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(The Atlantic Wire)   Not one, but two anti-tank rocket launchers were turned into the LAPD during their gun buyback program this week, which must have made keeping the "no questions asked" part of the deal awfully hard for officers   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 194
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2012-12-28 09:35:50 AM  
Bruce Cockburn unavailable for comment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7vCww3j2-w
 
2012-12-28 09:39:35 AM  
Like it or not, it is part of our 2nd amendment rights. Don't like it? ... be prepared to re-right the constitution.
 
2012-12-28 09:40:50 AM  
Notice they never show you a good picture of the front and back of the "rocket launcher". Maybe because then you would see that there is no rocket in them and what you have is the discarded metal tube that is not reusable to fire rockets out of and NOT a live ready to fire rocket
 
2012-12-28 09:41:50 AM  
$200 sounds a bit low for a launcher -- but I guess these were probably useless without the actual missiles / rounds. Probably discards somebody found / stole after a military exercise.
 
2012-12-28 09:42:52 AM  
So the local PD can promise a no questions asked situation, but are the people turning this stuff in protected from the federal government/ATF?
 
2012-12-28 09:43:19 AM  
Considering that those are non-reuseable empty plastic tubes that used to sell in surplus stores for under $100, getting $200 from morans who think they are dangerous weapons is a great deal.
 
2012-12-28 09:43:21 AM  

piratetech: Notice they never show you a good picture of the front and back of the "rocket launcher". Maybe because then you would see that there is no rocket in them and what you have is the discarded metal tube that is not reusable to fire rockets out of and NOT a live ready to fire rocket


This.
 
2012-12-28 09:43:28 AM  

Arkanaut: $200 sounds a bit low for a launcher -- but I guess these were probably useless without the actual missiles / rounds.


Yeah, they might make Chris Rock's "bullet control" price of $5,000 per bullet look low.
 
2012-12-28 09:43:41 AM  
you can make a rocket launcher at home.
 
2012-12-28 09:43:50 AM  
I thought it was pretty well established in the thread a couple of days ago that a rocket launcher pretty munch consists of a tube with a trigger. It's not the slightest bit dangerous without an actual rocket propelled grenade to fire from it. And I haven't seen that anyone turned in one of those.
 
2012-12-28 09:43:59 AM  

bump: Like it or not, it is part of our 2nd amendment rights. Don't like it? ... be prepared to re-right the constitution.


Didn't know it leaned to the left.

Unless you meant rewritten...
 
2012-12-28 09:44:02 AM  
So someone turned in a LAW or AT4 tube?

Thats almost as scary as a 3 foot section of PVC pipe with a bayonet lug.
 
2012-12-28 09:44:31 AM  

bump: Like it or not, it is part of our 2nd amendment rights. Don't like it? ... be prepared to re-right the constitution.


2/10. "right" was a nice touch.
 
2012-12-28 09:45:28 AM  
We had one of each o those wall hangers in my Jr ROTC classroom in highschool.
 
2012-12-28 09:46:58 AM  

bump: Like it or not, it is part of our 2nd amendment rights. Don't like it? ... be prepared to re-right the constitution.


And no that's not a typo. The constitiution has "fallen over" and needs to be re-righted!  Hmmm but then that would make the above comment anti-2nd amendment. Man, I have some soul-searching to do.
 
2012-12-28 09:47:02 AM  
c.cslacker.com
 
2012-12-28 09:47:28 AM  

piratetech: Notice they never show you a good picture of the front and back of the "rocket launcher". Maybe because then you would see that there is no rocket in them and what you have is the discarded metal tube that is not reusable to fire rockets out of and NOT a live ready to fire rocket


We're talking about the retards in LAPD, they don't know their ass from a hole in the ground.
 
2012-12-28 09:47:40 AM  

Therion: Considering that those are non-reuseable empty plastic tubes that used to sell in surplus stores for under $100, getting $200 from morans who think they are dangerous weapons is a great deal.


Free Market in action.
 
2012-12-28 09:48:17 AM  

Giltric: So someone turned in a LAW or AT4 tube?

Thats almost as scary as a 3 foot section of PVC pipe with a bayonet lug.


