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Launching tubes for missiles found
Press-Register ^ | 12/20/06

Posted on 12/20/2006 3:27:32 PM PST by LibWhacker

At least three tubes that are used to launch military-grade missiles were found Tuesday at a moving company on Interstate 65 Service Road West in Mobile, authorities said.

No missiles were found, police said, and no one was injured.

Members of the Mobile Police Department's bomb squad were called to Paulk's Moving at 2051 I-65 Service Road West on Tuesday afternoon after employees found a "suspicious package," police spokesman Officer Eric Gallichant said.

At least three tubes used to launch missiles were uncovered in a shipping container at the business, Gallichant said.

Authorities were still trying to determine who shipped the tubes to whom, Gallichant said.

The investigation was turned over to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: found; launch; missiles; tubes

1 posted on 12/20/2006 3:27:33 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Nothing to see here... move along...move along... all is well... no need to worry... no relation to a possible terrorist activity... nothing to see here... move along......


2 posted on 12/20/2006 3:29:57 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: LibWhacker

If those are spent LAWS or AT-4's, possession of them is perfectly legal, and they are not considered a munition.


3 posted on 12/20/2006 3:30:33 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("I smell bagels.")
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To: LibWhacker

...coming to a (State/Federal) Capitol near you????


4 posted on 12/20/2006 3:31:18 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just b/c your paranoid; Doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you. :^)
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To: LibWhacker

Here's the followup to this story:

"Bob Saunders of Gulfport, Miss., admitted to police that he needed the hollowed-out tubes for the upcoming turkey hunt in some nearby pine woodlands."


5 posted on 12/20/2006 3:33:00 PM PST by redpoll (redpoll)
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To: LibWhacker
At least three tubes that are used to launch military-grade missiles were found Tuesday at a moving company on Interstate 65 Service Road West in Mobile, authorities said.

No missiles were found...

Any mosques in Mobile?

Oh dear, how very un-PC of me!

6 posted on 12/20/2006 3:38:35 PM PST by COBOL2Java ("No stronger retrograde force exists in the world" - Winston Churchill on Islam)
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To: LibWhacker
At least three tubes that are used to launch military-grade missiles...

Is there any other 'grade' of missile?

7 posted on 12/20/2006 3:42:56 PM PST by The Duke (I have met the enemy, and he is named 'Apathy'!)
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To: LibWhacker
Here's the launch site:


8 posted on 12/20/2006 3:46:27 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: LibWhacker

Maybe someone was planning to convert them into bongs.


9 posted on 12/20/2006 3:46:52 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: theDentist
Nothing to see here people, move along!



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10 posted on 12/20/2006 3:49:47 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (When true genius appears, know him by this sign: all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.)
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To: COBOL2Java
Any mosques in Mobile?

Quite a few, here's a list:

http://www.islamicfinder.org/prayerDetail.php?country=usa&city=Mobile&state=AL&id=15651&home=2006-12-20⟨=

11 posted on 12/20/2006 3:52:06 PM PST by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: COBOL2Java
"Any mosques in Mobile? "

Yes...I have them under surveillance.

12 posted on 12/20/2006 3:53:30 PM PST by blam
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To: redpoll
"Bob Saunders of Gulfport, Miss., admitted to police that he needed the hollowed-out tubes for the upcoming turkey hunt in some nearby pine woodlands."

"Hey y'all watch this!"

13 posted on 12/20/2006 4:01:05 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: blam
Yes...I have them under surveillance

And I thank you for your efforts Blam :-)

14 posted on 12/20/2006 4:01:55 PM PST by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: blam

Beehive 1 to Beehive 2..Over...


15 posted on 12/20/2006 4:06:13 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: LibWhacker

You used to be able to buy spent LAW tubes with the barrel plugged at army surplus stores. Big f-in' deal.


16 posted on 12/20/2006 4:18:44 PM PST by lesser_satan (EKTHELTHIOR!!!)
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To: Oorang

The mosques would be the first place to look for the ordnance, but that's just me!


17 posted on 12/20/2006 4:33:49 PM PST by COBOL2Java ("No stronger retrograde force exists in the world" - Winston Churchill on Islam)
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To: Lx

I'll take number eight - Grolsch lager - thank you.


18 posted on 12/20/2006 4:55:56 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Ever learning . . .)
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To: LibWhacker

Big whoop! without a rocket it may as well be a paperweight


19 posted on 12/20/2006 4:57:28 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Ahem...that would be letter 'H'. Better cancel that order, bartender.


20 posted on 12/20/2006 4:57:45 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Ever learning . . .)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I had LAW tube taken away by Santa Barbara cops on Halloween 1985. Really pissed me off.
21 posted on 12/20/2006 5:25:16 PM PST by elfman2 (An army of amateurs doing the media's job.)
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To: elfman2

I'd've been pissed off too.


22 posted on 12/20/2006 7:11:25 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("I smell bagels.")
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