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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 25
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2012-12-28 09:40:50 AM
16 votes:
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 09:43:19 AM
15 votes:
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 10:04:26 AM
3 votes:

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 09:44:02 AM
3 votes:
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 09:41:50 AM
3 votes:
$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 11:26:31 AM
2 votes:

El Freak: Launch Code: [i1253.photobucket.com image 300x193]
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.

Guns are built specifically to kill things. That's all they're for. Cars and baseball bats aren't.

I'm honestly on the fence about this issue, but this "HURR DURR OTHER THINGS KILL PEOPLE TOO!! LET'S BAN THEM HURR" talking point is unbelievably retarded.


You're wrong. Guns are made to transfer energy. I use my gun once or twice a month and it has never killed anyone or anything. Maybe mine is broke.
2012-12-28 10:46:59 AM
2 votes:
RPG launchers in downtown LA? Did anyone account for the whereabouts of D-FENS?

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2012-12-28 09:48:17 AM
2 votes:

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 09:39:35 AM
2 votes:
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 03:06:36 PM
1 votes:

mbillips: M-14 is misclassified as an assault rifle. It's a select-fire battle rifle, because of the conventional stock and the full-size cartridge.

I don't know anyone who ever fired an M-14 on full-auto. Considering how much it kicks normally, I'd hate to try it.


I did once. Legal weapon in Nevada at a garbage dump. I had had quite of bit experience at the time as an instructor with lighter selective fire weapons. I was also big and strong. The target was a refrigerator door. 50 yards. First shot on target. Second shot at the top of the door (+30"). Third shot into outer space. Its basically unusable full auto and that's why the military had full auto as a armorer installed option and not in general use. The 7.62 Nato cartridge that the M14 uses  has basically the same recoil as the very successful .30 M1 BAR but with less than half the weight. Heating and the lack of an open bolt were other technical issues that made the M14 a poor full auto rife.

bigwf2007: Doesn't any media outlet in the nation have anyone on staff who served in the military or who even attends gun shows? It would save them from embarrassing themselves like this.


They are not normal humans and as such can not be embarrassed. They are not "journalists ". They are vultures and jackals that sell blood and fear. They have no conscience and there are no consequences for not getting it "right". Also, they do as they are told. If they contradict the official LAPD position they are denied access in the future.

Does anyone know the name of the grocery chain that donated the gift cards? Every article that I've read omits their name. I'd like to give them the publicity that they so richly deserve.
2012-12-28 11:34:09 AM
1 votes:

TheOther: 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.


That would be brilliant, see if it works for the first one, then go back and buy more at the local surplus store. One can only assume that the local shops ran out of waste rocket launcher tubes.
2012-12-28 11:31:21 AM
1 votes:
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They couldn't find any kids to show them how to use them.
2012-12-28 10:51:05 AM
1 votes:
i1277.photobucket.com
Fine job there, LAPD.
2012-12-28 10:40:11 AM
1 votes:

Launch Code: [i1253.photobucket.com image 300x193]
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.


Ah, your image doesn't make sense. Car's are controlled. You need a license, pass several tests, registration, inspection, yearly taxes/fees, and insurance.

If you want to apply car style regulation and controls to guns, I don't think you'll get any complaints form liberals.
2012-12-28 10:21:51 AM
1 votes:

chasd00: 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


Except then people would make their own.

How much does a Lee Loader cost these days?
2012-12-28 10:05:50 AM
1 votes:
i1253.photobucket.com
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 10:01:50 AM
1 votes:

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 09:55:30 AM
1 votes:
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 09:52:43 AM
1 votes:
Spud gun.
2012-12-28 09:51:57 AM
1 votes:

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 09:49:50 AM
1 votes:
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 09:47:28 AM
1 votes:

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 09:44:31 AM
1 votes:

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 09:43:59 AM
1 votes:

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 09:43:50 AM
1 votes:
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.
 
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