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The Secret Online Weapons Store Thatíll Sell Anyone Anything
Gizmodo ^ | 07/19/12 | Sam Biddle

Posted on 07/19/2012 8:40:10 PM PDT by mkleesma

The Bushmaster M4 is a 3-foot rifle capable of firing thirty 5.56×45mm NATO rounds, and used by spec ops forces throughout Afghanistan. It's a serious weapon. But in the Internet's darkest black market, it's all yours. Who needs a background check? Nobody. The Armory began as an offshoot of The Silk Road, notable as the Internet's foremost open drug bazaar, where anything from heroin and meth to Vicodin and pot can be picked out and purchased like a criminal Amazon.com. It's virtually impossible to trace, and entirely anonymous. But apparently guns were a little too hot for The Silk Road's admins, who broke the site off from the main narcotics carnival. Now guns, ammo, explosives, and more have their own shadowy home online, far from the piles of Dutch coke and American meth. But the same rules apply: with nothing more than money and a little online savoir faire, you can buy extremely powerful, deadly weapons—Glocks, Berettas, PPKs, AK-47s, Bushmaster rifles, even a grenade—in secret, shipped anywhere in the world.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: online; weapons
Amazing.
1 posted on 07/19/2012 8:40:22 PM PDT by mkleesma
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To: mkleesma

Nuclear cannon on back order. Darn. /s


2 posted on 07/19/2012 8:46:40 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: mkleesma
Makes me feel like some rat who is happily trotting along and suddenly there is a great piece of cheese just sitting there next to that funny looking metal bar. Anything too good to be true usually.....
3 posted on 07/19/2012 8:51:46 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: mkleesma

4 posted on 07/19/2012 8:54:05 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: dog breath

SPOT ON!!!!!


5 posted on 07/19/2012 8:55:22 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: dog breath

Not necessarily - they use TOR, or ‘onion routing’, and are completely anonymous.

Learn about it at https://www.torproject.org/


6 posted on 07/19/2012 9:00:26 PM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: dog breath

Probably run out of the DOJ’s basement in DC.


7 posted on 07/19/2012 9:11:02 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: mkleesma

I have enough weapons but I really enjoyed the site and the the TOR onion routing also, very interesting stuff. Thanks for the post.


8 posted on 07/19/2012 9:12:30 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: mkleesma

Loose lips...


9 posted on 07/19/2012 9:12:40 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Damned if I do, Damned if I don't. Damn it, I will!)
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To: mkleesma

The leftist slant...unwarranted handwringing and all that aside....this marketplace isn’t much of a threat to anyone. I mean it’s not going to exponentially increase illegal gun activity because if they highlighted the fact that they’re charging $2500 for a Glock handgun or $3000 for an M4 rifle there aren’t hardly any gangbangers and inner city groups who can really afford that cost.

In the end the lefty who wrote the article should be more worried about the illegal guntrading and gunrunning done by governments instead of the smaller amounts done by private criminals.


10 posted on 07/19/2012 9:13:11 PM PDT by brent13a (Glenn Beck is an a$$hat.)
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To: mkleesma
you can buy extremely powerful, deadly weapons—... PPKs,

.380 COLT APC ... same round used by the geezer to shoot aspiring armed robber Duwayne Henderson in the butt, twice.

11 posted on 07/19/2012 9:18:11 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Literals will believe anything.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

“Nuclear cannon on back order. Darn. /s”

I ordered the 40-watt plasma rifle and Gen 3 phaser. No Amazon points, though.


12 posted on 07/19/2012 9:19:57 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: mkleesma

Time to get a few W 88’s there and deliver to Iran the right way.


13 posted on 07/19/2012 9:24:24 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("The writing is on the wall - Unions are screwed. reformist2 10:04 PM #27")
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To: The Duke

“Probably run out of the DOJ’s basement in DC.”

Free shipping to Mexico!


14 posted on 07/19/2012 9:38:30 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: mkleesma

Big Sis, or should that be Big Fat Sis, will be shutting this one down soon.


15 posted on 07/19/2012 9:44:26 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: ClearCase_guy

FPS Russia (Kyle Myers) Rules


16 posted on 07/19/2012 9:55:17 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mkleesma
I wonder if they offer volume discounts?
17 posted on 07/19/2012 9:57:05 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Dragons don't have friends. The nearest they can get to the idea is an enemy who is still alive.)
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To: mkleesma

Piffle. I can walk into any local gunstore and order a Bushmaster. Or most of the other firearms mentioned. And for much more reasonable prices. Of course it’s not secret...


