0845 60 60 47.
Please see my post #95. : )
You beat me to it with that picture. I often have 22’s and shotgun shells roll out on to the pavement when I open the door of my truck.
Quick, somebody call the U.N. Hazmat Crew!
A friend in NSW had a .22 rifle and he said filling out the paperwork just wasn’t worth it and he turned it in during the ‘buy back’ frenzy a few years ago. But yeah, I saw some gun shops in Brisbane the last time I was there.
An excellent explanation of the whole Shooty, No Shooty issue.
Our kitchen sink backed up on us a few years ago. I took a plunger to it and ‘Lo!’ Four 22 cal rounds came up.
We live in my Grandparent’s house and apparently my Grandpa had lost a few down the sink many years before.
We had the plumbing redone shortly after that and don’t have that problem any more.
The Police were not involved.
My 20-something son was over the house the other day. He's digging through a "junk drawer" in the kitchen. You know, the drawer that's filled with everything from toothpicks to batteries to small tools and coupons. Near the bottom of the drawer he comes across a single stripper clip filled with 7.62x39. He holds it up and looks over at me with a smile and says, "I always love coming over here."
So I went shooting one night with a bunch of lawyers after work (so I had my suit pants on). 9mm, .38 and .380s. Lot’s of fun. Teh next week, I was wearign the same suit to work (had not been dry cleaned) and as I’m walking across the screen I hear clinking. Turns out I had a shell in my pant cuff that went bouncing on the street after it popped out of my cuff. Glad it did too, it would be hard to explain if I walked through the metal detector at Court that morning.
Real qusetion is, who uses a .22? In New York?
Did they actually make a crime scene out of the area?
Call out a hazmat team? What?
New way to paralyze a city... sprnkle dummy .22 ammunition in selected places.
You can't make this stuff up.
*How the !$^&* did these people ever survive the Blitz?
Oh, that was their grandparents. The last British generation with brains, guts, and faith. *
That generation really had no choice—remember, we had to send them guns because they literally were disarmed. One could posit that they only survived WW2 because of Hitler’s foolish choices. If he had sent the tanks onto Dunkirk instead of relying on Goering, the story might have ended differently.
The last truly brave generation the British seemed to have was slaughtered en masse in Flanders. After that, it looks to have all gone downhill.
The other night I was looking for something in my wife’s night stand drawer after we went to bed. I left the light off and was trying to find it be feel, glasses case, tume bottle, .357 Magnum. Nope, not there. Maybe it’s in the box on the headboard. Speed loaders and magazines. Nope, not there either. Time to turn the light on.
Nor in Britain either. .22 rifles, along with other types of hunting rifle and shotgun, are still legal.
That pansy would have a fit if he saw my house. Bullets lying about everywhere. On my dresser, under the sofa cushions, on the loading bench....
Instead of just a picture of the hero, too bad there isn’t also video of my daughter. She’d say “Thanks, I could use that” and load it into her Ruger. She’s 8 years old and her 10/22 is pink. Viewers could then be asked to identify which one is the littler girl...
The taller one is the little girl.
It appears to be pining for the fjords....
GOOD THING, TOO! One of those things could have leveled the entire hemisphere, and I hear if you shoot at the sun, you can put it out!!!!
You can't make this stuff up.
LOL. Several years ago I found 15 or 18 rounds of .223 ammo laying at an intersection in central Texas. I just got out my pickup and picked them up. Brought them to work and gave them to a guy who has an AR 15. This idiot would have messed his drawers if he had seen them.
Such shoddy reporting! The story leaves one vital question unanswered: Did Mr. Stark wet himself when he saw the terrifying Fossgate Bullet?
It’s a sad day for British journalism.
Having grown up in America, I had only a tenuous idea of what it meant to be British (or Dutch, Belgian or French) during the war. My education was significantly advanced when I spent time abroad in the 70s and had occasion to speak with people who lived through it, and visited some of those cemeteries whose marble stones seem to stretch into infinity. And standing in the middle of Coventry Cathedral, alone on a Sunday morning, looking up at the sky... a very eerie and quiet moment.
