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.22 bullet found in Fossgate, York (real headline, NOT The Onion)
The York Press ^ | 8:57am Friday 21st January 2011

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.


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The UK, she is done for. Their men are wetting their panties and calling the police over a .22 round found in the gutter? And it makes the newspaper?

Speechless.

1 posted on 03/02/2011 7:26:12 AM PST by FreedomPoster
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To: FreedomPoster

These bullets hit my house!...............

2 posted on 03/02/2011 7:27:31 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; ATLDiver; Squantos; SLB

Just damn.

Oh, and there is a picture of the incredibly dangerous and concern-causing round at the link.


3 posted on 03/02/2011 7:27:35 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Red Badger

And our presstitutes ate it up, as I recall.


4 posted on 03/02/2011 7:28:25 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Good Grief, the write up makes it sound like a .22 round is an IED. Sad. Sad. Sad.


5 posted on 03/02/2011 7:28:49 AM PST by sockmonkey
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To: FreedomPoster
Someone was prolly just using it as a car fuse. </ mythbusters>
6 posted on 03/02/2011 7:28:49 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: FreedomPoster

This has to be misinformation, for there are no bullets in York, unless someone spit one.


7 posted on 03/02/2011 7:28:49 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: FreedomPoster
I hope the mods don't pull this horrific graphic photo or ban me for posting it.

GAH!
8 posted on 03/02/2011 7:29:50 AM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: FreedomPoster

I remember finding old, corroded unspent .22 shells out in the fields, growing up on a farm. It wasn’t unheard of to dump a partial box of those shells in your pant’s pocket when you went out varmit hunting. Occassionally, a couple would drop out.

Back then, I used to buy a box of 50 of the Rochester brand, for around 80 cents. Cheap as dirt, and almost as plentiful too.


9 posted on 03/02/2011 7:30:06 AM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: FreedomPoster

I found five 12 ga shotgun shells on my bed last night. I unloaded before cleaning. When I went to bed four were tucked safely in line and one was standing at the ready.


10 posted on 03/02/2011 7:30:40 AM PST by SLB (23rd Artillery Group, Republic of South Vietnam, Aug 1970 - Aug 1971.)
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To: Red Badger

A classic!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1887305/posts


11 posted on 03/02/2011 7:30:44 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: FreedomPoster
Actual photo of the offending item:

GAH!
12 posted on 03/02/2011 7:31:20 AM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: FreedomPoster

A saw a .22 caliber bullet driving an SUV, yelling anti-gay and racist slogans at the children.


13 posted on 03/02/2011 7:32:25 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: FreedomPoster

That is so sad.


14 posted on 03/02/2011 7:33:13 AM PST by PastorBooks
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To: TSgt

It moved! I swear I saw it move!!


15 posted on 03/02/2011 7:35:38 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: FreedomPoster
“I have no idea what it was doing there,” he said.

Not a lot. Just lying there, minding its own business.

16 posted on 03/02/2011 7:35:42 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (I disagree with what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it -Voltaire)
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To: Red Badger

Those are not bullets.


17 posted on 03/02/2011 7:35:53 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: FreedomPoster
"The bullet has been put into safe storage."

Are you...Sure? It won't sneak out and get me, will it?

18 posted on 03/02/2011 7:36:00 AM PST by Celtic Cross
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To: FreedomPoster

19 posted on 03/02/2011 7:36:46 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: TSgt

I have a .44 magnum round here with my keys hanging from it.


20 posted on 03/02/2011 7:37:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Still funny after all this time............


21 posted on 03/02/2011 7:37:22 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: FreedomPoster

And to think I TOUCHED that nasty live shotgun shell I found lying in the Walmart parking lot during duck season and didn’t bother the cop parked 70 feet from me.


22 posted on 03/02/2011 7:38:12 AM PST by cajuncow
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To: FreedomPoster

Someone please nuke Britain and put those idiots out of their misery.


23 posted on 03/02/2011 7:38:14 AM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: Cobra64

She said they were!..............


24 posted on 03/02/2011 7:38:55 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Hodar

Yes, they are kind of like pennies. You keep a bunch in your pocket and every now and then one gets dropped on the ground.


25 posted on 03/02/2011 7:38:57 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Red Badger
That photo reminds me of another classic. My personal favorite.

The Media Gets a Lesson on Cartridge vs. Bullet

26 posted on 03/02/2011 7:39:15 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Tyrants flourish only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.)
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To: TSgt

I bet they would sound the emergency sirens, declare martial law, bring out the tanks if a person left a brick (500 rounds)lying around.

I bet they called a SWAT team, a bomb disposal specialist or a robot to pick it up.

