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Why Do The Philadelphia Police Have 1,356 Full-Auto M-16s?
The Truth About Guns ^ | Apr 18, 2013 | Robert Farago

Posted on 04/18/2013 7:51:58 AM PDT by KeyLargo

Why Do The Philadelphia Police Have 1,356 Full-Auto M-16s? Posted on April 18, 2013 by Robert Farago

“An automatic M-16 rifle is missing from one of the Philadelphia Police Department’s main gun-storage units and Commissioner Charles Ramsey has called in federal authorities to investigate,” philly.com reports. ”Obviously, this is very, very serious,” Ramsey said. “And believe me, we will get to the bottom of it, one way or another, I guarantee that.” Cops lose gun. Cops go crazy trying to find it before it turns into another Fast and Furious Brian Terry deal. Another day, another example of why cops should not have a monopoly on the use of ballistic force. OK, it is a fully-automatic “assault rifle” that went walkies. But here’s the bit that caught my editorial eye . . .

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: automatic; banglist; corruption; govtabuse; gunbans; guncontrol; guns; m16s; machineguns; nra; philadelphia; rifles; secondamendment; statesrights; teaparty; tyranny


1 posted on 04/18/2013 7:51:58 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
For when Ubama flicks that Interwebs "off" switch and declares martial law.
2 posted on 04/18/2013 7:54:31 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: KeyLargo

As of the census[6]of 2000, there were 1,517,550 people, 590,071 households, and 352,272 families residing in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The population densitywas 4,337.3/km² (11,233.6/mi²). There were 661,958 housing units at an average density of 1,891.9/km² (4,900.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city as of 2010 was:
44.2% Black
39.0% White
5.4% Asian
4.7% from other races
3.2% Mixed Race
0.2% Native American
0.05% Pacific Islander
12.5% of the population were Hispanic and Latino.


3 posted on 04/18/2013 7:54:50 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: KeyLargo
In Phily, that may not be enough.
4 posted on 04/18/2013 7:54:51 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: KeyLargo

because after the MOVE thing the Mayor won’t let them play with bombs anymore?


5 posted on 04/18/2013 7:56:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: KeyLargo

because after the MOVE thing the Mayor won’t let them play with bombs anymore?


6 posted on 04/18/2013 7:56:44 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

7 posted on 04/18/2013 8:00:00 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: KeyLargo

Because they are dealing with a sub-human populace?

I’ve been to Philly. I think the gross income of Penn. would increase if Philly was nuked.


8 posted on 04/18/2013 8:00:45 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: KeyLargo
Why Do The Philadelphia Police Have 1,356 Full-Auto M-16s?

Crowd control. On a side note, is that Chief Wiggums from the Simpson's? Got to feel safe with that at "the helm"; about as safe as we are with pResident Skid Mark.

9 posted on 04/18/2013 8:01:43 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

It’s my birthplace, and I agree.


10 posted on 04/18/2013 8:02:01 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Buckeye McFrog

11 posted on 04/18/2013 8:03:12 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Because they can. I have a similar picture, but it says ‘Safe’, ‘Semi’, ‘Burst’. M16A2.


12 posted on 04/18/2013 8:03:14 AM PDT by real saxophonist (If something is truly 'common sense', then a law about it is unnecessary.)
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To: Common Sense 101

13 posted on 04/18/2013 8:03:16 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Buckeye McFrog
because after the MOVE thing the Mayor won’t let them play with bombs anymore?

True, true -- Well, maybe not, governmental-authorities do tend to fall into the trap of thinking they're above the law.

14 posted on 04/18/2013 8:03:25 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: KeyLargo

Off topic, but what kind of dog is that? (not the German Shepherd)


15 posted on 04/18/2013 8:05:05 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: KeyLargo
Why Do The Philadelphia Police Have 1,356 Full-Auto M-16s?

Ever been to North Philly? It's about as close to a third world cess pool as you can get in this country. Their under gunned.

16 posted on 04/18/2013 8:05:40 AM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: pgkdan
Their

D'oh! should be They're!

17 posted on 04/18/2013 8:07:35 AM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: pgkdan

North Philly a.k.a. America’s Mogadishu.


18 posted on 04/18/2013 8:08:16 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Common Sense 101
That is Phlly Police Chief Charles Ramsey.

Biden, PA Dems Push Gun Control in Philly

Written by Ben Fogel, Contributing Writer Feb 11, 2013

19 posted on 04/18/2013 8:08:31 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Is this the same Ramsey who was Washington D.C. police chief?

That one was a real gungrabber. Police invaded homes looking for guns, no-knock no-warrant. Snitch hotline posters were all over the city (”Report an illegal gun, and you don’t have to give your name!”)

Same ugly mug, same scowl.


