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Police: Man caught with Mac 11 machine pistol after South Loop robbery
Chicago Tribune ^ | Peter Nickeas

Posted on 12/14/2012 5:06:29 AM PST by rellimpank

Police caught a robbery suspect with a Mac 11 machine pistol in the South Loop neighborhood late Thursday night, authorities said.

The 23-year-old man was arrested in the alley between Wabash and Michigan avenues just south of 18th Street just before midnight.

He was also carrying a small amount of marijuana and the gun had an extended clip that could hold more than 30 rounds, police said.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago; rkba
--golly gosh--a real ,live "machine pistol"--

--yeah, I bet--(sarcastic grin)--

1 posted on 12/14/2012 5:06:35 AM PST by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank
This IS Chicago ... maybe the police planted it on him ...
2 posted on 12/14/2012 5:10:32 AM PST by Ken522
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To: rellimpank

Capable of shooting 1600 rounds a minute.

A 30 round clip won’t last very long.

It’s a spray gun.

Wonder where he stole it from.


3 posted on 12/14/2012 5:12:57 AM PST by Venturer
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To: rellimpank

Uh, a 30 round “clip?” Magazine maybe. I hate “journalists”...


4 posted on 12/14/2012 5:21:43 AM PST by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: rellimpank

Here’s MAC 11
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=320843038
It looks useless unless it’s fully automatic.


5 posted on 12/14/2012 5:22:01 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: rellimpank; Travis McGee
Yes, I know it's a MAC-10:

Just a badass picture.
6 posted on 12/14/2012 5:26:12 AM PST by real saxophonist (Looking for the joke with a microscope)
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To: rellimpank

Not exactly the carry weapon I would want to bet my life on.


7 posted on 12/14/2012 5:27:39 AM PST by pallis
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To: Gen.Blather

—fired about three shots from one of them and that peculiar blowback bounce gave me a sore trigger finger——


8 posted on 12/14/2012 5:30:02 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: Gen.Blather

NOT Automatic, and not useless. It can send bullets out the barrel when you pull the trigger. I seem to remember they originally sold for about $120. The guy who wants almost $600 for it is dreaming.


9 posted on 12/14/2012 5:30:23 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Gen.Blather

—fired about three shots from one of them and that peculiar blowback bounce gave me a sore trigger finger——


10 posted on 12/14/2012 5:31:01 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: rellimpank

11 posted on 12/14/2012 5:31:54 AM PST by ASA Vet (There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don't.)
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To: ASA Vet

Lee Enfield - 303 British


12 posted on 12/14/2012 5:34:09 AM PST by BillM (.)
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To: rellimpank

“clip”??

Idiots!

It’s a MAGAZINE!


13 posted on 12/14/2012 5:39:52 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: BillM

Bingo...


14 posted on 12/14/2012 5:39:53 AM PST by ASA Vet (There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don't.)
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To: Venturer
Capable of shooting 1600 rounds a minute. A 30 round clip won’t last very long. It’s a spray gun. Wonder where he stole it from

Holy crap. I just checked. MINE IS MISSING!

The minigun is still there, though.

15 posted on 12/14/2012 5:55:20 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: rellimpank

How could this happen? Those guns are illegal in Chicago.


16 posted on 12/14/2012 5:58:26 AM PST by tom paine 2
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To: real saxophonist

Mac-11s were great because .380 is subsonic out of the box. Great with a suppressor on full auto. The perp here probably had a semi-auto with no suppressor, though.


17 posted on 12/14/2012 6:04:56 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Venturer

“Capable of shooting 1600 rounds a minute.”

I want to see that 1,600-round magazine in action.


18 posted on 12/14/2012 6:06:45 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Ken522

This is Chicago. They have laws that prevent this sort of thing happening. Therefore it didn’t happen. Optical illusion.


19 posted on 12/14/2012 6:15:40 AM PST by Pecos (Double tap: the only acceptable gun control)
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To: rellimpank

Just another article by a liberal news outlet trying to build a case for an “assault weapons” ban in Illinois. We gun owners in Illinois are in for a rough two years. Good thing I only live 5 miles from the Indiana state line. I could move with minimal disruption to my life


20 posted on 12/14/2012 6:17:15 AM PST by BobinIL
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To: rellimpank

I wonder if it was just a semi or FA. My guess is the former.


21 posted on 12/14/2012 6:24:22 AM PST by GP100
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To: GP100
Clip? Was it a banana clip?

Banana Clip

22 posted on 12/14/2012 6:28:11 AM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: rellimpank

Magazine Clip

23 posted on 12/14/2012 6:34:50 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: umgud

LOL!


24 posted on 12/14/2012 6:49:19 AM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: rellimpank

Grousing over whether it is a clip or a magazine is like remaining insistent that blue jeans must always be called dungarees. These days are filled with issues of much greater import.


25 posted on 12/14/2012 7:08:10 AM PST by lurk
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To: Travis McGee

Coolness. Thank you for responding.


26 posted on 12/14/2012 7:50:57 AM PST by real saxophonist (Looking for the joke with a microscope)
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To: lurk

Not so. A clip and a magazine are two different items. You can load a magazine with a clip, but you can’t load a clip with a magazine.

Only brainwashed dolts confuse the two.


27 posted on 12/14/2012 10:33:06 AM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: lurk

-—exactly—especially after the event of few hours ago—


28 posted on 12/14/2012 11:09:08 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: rellimpank

I bet he has a criminal record, precluding his legal gun ownership, too. Details, details.


29 posted on 12/14/2012 11:09:14 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Travis McGee

Well you see the magazine only hols 30 rounds, but the weapon is capable of 160 RPM, The 30 round clip lasts about 2 seconds.


30 posted on 12/14/2012 11:45:33 AM PST by Venturer
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