18 posted on 07/19/2012 10:06:30 PM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: mkleesma

What are they charging for an M2 Bradley?


19 posted on 07/19/2012 10:09:24 PM PDT by AlienCrossfirePlayer (Photo IDs prevent voter fraud.)
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To: mkleesma

THE ARMORY HUH? Sounds like a felony conviction waiting to happen.


20 posted on 07/19/2012 10:12:08 PM PDT by RC one (this space intentionally left blank)
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To: brent13a

What most leftist dont realize is that someone with some decent machining skills could easily obtain plans for the Thompson, Sten, grease gun, set up a parts shop and build a couple hundred guns WITHOUT SERIAL numbers.


21 posted on 07/19/2012 10:12:59 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: mkleesma

This all sounds good. I’m ready.


22 posted on 07/19/2012 10:17:36 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: taxcontrol
What most leftist dont realize is that someone with some decent machining skills could easily obtain plans for the Thompson, Sten, grease gun, set up a parts shop and build a couple hundred guns WITHOUT SERIAL numbers.
That would require thinking outside of their normal parameters so that realization will never happen.
23 posted on 07/19/2012 10:19:22 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: VietVet
Piffle. I can walk into any local gunstore and order a Bushmaster

Where are these gunstores?


24 posted on 07/19/2012 10:24:23 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Literals will believe anything.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

“Time to get a few W 88’s there and deliver to Iran the right way.”

Go big or go home! There is no way that the Russians built only one Tsar Bomba.


25 posted on 07/19/2012 10:27:17 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: taxcontrol

No, that is not possible. Not unless the government helps him build it./s


26 posted on 07/19/2012 10:29:20 PM PDT by Ironfocus (O Must Go)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Oooo me like. What is that beautiful piece of machinery?


27 posted on 07/19/2012 10:41:48 PM PDT by farlander (Fiat Justitia, Ruat Caelum. Sic Semper Tyrannis!)
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To: mkleesma
Amazing that anyone would fall for the BS in the article and the supposed gun market. Since when do special forces OPS in Afghanistan carry the semi-auto version of the M4 that is shown as for sale by the author? And what kind of idiot would send close to $3000 to some anonymous person who promises to illegally ship the parts of the gun to you?

Of course anybody who does that probably has all the money they need, since they got their share of the cash that needed to get transferred out of some bank account in Nigeria from the guy whose cousin was the assistant deputy of commerce before he retired.

The whole setup is probably run by the CIA, to catch the crooked and the stupid both.

28 posted on 07/19/2012 10:50:35 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: brent13a

SPOT ON. This is just stupid liberal panic.

Any criminal looking to shoot someone up isn’t going to put 3-4k in escrow on the internet through some stuff that is probably too complicated for illiterate folks, assuming they *have* that kind of money. No, they will do what they have always done. I mean, these guns are going for 5x what you would pay at a gun shop.

If you need illegal guns it would be WAY cheaper to go to Eric Holder’s house.


29 posted on 07/19/2012 10:55:02 PM PDT by jack_napier (Bob? Gun.)
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To: taxcontrol
I've thought that very same thought. From a mechanical standpoint, a firearm and its ammunition are a simple piece of machinery to reproduce, especially if you have a mechanical/machine building background. Things that make you go “Hmmm”.
30 posted on 07/19/2012 10:59:00 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: farlander

An M242 Bushmaster chain gun, I believe.


31 posted on 07/20/2012 12:00:54 AM PDT by Flatus I. Maximus (OVERTHROW OBAMA!)
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To: mkleesma

No thanks. I’ll wait for ATF and Holder’s army to have another F&F gun sale.

As I understand it, Holder’s last Walkathon resulted in some great deals, especially if to took delivery in bulk.


32 posted on 07/20/2012 12:06:58 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: mkleesma
"TOR"

Isn't that what the Nips used in Dec 1941?

33 posted on 07/20/2012 12:54:38 AM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: taxcontrol

I already have the machinist prints for the MkII STEN Gun & magazine the weapon is literally a few springs, sheet metal,exhaust pipe. The one part that requires any machinist skills to make is the bolt & anybody with community college shop classes could handle that.


34 posted on 07/20/2012 1:05:03 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: mkleesma
...they use TOR, or ‘onion routing’, and are completely anonymous.

Bwahahaha...


35 posted on 07/20/2012 1:54:44 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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