Yep.
 
2012-12-28 09:48:45 AM  

bump: Like it or not, it is part of our 2nd amendment rights. Don't like it? ... be prepared to re-right the constitution.


6/10 - should get some bites. I like the phrase "re-right" too.
 
2012-12-28 09:48:50 AM  
I bet they movie props.
 
2012-12-28 09:49:05 AM  

durbnpoisn: I thought it was pretty well established in the thread a couple of days ago that a rocket launcher pretty munch consists of a tube with a trigger. It's not the slightest bit dangerous without an actual rocket propelled grenade to fire from it. And I haven't seen that anyone turned in one of those.


You can still bludgeon someone with it
 
2012-12-28 09:49:50 AM  
FTA: 75 assault weapons and two anti-tank rocket launchers were traded in for supermarket gift cards

Since those 75 assault weapons were probably all media-defined "assault weapons" and not actual "assault weapons", I'm assuming these rocket launchers were something less than actual rocket launchers.
 
2012-12-28 09:49:53 AM  

Abox: bump: Like it or not, it is part of our 2nd amendment rights. Don't like it? ... be prepared to re-right the constitution.

And no that's not a typo. The constitiution has "fallen over" and needs to be re-righted!  Hmmm but then that would make the above comment anti-2nd amendment. Man, I have some soul-searching to do.


Go watch some football, jack off, yell America fark yeah! and you will have righted your soul.
 
2012-12-28 09:50:47 AM  
Didn't it come out that the anti tank one was just a trainer model that fires a 9mm tracer round?
 
2012-12-28 09:51:32 AM  

F22raptom: you can make a rocket launcher at home.


Then apparently sell it in LA for $200.

/off to Home Depot
 
GBB
2012-12-28 09:51:44 AM  
Wonder what they would give me for one of these?

t0.gstatic.com
 
2012-12-28 09:51:48 AM  
They paid $200 for non-reusable discarded fiberglass tubes ... ?


LAPD.............suckers!
 
2012-12-28 09:51:57 AM  

durbnpoisn: I thought it was pretty well established in the thread a couple of days ago that a rocket launcher pretty munch consists of a tube with a trigger. It's not the slightest bit dangerous without an actual rocket propelled grenade to fire from it. And I haven't seen that anyone turned in one of those.


Without bullets guns aren't particularly dangerous either. Maybe LAPD should be doing a bullet buyback program!
 
2012-12-28 09:52:43 AM  
Spud gun.
 
2012-12-28 09:54:35 AM  
Here's a question: Why is it that these buy-back programs never have a stipulation that the weapon be functional in order to qualify? I've seen stories of PDs buying back starter pistols. What gives?
 
2012-12-28 09:55:30 AM  
When will we finally wake up and make it illegal for people to own those, huh? Oh wait...

And yeah, probably just discarded tubes. Those gun buyback programs are usually kind of a joke.
 
2012-12-28 09:56:04 AM  

Pin Fiften Clob: durbnpoisn: I thought it was pretty well established in the thread a couple of days ago that a rocket launcher pretty munch consists of a tube with a trigger. It's not the slightest bit dangerous without an actual rocket propelled grenade to fire from it. And I haven't seen that anyone turned in one of those.

Without bullets guns aren't particularly dangerous either. Maybe LAPD should be doing a bullet buyback program!


Because bullets and rockets are the same thing.
 
2012-12-28 09:56:58 AM  
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2012-12-28 09:57:44 AM  

CygnusDarius: Spud gun.


Isn't that a KISS tune?
 
2012-12-28 09:58:12 AM  
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/hotlink
 
2012-12-28 09:59:33 AM  
so I can go buy a cheap hi point .380, for $130, make a stock out of scrap wood and bailing wire, and trade it in as an 'assault weapon' for $70 profit?
 
2012-12-28 10:00:35 AM  
I could go to the local military surplus store and get those for less than $200. Dude probably had them hanging on his wall in his garage to look cool and figured the LAPD would pay him $400 for the two of them...
 
2012-12-28 10:00:42 AM  

Giltric: So someone turned in a LAW or AT4 tube?