Or to really muck them up and to create a national furor, mail them out in a couple thousand envelopes, or tape one to a small helium balloon, let go with a couple thousand balloons upwind.

A friggin nation of lambs with all its neighbors building slaughterhouses.


27 posted on 03/02/2011 7:39:55 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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To: cripplecreek

I have a 20mm round on my shelf here in my office.


28 posted on 03/02/2011 7:40:23 AM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

GMTA

Shooty!


29 posted on 03/02/2011 7:40:50 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Cobra64

The press and the lady called them bullets. Who are you going to believe? (/sarcasm)


30 posted on 03/02/2011 7:41:58 AM PST by listenhillary (Social Justice is the epitome of injustice.)
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To: FreedomPoster
The hero of the story:

Where do we get such men?

31 posted on 03/02/2011 7:42:04 AM PST by Mr Rogers (Poor history is better than good fiction, and anything with lots of horses is better still)
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To: FreedomPoster

Did they put the military on high alert?


32 posted on 03/02/2011 7:43:07 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Mr Rogers

From the UK.


33 posted on 03/02/2011 7:43:31 AM PST by listenhillary (Social Justice is the epitome of injustice.)
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To: FreedomPoster

My best guess.

Someone dropped it.

Canz I beez a detective now ?


34 posted on 03/02/2011 7:43:36 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: Mr Rogers

They deserve to pay over $9 a gallon for gas.


35 posted on 03/02/2011 7:43:44 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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To: FreedomPoster; Squantos

Cordon off the block and call EOD!


36 posted on 03/02/2011 7:43:58 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: FreedomPoster

“.22 bullet found in Fossgate, York”

OMG! That poor man. I hope he’ll be ok.


37 posted on 03/02/2011 7:45:02 AM PST by Conan the Conservative (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the hippies.)
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To: FreedomPoster

The once proud Brits have become the wussey laughing stock of the world.


38 posted on 03/02/2011 7:45:37 AM PST by Concho (-)
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To: TSgt
Actual photo of the offending item:

Egad! Looks to be from a Remington "golden bullet" bulk pack, which means there are around 499 more of those evil, nasty things strewn about. < rolls eyes >

Roger the Shrubber was absolutely right - there *is* a pestilence upon that land.

39 posted on 03/02/2011 7:45:58 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
What a chuckle. I love that video.

This past weekend, I was teaching my wife on the handling and loading techniques to be used on my rifle. I made the mistake of holding up a cartridge and pointing out the "shooty end" versus the "non-shooty" end. She was not amused and the look she gave me indicated that she did not need a rifle to kill anything that was within 10 paces of her.

40 posted on 03/02/2011 7:46:31 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Tyrants flourish only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.)
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To: sockmonkey

EOD had a Bomb Disposal Robot safely load the charge into an explosion containment vessel where the charge was safely detonated in a controlled explosion.

Your tax dollars at work! I feel safer already!


41 posted on 03/02/2011 7:46:34 AM PST by dila813
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To: FreedomPoster

A LIVE .22 bullet? Oh, the hu . . . well, you know.


42 posted on 03/02/2011 7:47:26 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: FreedomPoster

43 posted on 03/02/2011 7:47:26 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: FreedomPoster

A couple of years ago the entire school system in my rural county went into lock-down because a .22 round was found on the HS property.....in the grass. Five elementary schools, the middle school and the high school were locked-down. Sheriff’s Dept, PD from nearby city (pop 7K), State police, SWAT, EMT and HazMat were called to the scene. This was in a RURAL area of WV about a day or two into squirrel season.


44 posted on 03/02/2011 7:47:49 AM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: dila813

It would be totally ironic in a Benny Hill way, they use a block of demolition compound to destroy a .22 long rifle.


45 posted on 03/02/2011 7:49:32 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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To: FreedomPoster

Brits should do a flash mob drop of .22’s all over GB.

As many posters have replied to the weird stories out of UK, Great Btitain is DONE.


46 posted on 03/02/2011 7:49:46 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Such a classic. I love that he’s using Che wearing Mickey Mouse ears for his network bug.


47 posted on 03/02/2011 7:50:20 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Roccus

Did the kids keep leaving more cartridges around after that incident to keep getting out of school?


48 posted on 03/02/2011 7:50:43 AM PST by listenhillary (Social Justice is the epitome of injustice.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Whew. That was really close. But they got it to safe storage before it found a gun, loaded itself into the gun, and then talked the gun into shooting someone.


49 posted on 03/02/2011 7:51:06 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: dead

Here in America we them as emergency fuses in our trucks!


50 posted on 03/02/2011 7:51:26 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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