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(Onion AV Club)   Take an M79 out of crime   (avclub.com) divider line 32
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6000 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Feb 2014 at 7:52 PM (46 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-02-07 06:15:39 PM  
Morales was pulled over for speeding in 2011, when police using drug-sniffing, non-trenchcoat-wearing dogs

Hah!
 
2014-02-07 06:54:22 PM  
As someone who has spent time inside the McGruff costume, I'm getting a kick out of this thread.
 
2014-02-07 07:07:08 PM  

ShawnDoc: As someone who has spent time inside the McGruff costume, I'm getting a kick out of this thread.


You must have gotten one of those "creative sentencing" judges.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2014-02-07 07:57:45 PM  
I bet it wasn't really a grenade launcher but was actually a 38mm flare launcher.  They can look exactly like a M79 or M203 grenade launcher but won't accept a 40mm grenade.
 
2014-02-07 07:59:44 PM  

NFA: I bet it wasn't really a grenade launcher but was actually a 38mm flare launcher.  They can look exactly like a M79 or M203 grenade launcher but won't accept a 40mm grenade.


or a de-milled one that can't actually fire. That will come out after the sweeping legislation controlling pistols.
 
2014-02-07 07:59:50 PM  
PSA:

If your home is a base of operations for your drug business, try to not attract police attention.

If you are carrying drugs, obey all traffic laws.
 
2014-02-07 08:07:21 PM  

ko_kyi: NFA: I bet it wasn't really a grenade launcher but was actually a 38mm flare launcher.  They can look exactly like a M79 or M203 grenade launcher but won't accept a 40mm grenade.

or a de-milled one that can't actually fire. That will come out after the sweeping legislation controlling pistols.


Nothing like a sore, paranoid winner.
 
2014-02-07 08:10:21 PM  
Smokey Bear laughs.
 
2014-02-07 08:12:48 PM  
FIne weapon that M-79


www.inetres.com
www.inetres.com
www.globalsecurity.org
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2014-02-07 08:18:56 PM  
www.americanspecialtyammo.com

37mm Flare Launcher

www.americanspecialtyammo.com

37mm Flare Launcher
 
2014-02-07 08:19:50 PM  
I don't have a good source on this one... Abbie Hoffman thought the M-79 grenade launcher to be an ideal self defense weapon.
 
2014-02-07 08:26:17 PM  
Did he have any grenades? There isn't much to the launcher, it's the grenades that are dangerous and hard to get.

I have a sneaking suspicion this will be like the "missile launcher" turned in at a few different gun buyback programs that are actually spent disposable launch tubes. Not much good except as a curio or prop.
 
2014-02-07 08:40:10 PM  
I was totally looking for deeper meaning in Vampire Weekend's "M79" but nope, they're just a bunch of hipsters.

If you've ever wanted an interactive line by line breakdown of the song, man, has my Google-fu delivered.
 
2014-02-07 09:07:35 PM  

uncleacid: Smokey Bear laughs.


He laughs from his mountain.
 
2014-02-07 09:12:13 PM  
John R. Morales-an actor who played McGruff The Crime Dog,

/See? There was your problem.
 
2014-02-07 09:13:59 PM  
I was actually really good with the M-79. Too bad they didn't offer expert marksman ribbons or devices for it.

/Yes, I was in the Air Force.
 
2014-02-07 09:20:09 PM  

AirForceVet: I was actually really good with the M-79. Too bad they didn't offer expert marksman ribbons or devices for it.

/Yes, I was in the Air Force.


Thank you for your service, milady.
 
2014-02-07 09:50:34 PM  

NFA: I bet it wasn't really a grenade launcher but was actually a 38mm flare launcher.  They can look exactly like a M79 or M203 grenade launcher but won't accept a 40mm grenade.


I've still got mine.  Tried to throw it in with the HBAR I sold years ago but the buyer wasn't interested.
 
2014-02-07 10:01:56 PM  

wildcardjack: I don't have a good source on this one... Abbie Hoffman thought the M-79 grenade launcher to be an ideal self defense weapon.


