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Confiscated Guns Melted
CBS-3 9 (Philadelphia) ^ | 3/24/05 | n/a

Posted on 03/28/2005 8:49:51 AM PST by kiriath_jearim

Confiscated Guns Melted

Mar 24, 2005 6:15 pm US/Eastern

COATSVILLE, PA (KYW) It was a murderous meltdown Thursday as more than 3,000 guns dissolved at more than 3,000 degrees in a steel plant furnace.

The move comes as CBS 3’s Walt Hunter reports officials turn up the heat in hopes of getting deadly weapons off Philadelphia’s streets.

Every kind of caliber, every type of crime, and many still marked with the blood of their victims.

The roar of the weapons brought violence and death to city streets but now, following the roar of a steel plant furnace, they are about to disappear.

From their storage place at the police evidence room, the weapons were moved in a truck caravan under the close watch of swat teams to the ISG Steel Plant in Coatesville

With furnaces heated to more than 3,000 degrees, once the guns were dumped into the flames, they were gone for good.

For officers who often risked their lives seizing the weapons and for workers feeding the fires, it was a satisfying day.

Hunter says that now the molten lava of the melted guns will quickly be transformed into steel plates to protect troops in Iraq.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
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1 posted on 03/28/2005 8:49:51 AM PST by kiriath_jearim
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To: kiriath_jearim

This reads like Pravda.


2 posted on 03/28/2005 8:51:15 AM PST by Petronski (If Reichskanzler Greer can kill Terri, who will be next?)
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To: Petronski

Gee you think?


3 posted on 03/28/2005 8:52:07 AM PST by dts32041 (When did the Democratic party stop being the political arm of the KKK?)
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To: kiriath_jearim
Hunter says that now the molten lava of the melted guns

What a blithering idiot.
4 posted on 03/28/2005 8:53:23 AM PST by holymoly ("A lot" is TWO words.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Geez, maybe if you all kept those criminals in jail, you wouldn't have to worry about it...ya think?


5 posted on 03/28/2005 8:53:31 AM PST by WKUHilltopper
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To: kiriath_jearim

pointless vandalism. Guns are literally being used as the scapegoat in a quasi religious ritual.

Sacrifice them, rather than have the guilty be punished as they deserve.

Fortuanately I have adopted 5 guns this year. They are now safe, redeemed from suffering for the sins of others. Some of them are over 100 years old, and I hope they continue to enjoy their "active retirement".


6 posted on 03/28/2005 8:53:45 AM PST by donmeaker (Burn the UN flag publicly.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Those evil, evil inanimate objects. Guns and SUVs are the scourge of mankind!


7 posted on 03/28/2005 8:55:44 AM PST by Egon (Liberals: The only group of people they don't want to kill are those that kill others.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

And today's magic word is 3,000. Three thousand! Can you say three thousand? Very good Diane. You should feel very proud and very special!


8 posted on 03/28/2005 8:56:12 AM PST by xander
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To: kiriath_jearim
many still marked with the blood of their victims.

A lot of close range shootings, huh?

9 posted on 03/28/2005 8:57:06 AM PST by oyez (¡Qué viva la revolución de Reagan!)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Just think how many potential holes in paper targets they have saved...


10 posted on 03/28/2005 8:57:20 AM PST by stuartcr
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To: kiriath_jearim
It was a murderous meltdown Thursday...

Where's the BARF ALERT?

11 posted on 03/28/2005 8:57:42 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

waste of good weaponry
should sell them at a discount raise funds for the police force
works in a few other places


12 posted on 03/28/2005 8:58:08 AM PST by DM1
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To: kiriath_jearim

Couldn't we melt the killers?


13 posted on 03/28/2005 8:58:36 AM PST by bmwcyle (Washington DC RINO Hunting Guide)
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To: Egon

Wouldn't it be a delicious bit of irony if the steel from the guns were used in manufacturing components for SUV's?


14 posted on 03/28/2005 8:58:49 AM PST by Luddite Patent Counsel ("Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - Groucho Marx)
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To: xander

Now all the murders in Philly will stop!!!!