My father always said that what was once meant by "Europe" truly died during World War I. The Brits of that generation were decimated, of course, but the French: they were truly finished off. After the Napoleonic Wars and the Franco-Prussian War, a whole surviving generation of young men rushed headlong into German machine guns and artillery fire shouting "Elan!" to the last man.
MAANNN... One measly bullet!!
That’s nothin’! I was out running down the street last month and found a WHOLE box of .22 hollowpoints lying on the side of the road!
I’m thinking some gang members must’ve been being followed by the cops and tossed ‘em out the window, since they were actually on the street, with some scattered about.
I was so frightened, I scooped ‘em up and brought them home, since I’ve got a .22 bolt-action Winchester! FUN!
And the sad/funny thing is, he looks like he thinks he actually did something to advance civilization.
I have a few thousand of those evil things stashed around the house in various places. It’s a wonder I’m still alive!
It kind of feels good to cheat death every day.
Call out the Royal Marines! Quickly!
Oh good lord! In West Virginia?
>>Real qusetion is, who uses a .22? In New York?
Didn’t the answer to that used to be “Mafia hit men”?
Not sure if it’s still the case.
>>You can’t make this stuff up.
I swear, I don’t know how parody/satire sites like The Onion make it these days. Real life is as weird as anything they come up with, day after day.
Something this silly....I’d have used a case of C-4 to blow it in place. Break windows an scare the populace over sad evil an dangerous .22 round of ammunition. Make noise, charge the city thousands of dollars. Tie up traffic for hours etc... Continue the stupidity as long as possible....:o)
Too funny....no wonder cities are broke.
That has got to be the most ridiculous news item I have ever seen in my life. Such hysteria is hysterical...
*Many of the same British generation that survived WWI were in their 40s and 50s when the German bombs began falling on London and environs. They endured hardships that few of their modern counterparts could imagine, beginning with the economic dislocations of the 1930s, the shortages and rationing that came with war (again), the need to send their children to the countryside to escape the Luftwaffe and the rockets, none knowing when or if they’d ever see each other again. *
True—but the same generation that saw that slaughter in Flanders, Gallipoli, etc., were in charge in the run-up to WW2. The only person(s) who had enough sense to stop Hitler early on was marginalized as a war monger. They were so keen to avoid slaughter again that they waited far too long and hence, had very little choices when the fighting finally broke out.
You’re right, of course - but it wasn’t just the Brits who suffered from delusions about Hitler’s intentions. Wishful thinking and willful blindness were amply evident on this side of the Pond as well. The devastation brought about by WWI (and in my opinion, America’s ultimately unnecessary involvement in it) not only sowed the seeds of the next Great War, but caused many people to delay serious consideration of the true dangers created by Nazi and Japanese imperialism, for fear of more of the same. Instead, the weakness, fearfulness and blindness of the democratic powers only made war inevitable - just as Churchill had warned.
Fortunately, it was not a pointed stick.
Silly Arthur King who’s afraid of a duck, you know.
Silly Arthur King who’s afraid of a duck, you know.
This thread died a year ago........
A saw a .22 caliber bullet drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic’s... his hair was perfect.
EltonTrowler wrote: Well done that man from the music shop! Where else would one responsibly dispose of a 'live round'?? The bin? I think the right action was taken, if I had any live ammunition in my drawers I would jolly well ask the police to dispose of it!
This guy responds, "Years since I had any live ammo in my drawers!!
If Tim looked in my ammo box he’d sh4t his knickers.
There used to be a planet between Mars and Jupiter, but a .22 round, not the bullet mind you, the whole round, hit it. That could have been England. I'm...I'm Sirius.
I venture to guess, however, that your average mediot is so phroggin' stupid as to be able to watch that whole video and not realize that he (the mediot) was being insulted.
I got sidetracked following a link from this thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2878285/posts?page=25#25
He is also very proficient with his rifle of choice. Notice at 3:43 of the video when he ejects a cartridge by working the bolt. The cartridge ejects as it should but he catches it in the hand working the bolt between thumb and forefinger! It looks too practiced to be accidental. He has done this many times before.
Anyway, it impressed the hell outta me.