Skip to comments.Confiscated Guns Melted
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 3s Walt Hunter reports officials turn up the heat in hopes of getting deadly weapons off Philadelphias 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.
This reads like Pravda.
Gee you think?
Geez, maybe if you all kept those criminals in jail, you wouldn't have to worry about it...ya think?
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".
Those evil, evil inanimate objects. Guns and SUVs are the scourge of mankind!
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!
A lot of close range shootings, huh?
Just think how many potential holes in paper targets they have saved...
Where's the BARF ALERT?
waste of good weaponry
should sell them at a discount raise funds for the police force
works in a few other places
Couldn't we melt the killers?
Wouldn't it be a delicious bit of irony if the steel from the guns were used in manufacturing components for SUV's?
Now all the murders in Philly will stop!!!!
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!"
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.
Ever seen a grown man cry?
Figures, no mention of the individuals pulling the triggers.
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.
So, did the evil spirits flee the flames and possess the swat teams?
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.
"The roar of the weapons brought violence and death to city streets..."
by THEMSELVES? their ROAR? Sounds like EMERALD CITY!
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.
Lunch break humor.
substitute "books" for guns.
"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?
There was video. Among the weapons were a Garand and a Springfield.
Enough to make a grown man cry.
I wonder if they unloaded them first?
"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.
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.
What a blithering idiot.
Flunked descriptive writing, earth sciences, and beginning logic. A trifecta!
This kind of reminds me of melting wheel chairs to cure polio.
Please ping me when you see the headline " Liberal scum melted"
This stupidity is from Oregon:
No pictures of guns in school.
I am waiting for the book burning. You can't have those nasty cultural icons in a communist state.
Roaring, violence, death, streets...was this about Godzilla?
Or at least for the school district to pay someone to go through all the history textbooks and black out the guns.
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.
It's what the Left does....they know no different.
No bias in this story, nope, none at all.
Why was that almost as disturbing as a Holocause photo?
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.