15 posted on 03/28/2005 9:00:28 AM PST by Holicheese (This is Hockey East)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Alternate headline:

CITY CARRIES OUT DEATH SENTENCE ON INANIMATE OBJECTS

Shepard Smith was reporting this story on Fox News the other day. He was reading the text of the article, about the guns that had caused so many problems. Suddenly he stopped, and very pointedly went back and said "Correction - it was the people who carried them who caused the problems." And I was on the other side of the screen giving him a big thumbs up and a hearty "GOOD JOB, SHEP!"


16 posted on 03/28/2005 9:00:32 AM PST by Tarantulas
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To: kiriath_jearim

What a pointless ritual of symbolism. This did absolutely no good except as a propaganda stunt. On the other hand, I would say don't ever buy used guns anyways. Support the gun industry and buy new ones and increase production, instead of just recyling old ones on the market. Hell, keep your old ones or give them to family members or friends who could use a good firearm, then encourage them to go buy new firearms next time.


17 posted on 03/28/2005 9:00:42 AM PST by Free and Armed
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To: kiriath_jearim
Confiscated Guns Melted

Ever seen a grown man cry?

18 posted on 03/28/2005 9:02:49 AM PST by Living Free in NH (o)(o)
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To: kiriath_jearim
The roar of the weapons brought violence and death to city streets...

Figures, no mention of the individuals pulling the triggers.

19 posted on 03/28/2005 9:06:54 AM PST by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

The gun destroyers just don't get it. If the guns weren't destroyed, but instead sold to the public, the police departments would get revenue to use for law enforcement, and there would be less demand for the gun manufacturers to produce. It might result in a few companies folding. But nooooo. The gun destroyers keep reducing the available supplly of guns, thereby causing the gun manufacturers to keep producing to meet demand. Oh, and by the way, our taxes also get raised to cover costs of law enforcement.


20 posted on 03/28/2005 9:09:54 AM PST by ampat
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To: kiriath_jearim
Alternate headline:
"Government Effort Progresses in Disarming Predominantly Minority Community."
21 posted on 03/28/2005 9:11:17 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: kiriath_jearim

So, did the evil spirits flee the flames and possess the swat teams?


22 posted on 03/28/2005 9:12:34 AM PST by TERMINATTOR ("I believe in background checks at gun shows or anywhere" - GWB)
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To: Free and Armed
Partly propaganda, however these people actually believe that objects like firearms are evil. Animism is the most primitive and anti-rational of beliefs and the sign of low resolution minds.

Philosophers have understood that the the symbol is not the thing for a couple of thousand years, but waterheads like this and like those school administrators who suspend kids for drawings of guns or for a tiny symbolic kirpan still think this way.

23 posted on 03/28/2005 9:12:49 AM PST by Rifleman
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To: kiriath_jearim
This is one of the funniest articles ever!

"The roar of the weapons brought violence and death to city streets..."

by THEMSELVES? their ROAR? Sounds like EMERALD CITY!

24 posted on 03/28/2005 9:13:34 AM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: kiriath_jearim
molten lava

WTF?????

25 posted on 03/28/2005 9:14:07 AM PST by Dan from Michigan ("Mama, take this judgeship off of Greer, he can't use it, anymore")
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To: kiriath_jearim

Even in such gun destroying places like the UK and Australia the felons don't seem to have any problem getting guns. You would think that it's the perps not the guns that are the problem. This kind of reminds me of melting wheel chairs to cure polio.


26 posted on 03/28/2005 9:14:08 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: leadpencil1

Lunch break humor.


27 posted on 03/28/2005 9:14:34 AM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: kiriath_jearim

substitute "books" for guns.


28 posted on 03/28/2005 9:15:45 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Rifleman

"Partly propaganda, however these people actually believe that objects like firearms are evil. Animism is the most primitive and anti-rational of beliefs and the sign of low resolution minds."

It's both sad and scary to think that people like this are actually policy wonks and big decision makers, isn't it?


29 posted on 03/28/2005 9:16:41 AM PST by Free and Armed
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To: kiriath_jearim

There was video. Among the weapons were a Garand and a Springfield.

Enough to make a grown man cry.


30 posted on 03/28/2005 9:23:37 AM PST by MediaMole
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To: kiriath_jearim

I wonder if they unloaded them first?


31 posted on 03/28/2005 9:25:01 AM PST by theDentist (The Dems are putting all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: longtermmemmory

...or witches


32 posted on 03/28/2005 9:25:22 AM PST by stuartcr
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To: MediaMole

"There was video. Among the weapons were a Garand and a Springfield.

