(La.) Sub-Machine Gun Recovered After Report Airs


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NewShooter78
February 10, 2003, 03:58 PM
Another missing police firearm lost in Louisiana!

Sub-Machine Gun Recovered After Report Airs (http://www.theneworleanschannel.com/news/1959927/detail.html)

Here's the article:

WDSU Viewer Found Weapon Along Highway Near Lacombe

POSTED: 6:22 p.m. CST February 5, 2003
UPDATED: 6:35 p.m. CST February 5, 2003

NEW ORLEANS -- A missing high-powered sub-machine gun was back in the hands of St. Tammany Parish sheriff's officials Wednesday after an exclusive report on WDSU NewsChannel 6 alerted a viewer.

"We are glad we were are able to get the weapon back with the help of Channel 6, and that no one is injured," Sheriff Jack Strain said.

The expensive and dangerous sub-machine gun disappeared in December from the trunk of the car of a deputy assigned to the SWAT team.

The sheriff's office did not publicize the disappearance of the gun, but did launch a search for it.

Strain said minutes after the report aired on TV, phones began to ring at his office.

"We're proud to say that this morning we did recover the weapon," Strain said. "This is the weapon that has been missing for almost two months: a fully automatic, 9mm Henkler and Koch sub-machine gun."

"One of our deputies received a call early this morning that they knew a neighbor who had found a weapon of this description," Strain said. "Within moments, as you can well imagine, our deputies responded to that address where the guy readily admitted, 'Yes, I found the weapon.'"

The man, whose name is not being released, told deputies he found the gun along Highway 434 in Lacombe in early December. He said he thought it probably belonged to a drug dealer, and he kept it to get it off the streets.

The man also told deputies the gun had obviously been recently fired when he found it.

Strain said the man is not a suspect. His department is now trying to determine if the gun was stolen.

Strain said he is reviewing all procedures involving automatic weapons in the custody of his deputies. He said some new policies likely will result from the incident.

Meanwhile, the deputy who lost control of the gun has been removed from the department's SWAT team.

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This time it was a full auto! I really have to wonder about how these guys are trained to store their weapons! :what: :uhoh:

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El Tejon
February 10, 2003, 04:06 PM
9mm=High-power???:confused:

jmbg29
February 10, 2003, 04:17 PM
Only Police and Military should have guns.:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :scrutiny: :scrutiny: BAAARRRFFF!

blades67
February 10, 2003, 04:29 PM
"This is the weapon that has been missing for almost two months: a fully automatic, 9mm Henkler and Koch sub-machine gun."

I see they have the dangerous Henkler and Koch machinepistol, if had merely been a [i]Heckler and Koch machinepistol it wouldn't have been quite so dangerous.:rolleyes:

MN_Strelok
February 10, 2003, 04:32 PM
He said he thought it probably belonged to a drug dealer...

Shouldn't it have LE property stamps all over it?

...he kept it to get it off the streets.

The man also told deputies the gun had obviously been recently fired when he found it.

Okay, which one of you found it? ;)



The man, whose name is not being released, told deputies he found the gun along Highway 434 in Lacombe in early December.

Isn't LA one of the states that has inmate crews clean the roadsides? :uhoh:

Ian
February 10, 2003, 04:41 PM
Boy, where can I get a high-power Henkler & Koch sub-machinegun?

NewShooter78
February 10, 2003, 07:32 PM
Isn't LA one of the states that has inmate crews clean the roadsides?

In some areas I believe they do, but I'm not sure about that stretch of highway.

Henkler & Koch

I didn't even catch that spelling error. This article is basically a trascript of what was actually broadcast, and in the broadcast they pronounced the company name correctly.

NewShooter78
February 10, 2003, 07:34 PM
And just for the record...it wasn't me that found it, otherwise I would have posted a thread that read..."Look what I was blessed with today!" :neener: :evil:

Greg L
February 10, 2003, 07:35 PM
Nothing like unbiased journalism to keep the sheeple scared of anything that goes bang.

Strain said the man is not a suspect. His department is now trying to determine if the gun was stolen.

Are they trying to find a way to charge this guy or are they trying to figure out if they (the police) bought a stolen gun in the first place?

Greg

spacemanspiff
February 10, 2003, 07:39 PM
i'm surprised they arent throwing the book at this obvious criminal, being in possession of a full auto law enforcement only, possibly stolen firearm.
i mean, if they dont make an example out of this obvious bad guy, who will they make an example out of.

[sarcasm off]

NewShooter78
February 10, 2003, 07:59 PM
I don't think he stole it, I think its just like the other story from La where they guy lost and AR-15. I think this SWAT guy probably left it on the trunk and it fell of on the highway. Now the guy who had it obviously wasn't just "holding it" to keep it out of the hands of criminals if hadn't reported finding it. He just shouldn't have told anyone about the damn thing. :D

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