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Foxnews: 190,000 rifles missing

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by tydephan, Aug 6, 2007.

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  1. tydephan

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  2. fletcher

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    It's typically good to include the story also.
     
  3. Cannonball888

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    ^What story? It's just unrelated news.
     
  4. tydephan

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    The full story.

     
  5. El Tejon

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    The government wants to control my weapons, but it cannot even account for its own!:neener:

    So much for gun control if the federal government fails so miserably at it.:cool:
     
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    like there aren't ten gabillion other Ak's floating around there anyway...or they woudln't just get them from over the border. Not a big surprise that someone might show up and say "I want to be a cop" then just disappear when issued a weapon, and they'd be hard to track down once gone.
     
  7. ozwyn

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    Not to be overly grumpy, but the government needs to give out 350,000 firearms to US private citizens if it intends to give rifles to foreign powers.
     
  8. tydephan

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    Our government makes it nearly impossible for us to buy "assault" rifles, yet gives them away to others...
     
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    Government Accountability Office .... what a joke! Outside of the military, no one in the government ever seems to lose their job over such blunders.

    So much for trying to work with the Shiite government in Iraq. They were totally corrupt from the start and funneled every bit of support they could to the Mahdi army and other Shiite militias. Our chosen "friends" have likely killed as many or more of our troops than the Al Quida types.
     
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    I want my money back.
     
  11. JP from Phoenix

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    a big co sign on that one
     
  12. SaMx

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    they're at my house :evil:

    n-not really mr. government guy :uhoh:
     
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    When they "give" them - why do they have to keep track of them? Story doesn't make sense to me.
     
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    How is this dispersion of small arms different than dropping small arms into Europe during WW2?

    Arming the general populace in the course of ridding a foreign society of tyrants and thugs is straight out of the U.S. gov manual.

    The expectation that the U.S. gov would have these "accounted for" like it is the San Francisco bay area and they are keeping track of duck hunting shotguns seems unrealistic (and in any event futile).

    Following this story on the ground in Iraq, by sampling AK-47 serial numbers (and for the other "missing equipment") would probably lead to a very interesting and instructive conclusion.

    Mark
     
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    Exactly what I was gonna say
     
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    Thats a pretty significant "Oops"......
     
  17. Prince Yamato

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    Maybe Century bought them to assemble into "sporting rifles"?
     
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    No big deal. They gave them to Iraq. What Iraq does with them is Iraq's responsibility. I don't know why our government would think it is entitled to keep track of a gift to begin with.

    If I give you a gun, then where you keep that gun and what you do with it is not and should not be subject to my review. Now if I "loan" you something that is different. Why is anything different on a national level?

    If I did not want you to have it, I could have not given it to you. If I don't like what you do with it, I can not give you any in the future. It is like when you give someone a gift, and they return it or sell it. You may not approve or like that decision, but the item is no longer yours to make decisions about.
     
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    It's only the American taxpayers money!!!!:what: I would like to know how many of our soldiers have come home in body bags killed by guns purchased by our government. And they want our guns!!!!!:cuss::cuss::cuss::cuss:
     
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    Now I ask you who will be dispensing out guns to us if we ever need them to fight our government?
     
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    You mean from places other than my basement?:D
     
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    As Proud and law abiding patriots, I am sure we would be happy to safeguard some of those AKs, and even safely dispose of all their surplus ammo, to make sure it doesn't fall into the wrong hands. After all we bought it in the first place.
     
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    Funny how that works eh?


    Do as I say, not as I do.
     
  24. Carl N. Brown

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    While rifles and pistols are items that a Western army would probably
    make a point of keeping track of, records that the GAO wants kept
    and records that an army keeps in a combat zone could be two
    different things. I'll bet they can't account for the distribution of
    boots and canteens.
     
  25. TexasRifleman

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    This is news?

    That number is probably well under 1% of weapons given.

    I bet our own military loses more a year than that.
     
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