Enough to make a grown man cry."

Dang, two valuable pieces of history down the memory hole. At the very least they could've spared and resold the antique rifles and destroyed the rest that are replaceable on the market.



33 posted on 03/28/2005 9:26:41 AM PST by Free and Armed
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To: kiriath_jearim

What a shame! A lot of these lonely unloved guns could have been happily adopted into families like mine. Why do they destroy the guns instead of trying to place them with people who have lots of love in their hearts for more guns? Our family would have been glad to take several guns and give them the home they long for. They would have been well-cared for and would have received frequent exercise and lots of playtime at the local range.


34 posted on 03/28/2005 9:27:01 AM PST by Capriole (I don't have any problems that couldn't be solved by more chocolate or more ammunition)
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To: holymoly
Hunter says that now the molten lava of the melted guns

What a blithering idiot.

Flunked descriptive writing, earth sciences, and beginning logic. A trifecta!

35 posted on 03/28/2005 9:29:27 AM PST by macbee ("Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: The Great RJ

This kind of reminds me of melting wheel chairs to cure polio.



Very good! I will be plagiarizing your clever analogy.


36 posted on 03/28/2005 9:31:43 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: Petronski

Please ping me when you see the headline " Liberal scum melted"


37 posted on 03/28/2005 9:32:41 AM PST by international american (Tagline now fireproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: kiriath_jearim
Now that that the real criminals have been incinerated it is safe to release the victimized perps who were holding the guns when the guns committed their heinous crimes.
38 posted on 03/28/2005 9:34:07 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: donmeaker
Fortuanately I have adopted 5 guns this year

LOL. Great line. Saxet Gun Show is coming to town, I think I need to adopt a couple. It's been far too long.
39 posted on 03/28/2005 9:34:12 AM PST by BJClinton (“Give me your DUmmies, your Idiots, your Leftist Wackos yearning to be sanity free.” ~PJ-Comix)
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To: kiriath_jearim
When the Australian government banned semi-auto firearms recently, and required they be turned in to the government, this is what happened to them. There more than a few men crying while surrendering their family heirlooms.


40 posted on 03/28/2005 9:39:07 AM PST by need_a_screen_name
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To: Rifleman

This stupidity is from Oregon:

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050325/COLUMN0101/503250306/1064

No pictures of guns in school.


41 posted on 03/28/2005 9:41:42 AM PST by ladylib
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To: ladylib

I am waiting for the book burning. You can't have those nasty cultural icons in a communist state.


42 posted on 03/28/2005 9:43:54 AM PST by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Roaring, violence, death, streets...was this about Godzilla?


43 posted on 03/28/2005 9:44:32 AM PST by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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To: ARCADIA

Or at least for the school district to pay someone to go through all the history textbooks and black out the guns.


44 posted on 03/28/2005 9:47:31 AM PST by ladylib
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To: kiriath_jearim

Considering all the magnesium, aluminum, and plastics--maybe even some copper, tin and bronze--I would not want the "armor" made from such a bastardized alloy.


45 posted on 03/28/2005 9:48:34 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: kiriath_jearim
Perfect example of Symbolism before Substance......

It's what the Left does....they know no different.

46 posted on 03/28/2005 9:49:22 AM PST by Osage Orange (I can explain it to you.....But I can't make you understand it.)
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To: need_a_screen_name

No bias in this story, nope, none at all.


47 posted on 03/28/2005 9:51:44 AM PST by BadAndy (Specializing in unnecessarily harsh comments.)
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To: need_a_screen_name

Why was that almost as disturbing as a Holocause photo?


48 posted on 03/28/2005 9:58:04 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: kiriath_jearim

I cannot believe that a grown person wrote this tripe. It reads like a Dick and Jane primer, except for a couple of minor technical details, like molten lava.

Were these weapons made of igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic rock?

I'll bet this person votes, too.


49 posted on 03/28/2005 9:59:18 AM PST by Marauder (But your honor, the bed was already on fire when I crawled into it!)
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To: kiriath_jearim
saw on cnn that one of them was a rocket launcher,but their allready illegal,stupid liberals
50 posted on 03/28/2005 10:04:29 AM PST by Charlespg (Civilization and freedom are only worthy of those who defend or support defending It)
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