For the 80's, maybe. We've moved on...

upload.wikimedia.org

/the Milkor MGL is really fun to fire, BTW
 
2014-02-07 10:13:01 PM  
This came to mind, now that I'm actually recalling all that anti-drug shiat as a kid:

img.fark.net

www.i-mockery.com

Just a wee bit of drugs go into the making of this game?
 
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2014-02-07 10:34:05 PM  

wildcardjack: I don't have a good source on this one... Abbie Hoffman thought the M-79 grenade launcher to be an ideal self defense weapon.


Well, they do make a shotgun round for it.  A 1 1/2 inch wide shotgun shell.
 
2014-02-07 10:47:32 PM  

NFA: wildcardjack: I don't have a good source on this one... Abbie Hoffman thought the M-79 grenade launcher to be an ideal self defense weapon.

Well, they do make a shotgun round for it.  A 1 1/2 inch wide shotgun shell.


What better way to provide for your family than to get a whole flock in one shot.
 
2014-02-07 11:00:35 PM  

wildcardjack: NFA: wildcardjack: I don't have a good source on this one... Abbie Hoffman thought the M-79 grenade launcher to be an ideal self defense weapon.

Well, they do make a shotgun round for it.  A 1 1/2 inch wide shotgun shell.

What better way to provide for your family than to get a whole flock in one shot.


With a punt gun. Back in the day commercial hunters nearly wiped out all the waterfowl in the Chesapeake Bay with them (and other places too).
 
2014-02-07 11:21:19 PM  
Was ready to call bullshiat on this whole arrest. Then I came to this part:

as well as 9,000 rounds of ammunition and 27 weapons

If you're going to have drugs around, never NEVER have weapons, of any type or size. Never ever evar. Not even little ones. And never try the lame excuse "I was just holding it for a friend," even if it really is a flare gun the cops are pretending is a grenade launcher. FFS, people, the one way they will always get you is if you look like you're prepared to die for your drugs. If you must have guns and drugs, at least bury the guns in the backyard.
 
2014-02-07 11:23:19 PM  
Just because you own a 'grenade launcher' doesn't make you violent.
 
2014-02-07 11:27:42 PM  
Ha! I took a voiceover class with that guy once.
 
2014-02-08 01:31:05 AM  
He'll never get into Cooperstown now
 
2014-02-08 05:45:57 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Was ready to call bullshiat on this whole arrest. Then I came to this part:

as well as 9,000 rounds of ammunition and 27 weapons

If you're going to have drugs around, never NEVER have weapons, of any type or size. Never ever evar. Not even little ones. And never try the lame excuse "I was just holding it for a friend," even if it really is a flare gun the cops are pretending is a grenade launcher. FFS, people, the one way they will always get you is if you look like you're prepared to die for your drugs. If you must have guns and drugs, at least bury the guns in the backyard.


Probably airsoft guns and a bag of pellets.  Guy probably had a nintendo too and they counted his light guns.
 
2014-02-08 08:19:50 AM  
i171.photobucket.com

http://youtu.be/f96p-IhcZhQ?t=55s

// Hopefully not obscure
 
2014-02-08 10:04:31 AM  

Mad_Season: [i171.photobucket.com image 700x525]

http://youtu.be/f96p-IhcZhQ?t=55s

// Hopefully not obscure


How in the name of FF Coppola is Apocalypse Now ever obscure?
 
2014-02-08 10:44:39 AM  
"Your operation is an assault,I suspect. The XM 18 is effective up to 400 meters. If you load it in a well-thought-out sequence... it's devastating. For instance, first you use two rounds flares... then a couple gas, improvise with the rest... fragmentation, grenades... tactical,
antitank, antipersonnel...

It's what we in the business
call a mixed-fruit pudding."

www.imfdb.org


4.bp.blogspot.com

www.imfdb.org
 
2014-02-08 11:56:15 AM  
Say hello to my little friend.
 
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