Thats almost as scary as a 3 foot section of PVC pipe with a bayonet lug.


A BAYONET LUG!!! [shudder]


/always wanted the grenade launcher attachment for an M1 (dummy grenade, of course)
//yes, I know you can get them
///no where to try it (they frown upon that sort of thing at the range)
 
2012-12-28 10:01:50 AM  

MythDragon: so I can go buy a cheap hi point .380, for $130, make a stock out of scrap wood and bailing wire, and trade it in as an 'assault weapon' for $70 profit?


No you would wind up creating a short barelled rifle. A highly regulated NFA item. And would be arrested for tax evasion for not having a tax stamp.
 
2012-12-28 10:01:54 AM  

Therion: Considering that those are non-reuseable empty plastic tubes that used to sell in surplus stores for under $100, getting $200 from morans who think they are dangerous weapons is a great deal.


They are reusable. Some of your more budget-minded armies around the world reload M-72s once or twice before scrapping them. It's not like you can just go out and buy a case of rounds though.
 
2012-12-28 10:02:26 AM  
you can buy those at army/navy surplus stores just about anywhere
 
2012-12-28 10:04:26 AM  

Rozinante: Therion: Considering that those are non-reuseable empty plastic tubes that used to sell in surplus stores for under $100, getting $200 from morans who think they are dangerous weapons is a great deal.

They are reusable. Some of your more budget-minded armies around the world reload M-72s once or twice before scrapping them. It's not like you can just go out and buy a case of rounds though.


You know, I'm no fan of gun control at all (own several, including an omgscary AR-15) but if folks were really serious about it they'd ban ammunition sales to anyone except people licensed to purchase ammunition. Then make the license impossibly expensive and complicated to get.

/justsaying
 
2012-12-28 10:04:30 AM  
Excuse me guys, I'm heading to the military surplus store and looking to see what junk i can find to turn in to the LAPD buyback for my $200.

See you guys in the next thread!
 
2012-12-28 10:05:34 AM  

bump: Like it or not, it is part of our 2nd amendment rights. Don't like it? ... be prepared to re-right the constitution.


oddly enough, that's already been done, you can't own whatever weapons you want... arms was already found to not be an all-inclusive term... don't believe me, go try to buy a rocket launcher, RPG, or full-auto machine gun in a legal manner... it's nigh impossible, even if you go through the rigamarole with the ATF to get a class 3, you're unlikely to find much of anything... but good luck continuing the myth, I love how the first amendment gives you tardcakes the right to out yourself in second amendment threads.
 
2012-12-28 10:05:50 AM  
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If a thug/tard/jilted lover bashes in someone's skull with a baseball bat, that makes the bat an assault weapon. I blame Americas favorite pastime. All bats should be wiffel, lets get the teachers out there protesting MLB.
 
2012-12-28 10:06:39 AM  

St_Francis_P: Bruce Cockburn unavailable for comment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7vCww3j2-w


He'd make somebody pay!

Mr. COCKBURN...do you think, perhaps, you're holding that rocket launcher a bit low?
 
2012-12-28 10:07:12 AM  

piratetech: Notice they never show you a good picture of the front and back of the "rocket launcher". Maybe because then you would see that there is no rocket in them and what you have is the discarded metal tube that is not reusable to fire rockets out of and NOT a live ready to fire rocket


Exactly what I was thinking
 
2012-12-28 10:07:51 AM  

Giltric: MythDragon: so I can go buy a cheap hi point .380, for $130, make a stock out of scrap wood and bailing wire, and trade it in as an 'assault weapon' for $70 profit?

No you would wind up creating a short barelled rifle. A highly regulated NFA item. And would be arrested for tax evasion for not having a tax stamp.


"No Questions Asked", no records kept, remember? I wouldn't risk it for the $, but YMMV!
 
2012-12-28 10:08:45 AM  
I see I've been beaten to the punch on pointing out that rocket launchers without the actual rockets are only about 50$ in value new and are significantly less dangerous than a cardboard tube once used.

This is kinda like a used auto dealer applying the minimum 2000$ buyback price to someone that brought in a single, punctured tire. Funny, but also stupid.
 
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