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

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  1. MAKster

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    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

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

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

    Oh, I just crack myself up.

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    Danger MRE'S

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

    Here we Go!!
    oron

    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I just want to see what the holster looks like.
     
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    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)

    Jim
     
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    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....
     
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    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?
     
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    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...?
     
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    Only in Los Angeles, home of fools.
     
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    The other was an M136/AT-4 rocket launcher. Single-use, just like the M72
     
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    This is where all the ARs are going:

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

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    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?
     
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    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]
     
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    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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    Around here the buy backs get garbage. Images like that are what shows up every now and then for guns confiscated on the streets or during drug bust. Then what they do is put the good stuff front and center and junk in the background of the pictures.

    Ron
     
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    No one is prosecuted due to the fact all these gun buy backs do so with no questions asked. that gun being turned in could have been used to kill 50 people the day before, they dont care just turn it in get your gift card and be on your merry way to do it all again.
     
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    Probably pulled them out of evidence to make it appear as if they are making a difference. Heck I wouldnt be suprised if they are on loan from the ATF archives for display in these gun buy back media cluster *&^%s.
     
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    no they do nothing of the sort. you hand them a gun (real or not functioning or not stolen or used to kill people) and they give you a gift card no questions asked.
     
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    Sharpedressedman-- that M79 is a beut!! Is she on the list?? :evil:
     
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