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California man turned water gun into shotgun, police say.
FoxNews.com ^ | May 22, 2012 | Fox News

Posted on 05/22/2012 3:38:45 AM PDT by carriage_hill

Edited on 05/22/2012 4:14:33 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

FRESNO, Calif. A California man was arrested after authorities discovered the "Super Soaker" water gun he was wearing around his neck had been turned into a working shotgun, Fox affiliate KMPH reports.

Fresno police approached 54-year-old Randy Smith when they noticed the water gun around his neck Saturday because they had been recently briefed on people turning toys into working weapons.


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KEYWORDS: banglist; diy; homemadegun; shotgun; watergun; zipgun
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Link to original story, carried by Fox News:

http://www.kmph.com/story/18577572/man-turns-water-gun-into-shotgun-in-southeast-fresno-police-say

It's a kid's water pistol turned into a 20-gauge shotgun?

1 posted on 05/22/2012 3:38:51 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

Try that link again:

http://www.kmph.com/story/18577572/man-turns-water-gun-into-shotgun-in-southeast-fresno-police-say


2 posted on 05/22/2012 3:40:16 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

I have seen a massive collection of ordinary items that have been modified to shoot ammunition, one of the coolest was an ordinary tire iron that fired a .22magnum.


3 posted on 05/22/2012 3:41:57 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: carriage_hill

CA already wants all toys to be clear to show the workings.

Well then somebody will make clear ammunition. Clear plastic cases, bullets made of clear super hard urethanes. Powder may be a problem but neccesity is the mother of invention.

I would say its possible to extrude a clear propellant eventually. Or maybe its already been done...


4 posted on 05/22/2012 3:45:46 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: carriage_hill

Water gun modified? No, not really. No more then putting a gun inside a paper bag modifies the paper bag into a gun.


5 posted on 05/22/2012 3:48:02 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Eye of Unk

I don’t doubt it; as you said, “neccesity is the mother of invention”, and it most likely will happen. And probably someday sooner than later.


6 posted on 05/22/2012 3:48:25 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Eye of Unk

It has been said that one night, when all were asleep, G*d picked up the east coast of America by Florida and Cape Cod, tilted the nation, and all the nuts, fruits and flakes rolled down to California.

I can find no other reason for California so regularly embracing the “Overtly Unreal” as truth.

As Scrooge would have said of California - “BAH! Humbuggery!”


7 posted on 05/22/2012 3:51:13 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: SampleMan

There’s a local TV news film clip at the Fox News link, but other than a metal barrel, it doesn’t give much info on how he did it. Obviously, they don’t want that released, but I’m sure “it’s already out there” on how to do it.

Seems to me that it’s take a lot more metal parts than just a barrel, wouldn’t it?


8 posted on 05/22/2012 3:52:10 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: SampleMan
Water gun modified? No, not really. No more then putting a gun inside a paper bag modifies the paper bag into a gun.
Exactly. It was a plastic casing around some kind of a zip gun for disguise. Are reporters really as stupid as bags of hammers, or are they just required to pretend to be?
9 posted on 05/22/2012 3:52:43 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: carriage_hill

His biggest mistake was using a toy that looked like a gun.
It’s just as easy to make a firearm out of a Barbie doll, or Nerf football, it doesn’t matter what you use to conceal it.
In my youth, I (knew) kids that routinely made weapons out of car antennas or plumbing parts that were multiple use “guns”. It so simple, anyone but The Kenyan could do it.


10 posted on 05/22/2012 3:52:57 AM PDT by Fireone (Liberals are just overschooled, undereducated, adult children. (did I mention FUBO?))
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To: carriage_hill

I work with composites, and I can say its not difficult to make a shotgun shell out of a clear polymer, it may be a one shot affair and not re-loadable. Every angle and dimension can be duplicated. The primer would be an issue...for now.

And the slug can be a solid chunk of leaded glass for weight with a polymer shell or jacket so it will rifle or be rifled.

Now doing the same to a cartridge would be more demanding because then you lose all semblance of ballistics.


11 posted on 05/22/2012 3:54:56 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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>>Are reporters really as stupid as bags of hammers, or are they just required to pretend to be?

Yes on the first, from what I can tell. Chrissy Matthews was just on Jeopardy, and boy did he ever stink it up.

I really think this is a true guide being used in the field, and not a joke:


12 posted on 05/22/2012 4:00:40 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: carriage_hill

Get rid of the restrictions and this wouldn’t be a problem.


13 posted on 05/22/2012 4:02:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Fireone

I’ve heard of people that turned ordinary kitchen knives into weapons. What will they think of next?


14 posted on 05/22/2012 4:02:28 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Fireone

As kids in the 50s, we used to take Mom’s pinchy clothespins, reverse one of the wood pieces thru the spring, and we could shoot “barnburner” matches 15-20ft, but that’s all I learned how to do. Our sisters would have kicked the crap out of us had we tried to steal their Barbie Dolls and “modify” them. LOL!


15 posted on 05/22/2012 4:04:06 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

Zip guns are pretty simple. There is no action per se just the pipe barrel and something to function as a firing pin.


16 posted on 05/22/2012 4:05:59 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: carriage_hill; lightman; SF_Redux

Ping to squirt-shotgun conversion.


17 posted on 05/22/2012 4:08:27 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Police find “anti tank gun” in mans apartment. (sounds like an inert launcher tube to me)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2886441/posts


18 posted on 05/22/2012 4:08:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

My first thought was that it was just a cleverly painted PVC WD40 or hairspray propellant spud gun.

Speaking of such any guess when THOSE will be declared illegal?

Actually I could make one heck of a grenade gun with some thick wall PVC, not the thin schedule 40, sc80 or such. Combine with some workings from say a butane powered framing hammer, a rotary carousel from a kitchen cabinet and I have a resistance style streetsweeper that can fire ammonia/bleach filled ping pong balls.

The problem the more they clamp down the more pressure builds against tyranny. granted its wrong to use a disguised weapon at the wrong time but what about when its needed at the RIGHT time?


19 posted on 05/22/2012 4:20:31 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: carriage_hill

Is it safe?


20 posted on 05/22/2012 4:25:28 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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