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Bad guys with a bullpup

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Spyvie, Jun 29, 2008.

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  1. Spyvie

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    I don't know what kind of rifle this is in the pic, but thats a criminal in the act of holding up a Circle K. The same guys are suspected of shooting up a couple of sheriffs cars and hitting a deputy in the arm last night. The really bad news is they got away.

    http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_9729331

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  2. moga

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    You can say that again.

    I could be wrong, but I think the two bad guys on the lamb have more to worry about from the good folks from town more than the other way around.
     
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    Incredibly unlikely that it's that firearm - of the two, the M17S is more available and the QBZ-95 is virtually unheard of because it never made it into the USA (as far as I know), while the M17S was produced here.

    That, and it has the M17S' ventilated foreend and carry handle optic mount. ;)
     
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    No matter what the exact rifle is, bullpups are very distinctive guns. Combined with the dude exposing his haircut like that hopefully somebody will recognize him from either a gun store or range and they'll catch up with him.
     
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    Are these guys total morons? Risking there life and freedom for a couple hundred bucks?

    Some serious lack of judgment.
     
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    With how they're dressed, and the weapons they've chosen to use, I think it's safe to say these guys aren't doing this for the money.

    They're getting a thrill out of playing 'tactical terrorist'.
     
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    My vote goes to "airsoft."

    You'd have to be pretty stupid (and rich - in which case, you probably wouldn't be knocking off Circle Ks) to use a bullpup as a holdup weapon. Expensive, rare and thus easily identifiable...
     
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    Ya Airsoft was my first thought as well. Then I read the part about them shooting the officers' car.
     
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    I'm amazed the article didn't mention them wielding "assault rifles" or some other fear mongering nonsense. What is this, mall ninjas gone wild? I guess this is what happens when you mix video games, guns, and a criminal ethic.
     
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    In Colorado, they won't last long. :)
     
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    So the couple hundred bucks they stole, should almost let them "break even" with the amount of Gas they purchased before the robberies? Maybe they thought the gas prices were "Highway Robbery"? Im here all night folks.
     
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    Wouldn't it be appropriate to include a comment about firearms in the warning? Something like:

    There is a pair of white males, in their 20s, who have just committed an armed robbery in this area. These men are armed and dangerous. One of the males reportedly has a rifle. You are warned to lock your doors and windows, stay in your homes, and to have ready access to your firearm for self-defense if you own one. Report immediately any suspicious activity you may observe.
     
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    They didn't necessarily shoot at the officer's car WITH THAT RIFLE.
     
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    No, but reading between the lines it's hard to figure how a couple of guys with handguns could hold two sheriff's deputies at bay and manage to escape. They got hits on the LE cars while shooting backwards from a moving vehicle.
     
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    If the bullets that struck the LEO's cars were handgun, I'd vote airsoft. The pic is blurry but it almost looks like one of those bullpup AK rifles:
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    If they did use the rifle in the car they can add "with hearing damage" to the list of characteristics.
     
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    A pretty safe bet.

    [sarcasm] This must be because of the Heller ruling! The blood is flowing already! If only the case would have went the other way, these kids wouldn't be doing this![/sarcasm]
     
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    Looks like a Bushmaster M17S to me. They'll be caught soon.
     
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    Now that I think about it.... a semblance of 'tactical' clothing (I see what looks like a vest of some sort, gloves, a headlamp...), semi automatic 'assault rifle' with a bullpup layout and a reflex sight... they rob a convenience store, then shoot at police, and it's timed conspicuously close to the Heller ruling.


    Well, convenience store robberies obviously didn't pay for their wardrobe. Almost makes you wonder if any Violence Policy Center or Brady Campaign money contributed to their choice in weaponry.
     
  22. yesit'sloaded

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    What caliber for crooks with a bullpup?
     
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    Airsoft for the intimidation factor, a real handgun in the pants in case things go way south?

    Seems like an odd choice, I'm thinking toy.
     
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    I would too except for the hits on the cars. Maybe some crooks saw Heat too many times and thought they could rob a gas station the same way with a different ending. Shooting at the cops like that means they are either crazy, stupid, or unfortunately good at what they do. The economy might be bringing rise to a new generation of motorized bandits.
     
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    There are plenty of bad guys out there who will cut your throat for five dollars and never even think twice about it.

    L.W.
     
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