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Army, Police To Trace Status Of Missile Launcher At Gun Buyback
KOMOnews.com ^ | 28 January 2013

Posted on 01/28/2013 1:21:08 PM PST by zeestephen

Seattle - The item, a single-use device that had already been used, is a launch tube assembly for a Stinger portable surface-to-air missile.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; seattle

1 posted on 01/28/2013 1:21:20 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Buy Back is BS as they never owned them to buy them back.But this is an excellent reason to stay away from any state sponsored gun prgm


2 posted on 01/28/2013 1:26:10 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: zeestephen

My best guess is that it will lead back to where they were tested. Have pictures of some tests from my son.....circa 1990.


3 posted on 01/28/2013 1:28:54 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

https://www.buymilsurp.com/us-xm41e2-redeye...ert-p-7720.html

Old Redeye launcher.


4 posted on 01/28/2013 1:39:35 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: zeestephen

Dont they advertise these buy-back events as “no questions asked”? Offering those who turn in weapons that have been used in deadly crimes the opportunity to get away wituout being caught?


5 posted on 01/28/2013 1:42:54 PM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: Real Cynic No More

This was not “bought back” but sold separately.

It’s a legally purchased Redeye launcher and it will likely be returned.


6 posted on 01/28/2013 1:46:18 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: zeestephen

It’s newsworthy, sure, but the REAL reason the guv and media is so sensitive to this now is their awareness that a little less than 22 THOUSAND of those are floating around the black market.

AND THAT OUR GUV HAD A HAND IN IT.

And that now that that op is a huge GF they have no reliable way of knowing that these suckers aren’t lurking around the end of the runways of Boston-Logan, and Vegas, and Kennedy, and O-Hare.

Most of them are in Syria and Sinai, but over the long-run it’s unlikely that at least a couple will not find their way into CONUS.


7 posted on 01/28/2013 1:50:09 PM PST by gaijin
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They quit making the Redeye in 1969.

As a legal inert Milsurp purchase, that launcher is at least 44 years old.


8 posted on 01/28/2013 2:01:10 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

The missile was still deployed at least through 1982 when it began to be replaced by the Stinger MANPAD.


9 posted on 01/28/2013 2:11:41 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: T-Bird45

Yep, they made 85 thousand from about 1968 to 1969 and then stopped. Any Redeye launcher is at least that old.

They began to withdraw them from service in 1982.

They lingered for quite awhile, though.

There are probably still a few out there in use in the 3rd world.

The U.S. military made the ones left in stock inert and auctioned them off.


10 posted on 01/28/2013 2:21:15 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

My post was misleading; I was referring to MANPADS in general, and not to the Red Eye, specifically.

Your post was correct.


11 posted on 01/28/2013 2:30:04 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Real Cynic No More

Dont they advertise these buy-back events as “no questions asked”
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They must have had their fingers crossed when that statement was made. <:

Oh, is your cynicism showing with that ‘tag line’?

or is that cynicanticynicynicism ?


12 posted on 01/28/2013 2:35:44 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: gaijin

TWA 800 comes to mind, but that’s another discussion.


13 posted on 01/28/2013 2:39:34 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: zeestephen
However, police confiscated the weapon because it is considered a controlled military item, Jamieson said.

Weapon? Without the missile it's basically a real fancy whiffle ball bat.

14 posted on 01/28/2013 2:55:18 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: ltc8k6

Yep .... Good eye !


15 posted on 01/28/2013 3:43:39 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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