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State Police surplus weapons sales nets about $41,000

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  1. Blue Line

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    State Police surplus weapons sales nets about $41,000
    August 18, 2004 10:00 AM
    DUNBAR, W.Va.


    West Virginia State Police will receive about 41-thousand dollars from the recent auction of surplus shotguns, sniper rifles and machine guns.

    The agency decided to clean out its weapons locker earlier this month and received more than 30 bids for the unwanted weapons.

    Ken Frye with the state's Surplus Property Division says a Norinco machine gun attracted the highest bid of 98-hundred-and-54 dollars.

    The machine gun was one of several semiautomatic weapons the State Police received from a gun collector who was convicted of a felony.

    The auction also included 20 12-gauge shotguns and 14 308-caliber bolt-action sniper rifles with scopes.

    Only licensed firearms dealers could bid on the weapons.

    Frye says the weapons won't be released until the State Police completes checks on the highest bidders.

    Money from the sale will go into the State Police's equipment fund
     
  2. fletcher

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    That is a great way to get rid of extra arms. Even better would be if it was open to anyone.
     
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    :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Do they even REALIZE what they just said? It might as well have been "in other news, a African-American white male....."
     
  4. AZ Jeff

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    Did anyone also note the use of the term "sniper rifle". As many have predicted, scoped bolt action centerfire rifles will be the next category of firearm to be "re-defined" by the media and anti-gunners.

    First, any high capacity firearm that looked scarey was an "assault weapon"

    Now, anything with a scope on it is a "sniper rifle".

    Very clever, these anti-gunners. They use the media to revise the definition of words, and in doing so pave the way to further marginalize the shooting community.
     
  5. Tharg

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    Ya that one ran through my head like 20 times in about 2 seconds.

    .308 bolt action sniper rifles....

    because ... ya know.... it couldn't be a bolt action .308.... nope... bolt action.308 SNIPER rifle....

    I guess i have sniper pistols too...

    yeap yeap... a sniper rifle in 22lr too....

    grrrrrr

    If i were to define a sniper rifle - i'd say one designed to shoot on target w/ lethal force up to and over 800 or so yards. I don't know what the "true" definition of a "sniper" rifle would be... but that would be where my head puts it. Either way - w/ MY definition you would still need someone trained and capable of making that shot before you'd have what i'd call a sniper and his tool.

    heh

    J/Tharg!

    ps - missed the semi-auto machinegun... rofl... and loved the african american white male comment =) heheh
     
  6. dinosaur

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    Well, in police work if it has a scope and a bolt, it's a sniper rifle. There's no other use for it. I forget what distance ours practiced but it wasn't 300 yds. and it sure as heck wasn't 800!

    This of course is negated if one works in Waythehelloutinsagebrush County and you can fill your big game permit on County time.:neener:

    A Norinco semi auto machine gun huh? I'd say the buyer paid about $9000 too much for that Red Chinese POS. :barf:
     
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    Hey, now. I'll have you know that one of my flight instructors was an African-American white male. Born and raised in South Africa, he was. Whiter than me.

    (Yes, I know what you mean, I just hate the whole hyphenated-American thing.)
     
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    no, it's possible for a white person to be refered to as African-American (as long as you don't ask the NAACP for input). ie: a white person who was born in South Africa and moved to the US. A semi-auto machine gun though. . . :confused:
     
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    Perhaps it was an auto of semi-auto descent? :D :p
     
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    Actually, one of my teachers (an ex-Army paratrooper) knew a guy in the service whose birth parents were both black but he was born totally white. He happened to get the recessive skin color genes from both parents. Pretty rare but I figure that'd fall under the definition of African-American white male.
     
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    Got a link to that story?
     
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    Here's one from before the sale: http://www.cpubco.com/cgi-bin/LiveIQue.acgi$rec=17466cbgCurrentLocalNews?cbgCurrentLocalNews

     
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    http://www.officer.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=1&id=15761

     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    Actually, Sen. Kerry's wife is a white, African-American
    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/2/24/121520.shtml

    ..or so she would have African-Americans think of her. Yeah right.
     
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    So it would seem that the bolt action .308 sniper rifles are actual sniper rifles. Not just some anti writer calling somebody's scoped Rem700 deer rifle (seized because Bubba got drunk and smacked his wife) a sniper rifle to make it sound evil.
     
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