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"Rocket Launchers" turned in at L.A. gun buy backl

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MAKster, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. MAKster

    MAKster Well-Known Member

    So CNN has been pushing a story all day saying two rocket launchers were turned in at an Los Angeles gun buy back. While they made it sound really scary, they were actually empty LAW rocket tubes. While I'm no expert, I know LAW rockets are one shot deals so having an empty tube isn't of much use other then as a collectible.
  2. leadcounsel

    leadcounsel member

    Yep, it's an illuminum tube. Maybe illegal, probably considered "military property." But also quite harmless.
  3. Silent Bob

    Silent Bob Well-Known Member

    They're not even all that much aluminum as they are fiberglass. An expended LAW tube is no more dangerous than a surplus helmet, or an MRE. Actually, the MRE might be more dangerous.
  4. DanTheFarmer

    DanTheFarmer Well-Known Member

    Yeah, after the "Beans and Franks" MRE you wouldn't be Silent Bob anymore!

    Oh, I just crack myself up.

  5. oron

    oron Active Member

    Danger MRE'S

    Eat the ones 80-83
    You have no room to Bitch!

    Here we Go!!

    1969 Ft. Lewis Wa. Dad brought home empty M-76 Launchers.
    All the time. Made G.I. Joes a lot funner.
    Also some of the best L.B.E. gear a kid could want.
  6. jakk280rem

    jakk280rem Well-Known Member

  7. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron member

    Yup law launchers are a 1 shot shot deal... Once they are spent, they are literally no more dangerous than a postal mailing tube.

    I'm pretty sure you can legally but them, if I recall they go for ~$400 each.

    My guess is they most likely belonged to a collector, and they were probably stolen Durring a break in.

    I'm just wiring for some politician to start ranting on how we need to ban rocket launchers.....oh wait, that's already part of feinsteins AWB bill.
  8. AFDavis11

    AFDavis11 Well-Known Member

    I just want to see what the holster looks like.
  9. jim243

    jim243 Well-Known Member

    Nope, she missed that as well as other deadly weapons like used baby diapers and 90 year old grandma's behind the wheel of a car. (LOL)

  10. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member

    LAW tubes probably picked up from Ft. Irwin
    They are supposed to be turned in and accounted for but the practice has been anywhere from strict to lax in the last 30 years.
    2 empty tubes gets you $400 in gift cards which gets you $250 in cash on the streets which gets you a nice big bag of weed and lots of media hoopla....
  11. PedalBiker

    PedalBiker Well-Known Member

    Who gets prosecuted for fencing stolen goods at these events?

    In my town if you sell anything to a pawn shop you have to give them your driver's license while the ship the serial number of the item to the police. If the goods are not believed to be stolen you get your money in a week or so.

    Funny there's no check for stolen goods at these buy backs and how many crimes won't get solved due to the destroyed evidence?
  12. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member

  13. jakk280rem

    jakk280rem Well-Known Member

  14. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron member

    i had a good laugh when she said "...gun shows and easy background checks adds up to an overly armed america...."

    as opposed to those 'hard' background checks...?
  15. splithoof

    splithoof Well-Known Member

    Only in Los Angeles, home of fools.
  16. nbkky71

    nbkky71 Well-Known Member

    The other was an M136/AT-4 rocket launcher. Single-use, just like the M72
  17. spanishjames

    spanishjames Well-Known Member

    This is where all the ARs are going:


    I find it hard to believe anyone would turn in those guns.

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  18. KLL

    KLL Active Member

    Out of curiosity, do the police check the serial numbers of these guns to see if they have been reported stolen? And if so, do they return it to the rightful owner if it was indeed stolen? I do realize nothing would happen to the person turning it in, but wouldn't the police have a responsibility to return these if they didn't legally belong to the person who turned it in?
  19. I guess if you can't get full price for a LAW tube at a guns show, or make a lamp out of it, you may as well turn it in. Oh, wait, you CAN hang it on the wall, and it makes a great converation piece at a party! Heh heh heh.............................[​IMG][/IMG]
  20. AlexanderA

    AlexanderA Well-Known Member

    A picture that I saw of the turn-in showed an AT4 tube. These are simply discards after the rocket has been fired. My local surplus store used to have LAW tubes (same idea) for cheap. Whoever turned these in made out like a bandit collecting the free grocery certificates. This shows the whole project was nothing but grandstanding.

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