Anybody here would have been praying the ammo was still live…

But England’s journey to the wimp side appears to be complete.

‘We have friends with young children who could have put one of the bullets in their mouth, or one of our cats could have got hold of one – it doesn’t bear thinking about.

‘We were planning to be in this house for years – now we want to move out as soon as we can.

As far as I can tell, what the article is calling “2.2mm” is actually .22LR. Terrifying.

H/T to Codrea.

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7 Responses to Anybody here would have been praying the ammo was still live…

  1. Ken Hagler says:

    I have to disagree with the headline. As a wimp, I greatly appreciate the importance of firearms for protecting myself against all the macho manly-men out there who are twice my size and go around getting drunk and bludgeoning each other for fun. A better description might be “the roid-raging musclehead side,” as those are the people who benefit most from everyone being disarmed.

  2. Buck says:

    Heaven’s…. the cat might get hold of it……. Oh my. Sigh….over the decades I’m pretty sure all of the myriad cats we have had, none of whom dies of anything more external that moms blind ass backing a car over one sleeping…. all died of old. I’m pretty sure they had occasion to bat the odd cartridges as well as bits thereof all over my alarmingly shell littered homes. That on top of the fact that I’m pretty sure I managed to find much of the same amusement as a kid… as did my dad…. he died of old, too.

  3. Steve_in_CA says:

    The comments are priceless and they include the usual focus on the male genitalia to firearms comparision. Why are liberals so focused on sex organs? Must be some sort of compensation.

  4. MamaLiberty says:

    “Safe: Despite the thousands of bullets that were found, the police did not feel the need to evacuate the couple”

    A very faint glimmer of good sense demonstrated here. I was expecting they’d evacuate the entire town. Ammunition sitting in gunky water over a long period of time, you know. Explodes if you look at it cross eyed, doesn’t it?

    Yes, the sun set on the Brits an awful long time ago… and I fear they’ll wait a long time for the next dawn.

  5. Ian says:

    Ironically, this took place in the same town that houses the world’s best public gun collection (the Pattern Room)…

  6. Anonymous says:

    Just to put a perspective on it…the Daily Mail is a bit famous for adding OTT drama to a basic story. They send in the police detection guys – a. because most english people have never seen ammunition up close and so can’t tell what they’re looking at for sure and b. because this stuff sometimes shows up: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2080557/Army-Royal-Engineers-to-disarm-largest-World-War-II-bomb-found-in-East-London.html

  7. Joel says:

    I understand that, and was actually looking for some mention of unexploded WWII ordnance. That, obviously, would have been a legitimate cause for concern. There was no such mention. They listed a bunch of pistol and rifle ammo, most of which was suitable for plinking in an arcade and none of which could ever spontaneously explode, or hatch a demon dragon, or whatever these overgrown children feared might happen.

To the stake with the heretic!