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Authorities: 19 Charged In Largest Gun Bust In NYCís History
CBS New York ^ | 08/19/13 | Unknown

Posted on 08/19/2013 6:49:26 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A pair of gunrunners smuggled firearms into New York City by hiding them in luggage they carried on discount buses offering cheap fares and lesser odds of getting caught, authorities said Monday.

The men were captured in a police sting that netted 254 weapons in 45 transactions since last year – the largest total from a gun case in recent memory.

The alleged smugglers, Walter Walker and Earl Campbell, were among 19 people arrested in New York, North Carolina and South Carolina as the result of a 10-month investigation.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloomberg; carolina; guncontrol; guns; northcarolina; secondamendment; seizure; southcarolina; weapons
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Hope I'm not duplicating. I tried to do a search, but FR has been acting hinkey for the last two days. Don't know if it's FR's problem, my ISP, or Firefox.

Loved Bloomberg's comment about North Carolina and South Carolina: "“New York is the safest big city in the nation, but year after year, illegal guns flow into our city from states that don’t have common-sense laws that keep guns out of the hands of criminals,” said Mayor Bloomberg." http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/2013b/pr280-13.html

1 posted on 08/19/2013 6:49:26 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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If we banned buses we would not have these problems...


2 posted on 08/19/2013 6:53:14 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: TennesseeGirl

Fast and Furious???

HEY!

Fast and Furious

AND

Buying and selling ordinance and getting Americans killed along with Chris Stevens.

But we won’t talk about that in our media will we?

Jerks!


3 posted on 08/19/2013 6:55:17 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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The men were captured in a police sting that netted 254 weapons in 45 transactions since last year

The guns sold for $160,000 according to the 552 count indictment.

$630 per gun...


4 posted on 08/19/2013 6:55:56 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: TennesseeGirl

If they had smuggled cigarettes into NY City, they would be facing the death penalty.


5 posted on 08/19/2013 6:59:20 PM PDT by Mark (Obama is more confused than a hungry baby in a topless bar)
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To: TennesseeGirl

Obama is running guns into to NYC now.


6 posted on 08/19/2013 6:59:53 PM PDT by NoLibZone (The reason we are where we are today is the belief that posting on a website will fix the nation.)
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In other news, 19 people were arrested selling freedom of speech. 254 printing presses were seized.


7 posted on 08/19/2013 6:59:57 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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I’m trying to figure out how an American can be arrested for selling legal merchandise.

Blows my mind.


8 posted on 08/19/2013 7:02:17 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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The NY Times article said the guns were often stolen. North and South Carolina really should pass a law making stealing guns illegal.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/20/nyregion/gun-seizure-exposes-pipeline-from-south.html

"A lot of firepower,” Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg mused as he paused to look at some of the 254 guns — large-caliber pistols and military-grade weapons modified to improve aim and avoid detection — that were bought by the police during the yearlong undercover investigation."

BTW, what, exactly are "large-caliber pistols and military-grade weapons modified to improve aim and avoid detection", and where can I buy some like that?


9 posted on 08/19/2013 7:19:02 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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Authorities: 19 Charged In Largest Elevator Bust In NYC’s History
CBS New York ^ | 08/19/13 | Unknown

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 9:49:26 PM by HennesseeGirl

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A pair of gunrunners smuggled elevators into New York City by hiding them in luggage they carried on discount buses offering cheap fares and lesser odds of getting caught, authorities said Monday.


10 posted on 08/19/2013 7:20:06 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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$630 per gun...

At that price, it's clear that there are plenty of other sources of guns, most of which are a little more difficult to pin down than these people. In fact, it would be amusing if a competitor snitched on these guys.

11 posted on 08/19/2013 7:28:12 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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hiding them in luggage they carried on discount buses offering cheap fares and lesser odds of getting caught

Are they searching every car going into NYC nowadays, or what?

12 posted on 08/19/2013 7:35:15 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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http://www.ballerstatus.com/2013/08/19/rappers-music-online-bragging-leads-biggest-gun-bust-nyc/ Apparently it was a brutha bragging online that led to the busts..


13 posted on 08/19/2013 7:48:15 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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All Soetoros’ sons need guns.


14 posted on 08/19/2013 8:10:51 PM PDT by allblues (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat but Satan is definitely a Democrat)
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To: TennesseeGirl
I think they have a Double click virus.
15 posted on 08/19/2013 8:15:20 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: wolficatZ
If I had me a DAD ....he'd look Like OBAMA Yall!



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16 posted on 08/19/2013 8:15:25 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Tyranny Response Team Block Captain)
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To: TennesseeGirl

254 guns. You could collect that many from a single city block in any Rocky Mtn state.


17 posted on 08/19/2013 8:38:00 PM PDT by lurk
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North Carolina is safer than New Yawk City and has been for years. Shouldn’t it be the other way around if these guns came from Wild West North Carolina?


18 posted on 08/19/2013 8:46:06 PM PDT by Gritty (This war against Islamism is being lost because it cannot even be acknowledged- Mark Steyn)
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Title says “largest in NYC history” and in the article it says “largest in recent memory” . Such is history to the morons who will not study it. History is recorded, idiots— so NYC has had larger seizures, and I’d bet it was in the 20’s.
As usual BS, from the writers and the city people.


19 posted on 08/19/2013 8:58:36 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/gun_run_rings_feared_frisk_jAuMvcwNFuQfdziycvzCQP

NY Post (alleged to be New Yorks' conservative newspaper!):

"The haul included military-grade machine guns with silencers as large as the weapons themselves and Soviet-era assault rifles with flash and smoke suppressors."

"The arsenal’s most powerful weapons — .45-caliber handguns — “could kill an elephant,” said a law-enforcement source."

"The arms were initially bought for $200 to $300 a pop through two networks — one in South Carolina and the other in North Carolina, states where gun laws are notoriously weak, officials said."

"About three dozen of the weapons had been stolen down South. Most were peddled fully loaded."

Again, I didn't know that stealing guns was legal in the South....

20 posted on 08/20/2013 2:38:39 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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