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Anti-tank grenade launcher turns up at Seattle gun buyback event (and impromptu gun show occurs)
The Seattle Times ^ | January 26, 2013 | Nick Provenza

Posted on 01/26/2013 3:58:02 PM PST by Junior_G

A lot of guns showed up at the city of Seattle’s gun buyback event today, but it’s not likely anyone was prepared for the Russian-made anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher that someone turned in...

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.seattletimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: banglist; seattle; turnin
This is the "City of Seattle will destroy your gun evidence for free, no questions asked" gun buyback event. My favorite is this line from the end of the article:

"...and there was a steady business on the street by people buying guns from those standing in line, even before they had a chance to exchange their guns for a gift certificate."

1 posted on 01/26/2013 3:58:08 PM PST by Junior_G
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To: Junior_G

That last line in your post is awesome


2 posted on 01/26/2013 4:01:11 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Junior_G

Another inert training tube. They are shelf candy and nothing more. you can pick them up on the internet for a few hundred bucks.


3 posted on 01/26/2013 4:01:42 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Junior_G
"...and there was a steady business on the street by people buying guns from those standing in line, even before they had a chance to exchange their guns for a gift certificate."

God bless America.

4 posted on 01/26/2013 4:03:12 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Junior_G

My father was a Howitzer gunner and had a LARGE spent shell which my mom used to hold dried flowers and stuff.. OMG!!! LOL


5 posted on 01/26/2013 4:04:25 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Junior_G

Brilliant!

What better place to buy firearms at a good price than at a gun buyback event?


6 posted on 01/26/2013 4:05:54 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I once made a 25 lb practice bomb into a weathervane. Looked cute. The thing was pretty much all iron with a nose cavity for a smoke shell.


7 posted on 01/26/2013 4:06:48 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
The stamping plant I worked for in Detroit used to make munitions during WW-II and there were a number of shell casings lying around in the closed areas of the plant.

In retrospect, I wish I had picked them up due to the cost of brass today

8 posted on 01/26/2013 4:11:58 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Junior_G

Capitalism works.


9 posted on 01/26/2013 4:42:45 PM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: mnehring

Nikes for pipes. What a deal. Maybe next time I’ll take some cut up aluminum conduit and claim it as an anti-aircraft rocket launcher for a $100 wally world card. Nice club. I guess.


10 posted on 01/26/2013 5:00:43 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I live next to Fort Knox Ky and all over town you can find empty casings from tank rounds. Lots of people around here used them for driveway markers and a few shops around town use them for door stops and ashtrays.


11 posted on 01/26/2013 5:08:34 PM PST by cquiggy
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To: SandyInSeattle
“...What better place to buy firearms at a good price than at a gun buyback event?...”

Well, I would hesitate for two reasons. First possession of stolen goods is not a nice thing to be charged with. Second, if the firearm had been used in a crime and they were disposing of it on a no questions asked basis, I would hate to find out in some police station that a firearm I had, was previously used in some serious crime and be asked if I had a good alibie as to where I was when the crime was committed.

But that is just me. These things may not bother you or the folks purchasing from those in line.

12 posted on 01/26/2013 5:14:39 PM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Junior_G
Well, Mr. Nick Provenza of the Seattle Times — it is not an anti-tank rocket launcher in your picture. That's the fired launch tube from a FIM-92 “Stinger” man portable surface to air missile system. It's about as dangerous as a piece of plastic drain pipe.
13 posted on 01/26/2013 5:25:52 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Junior_G
An RPG, LAW or Panzerfaust trumps a shotgun where 20' crocodiles are concerned.
14 posted on 01/26/2013 6:17:51 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice

Of course, it does not help if you fire the shotgun wildly into the air.


15 posted on 01/26/2013 8:59:29 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: MasterGunner01

Several things. It is Seattle and the Seattle Times. What did you expect, honest reporting, knowledgeable reporting, or accuracy?

The only thing the media knows about in Seattle is the difference between warm Brie and Limburger.

Other than that, the news is a crapshoot for accuracy, honesty, knowledge and other minor related issues.


16 posted on 01/26/2013 11:44:26 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: mnehring

Did you notice that the Seattle cop looks exactly like DAVID “THE RED” AXELROD?

Is he moonlighting in the drug-capital of America?


17 posted on 01/26/2013 11:45:53 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: cquiggy
Greetings neighbor. I'm down in E-Town and I see old tank casings at auctions and yard sales all the time.

It's real exciting hen you find one that's still live. ;-)

18 posted on 01/26/2013 11:51:22 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Molon Labe!)
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To: Robert357

Actually, you bring up some very good points that I hadn’t thought of.

I had to laugh this morning when I saw the follow-up to the missile launcher story... all the excited tweets from the mayor and pictures posing with the thing... and it wasn’t even turned in. It was bought by another guy at the event. The police looked it over to make sure it was safe and GAVE IT BACK.


19 posted on 01/27/2013 8:58:41 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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