Skip to comments.LAPD endangers selves and public with gun safety violation at ‘buyback’
Posted on 01/02/2013 7:21:20 AM PST by Nachum
The Los Angeles Police Department held a so-called gun buyback the day after Christmas, reportedly taking in over 2,000 firearms at two locations.
Disregarding for a moment that Chief Charlie Beck once more trotted out an inert tube and presented it as an active rocket launcher to awe the Authorized Journalists who dont know any better (and it still hasnt been established if its the same one he trotted out at a previous photo op), disregarding that Beck himself is armed and men under his command routinely deploy with firearms he describes as weapons of war, weapons of death [that] have no place in our great city," and disregarding the hypocrisy of Mayor Villaraigosa, who has control problems of his own, and who lives behind a zoning ordinance-violating wall (while being anti-wall) surrounded by 24/7 taxcow-funded armed security, there are several unanswered questions the press never seems to be curious about.
If the object is public safety, why would citizens who are presumed not to be able to safely own guns be encouraged to handle and transport them?
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Hey, I live in Los Angeles county. I wish I had some neighbors with crappy rusted hardware I could sell to the LAPD!
I missed THAT science class.
And David Codrea flunked spelling
I would love to pawn off the useless piece of junk to some unsuspecting liberal for more than it was ever worth brand new!
I was at an Orlando gun show a couple of years ago. A pawn shop table had revolvers in 55 gallon drums for $15 each with information about a gun buyback where they were offering $30/gun. Turns out that millions of .38 short black powder guns were produced into the 1930s. They were, I was told, $1 guns back then. They shoot no modern rounds, although theyll chamber a 9mm. Theyre made from pot metal and although some of them have nice rolled graphics, theyre junk. My uncle, who has been in the gun business for years, told me that every pawn shop had dozens of these and some of them try to dry up the buyback funds by selling them at shows. Where else can you make 100% on your money?
BTW, my neighbors high school kids owned a couple of these for carry pieces. I think it was the fashion to have a gun. I explained how dangerous they were as the pot metal may or may not hold up when firing a 9mm. Dont know if they ever got rid of them or not.
Maybe take some pine boards, a jigsaw, car antenna’s and some rubber bands and make a few hundred and turn them in.
When I was a kid we all made the same “gun” but instead of using a clothes pin half as a “shell” we used a strike any where match. Work great!
***once more trotted out an inert tube and presented it as an active rocket launcher to awe the Authorized Journalists who dont know any better ***
Kind of like dangling beads in front of the natives.
We used to make those all the time as kids. Worked great for spitballs or hard peas.
We used the half of the second clothes pin (listed as “shell”)to cock the unit kind of like a muzzleloader.
“Inert” has a legitimate use when referring to “dummy” firearms. Maybe it’s considered not PC to say “dummy” anymore, in any context.
But was it an ASSAULT ROCKET LAUNCHER?