20 posted on 04/18/2013 8:09:21 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: KeyLargo

They were supposed to have 10,000 but they`re all on backorder.


21 posted on 04/18/2013 8:09:27 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.)
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To: EEGator

Yep!


22 posted on 04/18/2013 8:09:38 AM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I am not so sure of that, under the right circumstances the bombs will fall again.
23 posted on 04/18/2013 8:10:46 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
because after the MOVE thing the Mayor won’t let them play with bombs anymore?

Mayor Goode APPROVED of the bombing.

Supposedly, the cops fired 10,000 rounds into the Move house. When you need to exert that sort of firepower against a house containing women and children, fully automatic weapons are a must.

24 posted on 04/18/2013 8:10:50 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


25 posted on 04/18/2013 8:12:24 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: KeyLargo

“Why Do The Philadelphia Police Have 1,356 Full-Auto M-16s?”

Really not the question is it?

The question should be, why in the name of (pick one) do you and I not have one, and have ridiculous anti Bill of Rights requirements and cost that make it damn near impossible to have one.

The 1986 law limits the number available so that it would be virtually impossible for everyone to have one, and that is unconstitutional. Like that has anything to do with it.

If I was really vindictive I would blam the NRA.


26 posted on 04/18/2013 8:16:08 AM PDT by wita
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To: EEGator

I believe the dog is a German Mastiff


27 posted on 04/18/2013 8:17:18 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

“Why Do The Philadelphia Police Have 1,356 Full-Auto M-16s?”

Because they’re afraid for their own lives.


28 posted on 04/18/2013 8:18:04 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: elcid1970

“Is this the same Ramsey who was Washington D.C. police chief?”

Yes, and former Chicago Police Dep Superintendent.


29 posted on 04/18/2013 8:18:48 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

That is one scary looking dog.


30 posted on 04/18/2013 8:23:43 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: KeyLargo

If the DOD’s 1033 program provided 17000 police Dept’s fully automatic M16’s I sure would like to know where Connecticut ended up.Since we’re told that we shouldn’t need a semi-automatic sporting rifle.

I wish the NRA or Gun owners of America would file a Freedom of Information Request to get that info.


31 posted on 04/18/2013 8:25:20 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: KeyLargo

What movie is that from ?


32 posted on 04/18/2013 8:26:15 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: real saxophonist

I wonder if you could get one custom made: SAFE, SEMI, ROCK


33 posted on 04/18/2013 8:27:10 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Which is why people should have landlines and CBs or xmt/rcv devices available.


34 posted on 04/18/2013 8:30:21 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: KeyLargo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDtCb45Lqt0&feature=related

They want you in jail!!


35 posted on 04/18/2013 8:31:07 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: KeyLargo
Why Do The Philadelphia Police Have 1,356 Full-Auto M-16s?

I'm not sure but I'd guess it's so the people murdering everyone else in Philadelphia won't come after them.

36 posted on 04/18/2013 8:34:51 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: EEGator

I’d call it a Dalmatian or a Dal mix


37 posted on 04/18/2013 8:38:05 AM PDT by cork (Remember Bengazi!)
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To: PLMerite

“What movie is that from ?”

Maybe Shindler’s List?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veztNJQyRJg


38 posted on 04/18/2013 8:40:20 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: cork

That would be the biggest Dalmatian I’ve ever seen.


39 posted on 04/18/2013 8:40:35 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: PLMerite

Shindler’s List.


40 posted on 04/18/2013 8:40:39 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: KeyLargo
The guy on the left has a war face so harsh he levitates.

/johnny

41 posted on 04/18/2013 8:41:34 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: OneWingedShark
governmental-authorities do tend to fall into the trap of thinking they're above the law.

Only because in practice they are.

42 posted on 04/18/2013 8:44:08 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: JRandomFreeper

This bum police chief was a failure as a chief in Chicago then a failure in WDC and now a continuing failure in Philly. Black equal-opportunity I suppose.


43 posted on 04/18/2013 8:45:36 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: PLMerite

I’m in for one!


44 posted on 04/18/2013 8:56:17 AM PDT by real saxophonist (If something is truly 'common sense', then a law about it is unnecessary.)
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To: KeyLargo
There is no legitimate reason for any police agency to have fully-automatic weapons. The same cannot be said for an individual citizen, who's 'reason' can be as simple as 'I want one'.
45 posted on 04/18/2013 8:57:56 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: KeyLargo

Because the Tea Party might hold a rally at the Liberty Bell, and all hell breaks loose?

I mean, Philly is just one Gadsden flag away from going off like a pressure cooker ....


46 posted on 04/18/2013 9:10:01 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: KeyLargo

Why do cops need machine guns? You can’t hunt deer with them.


47 posted on 04/18/2013 1:10:43 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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