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Bound to have been some good ones burned on this pile...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by farmallmta, Apr 7, 2010.

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  1. farmallmta

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    Oh, I'd think most of those were good. They could have sold them off to some underfunded military or police force somewhere in the world, and made a lot of money that could have actually gone to good use. Hope none were loaded!

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  3. X-Rap

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    Those things have to make the UN lovers hearts skip a beat.
     
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    now i'm all depressed :(
     
  5. X-Rap

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    Hillary is probably there with her marshmellows
     
  6. RSVP2RIP

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    Kenya just made their carbon footprint a little larger. Stupid. They could have don't a million things to them other than burn em to raise money. Seems to me their GDP ain't so good. Now all they get is scrap iron.
     
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    Hmmm. That's positively heart-breaking to see. Kenya remains one of the most violent places on Earth, so I fail to see the logic of destroying weapons folks could use to defend themselves.

    The caption labeled them all as "illegal weapons" which is incredibly vague. I wonder how many were confiscated from criminals as opposed to taken from otherwise law-abiding citizens trying to protect themselves in a place our state department flags as a danger zone for US travelers:

    U.S. citizens in Kenya and those considering travel to Kenya should evaluate their personal security situation in light of continuing threats from terrorism and the high rate of violent crime.

    http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_923.html

    I also wonder how many homes / people were left defenseless by this fire?

    KR
     
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    That's probably $100,000 or more worth of guns there. Even if it cost $5,000 to transport them and $15,000 to export them, thats $80,000 for food and medicine for the poorest people. I think sometimes ideology blinds people to the good that can be done with what you have.
     
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    The arms in question are confiscated from the people who will be the target of massacres. The ones who do the killing don't give up their arms, and the blue hat "peace keepers" are too scared to confront them. It's happened over and over again all over Africa and even in the former Yugoslavia. They even require starving refugees to hand in their meager defensive arms in order to be given food.
     
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    Feel-good crap at best, disarming future genocide victims at worst. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Uncle Mike

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    Words cannot describe the sin that took place with those firearms being torched!

    Those dudes probably will shoveling coal in hell for doing that! lol hehehehe

    Seriously.... it is a shame that takes place, they could have given them to the members of a well known forum! lol

    If you look really hard....you can see Charles Schumer and Dianne Feinstein's face in the smoke!
     
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    I see lots of FALs, AKs, mausers, maybe a Garand or two, some M16A1s, CETMEs and what also look like HK G-series and STG-series rifles.

    I'd quintruple the 100,000 dollar value guesstimate on that depending on who they're sold to and assuming they get their money's worth.

    Well, either way, for every dollars' worth of guns lost, give it a month and you'll have a body for every penny lost as well.
     
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    i think im gonna cry.

    i see a few Enfields, an M-16(i presume maybe an AR), G3, many AK's


    they could have made a good chunk of change selling the rifles and parts kits on the surplus market here.
     
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    Yes,I think your correct there.M16s are used by the Nigerain,Seirra Leonian&Yemen armed forces&its likely a few of them,might of gotten on to the black-market,via these armed forces.I know that the Zimbabwean&Rowandan armed forces,used H&K G3s.
     
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    I'm surprised there's not a pile of books on fire nearby. :( :fire:

    This photo should be required viewing for every gun owner in America who's not a member of The National Rifle Association.
     
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    Are those welded to the tower thing?
     
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    zack the tower looks like wood to me
     
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    The horror. The horror...
    Al
     
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    Terrible, I hate these gun burnings and things like gun buybacks because it destroys history. Kenya should have kept these to sell them to other countries or maybe arm their citizens (oh wait, they like to control them). Getting rid of our past is sad and we will not learn by destroying/covering it up.
     
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    That is on the level of the cash-for-clunkers scam.
     
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    +100000
     
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    That is only one of many similar piles that were torched. I saw photos of several of those stacks before fire was set to them. I have no idea how many arms were in each stack, but it looks like hundreds.

    What a waste...:banghead:
     
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    Yopu know, if the machine0gun registry was opened, again, violence in Africa would go don, Americans would be buyign up every full-auto on the continent. OTOH, the smart Africans would charge a fortune for their AKs, then go and buy HK weapons, thus showing that their enemys suck and....you get the point.
     
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    What kind of kindling do you think they used to start the fire? :fire: Hopefully it was copies of Dreams of my Father:) or The Audacity of Hope:D
     
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    here is a enlargement.

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