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Police recover guns, 160 rounds of live ammo from Gresham trash can
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 14 may 2014

Posted on 05/14/2014 5:06:51 AM PDT by rellimpank

Chicago Police found two guns and more than 160 rounds of live ammunition hidden in a Gresham neighborhood garbage can Tuesday on the South Side. Tactical officers patrolling the Gresham District were flagged down by a person who told them the firearms were stashed in a trash can in a nearby alleyway, according to a police statement. The officers found a rifle, shotgun, scope and the rounds of ammunition inside a plastic trash bag, police said. “This is an important example of how members of the commu

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago; rkba
--crime crushed in Chi-town---(sarc)
1 posted on 05/14/2014 5:06:52 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

Whoever threw away perfectly good ammunition during this time of shortage and hardship should be HUNG!


2 posted on 05/14/2014 5:09:14 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo
OMG! Horrors of horros! It's .22LR ammuniont to boot! Do you know how hard it is to find .22 these days?!?


3 posted on 05/14/2014 5:11:17 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: rellimpank

This wouldn’t even make the coffee shop talk here. I guess the Chicago police and administration need to brag about something even if it means making much about nothing.


4 posted on 05/14/2014 5:12:17 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Yo-Yo
I see what you did there.
Don't waste precious ammo on shooting him.

5 posted on 05/14/2014 5:12:17 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Yo-Yo
(I got so worked up I can't even spull correctly...)
6 posted on 05/14/2014 5:12:51 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: rellimpank
"more than 160 rounds of live ammunition hidden in a Gresham neighborhood garbage can"

wOW, that's a whole half hour's worth at the shooting range.

7 posted on 05/14/2014 5:13:41 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Yo-Yo
Hanged.

Hung implies a genetic 'gift'.

8 posted on 05/14/2014 5:14:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Yo-Yo

Makes me wonder if this was a temporary holding point for a sale to someone in the “pharmaceutical trade”. Fingerprints might tell an interesting story.


9 posted on 05/14/2014 5:17:09 AM PDT by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: rellimpank
Police found two guns and more than 160 rounds of live ammunition hidden in a Gresham neighborhood garbage can Tuesday on the South Side

OMG THE WORLD WILL END!!!! Two guns and 160 live rounds

10 posted on 05/14/2014 5:18:01 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: circlecity

Isn’t “live” ammo the same thing as “ammo”?

Once you use a bullet its really not ammunition anymore. I guess modifying it with the word live makes it sound more scary.... as if its a bomb ready to explode.


11 posted on 05/14/2014 5:19:04 AM PDT by bigtoona
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To: rellimpank

Looks like someone just tossed an old shotgun/22 rifle they didn’t want anymore. Likely some old woman that didn’t want it in the closet after her husband died.

You would be surprised what some people toss in the trash.

When I was young I worked for a guy that did hauling jobs, back before anyone ever heard of ‘garage sales.’

I found a a 45-70 Sharps rifle, several brand new BB guns, gold and diamond jewelry, all kinds of stuff that people paid to have hauled away.


12 posted on 05/14/2014 5:31:27 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: rellimpank
Now wait a minute...
This would mean that someone *gasp* did not follow the law regarding registration of firearms and background checks.
13 posted on 05/14/2014 5:32:34 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: rellimpank

If I have 160 rounds of ammo... I am pretty much out of ammo.


14 posted on 05/14/2014 5:32:59 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: Yo-Yo

Jeez... my 11 year old nephew has 160 rounds of 22lr scattered around his bedroom under the bed, in the dresser, in his pants pockets on the floor....

I could probably scrounge around in my truck and find 100 rounds...


15 posted on 05/14/2014 5:35:47 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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Put it on Gunbroker. The city of Chicago cold probably get $30 bucks for it.


16 posted on 05/14/2014 5:41:18 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Will America survive another 922 days of this?)
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To: Yo-Yo
Whoever threw away perfectly good ammunition during this time of shortage and hardship should be HUNG!

It's twue, it's twue!

17 posted on 05/14/2014 5:48:06 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: rellimpank

Neighbors found guns and ammo and called the cops? Whatever happened to take, hide and shut up?

Or maybe they thought they were “bait” guns (you know, like a bait car), setting them up for an illegal possession of firearms charge...


18 posted on 05/14/2014 6:03:26 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: envisio

Don’t ever drive near Mexico...


19 posted on 05/14/2014 6:03:51 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: bigtoona
Isn’t “live” ammo the same thing as “ammo”?

Yes, but using the term "live ammo" is much more dramatic. It makes the stuff sound so much more menacing. The idiot news media do whatever they can to make the people fearful of anything to do with guns.

20 posted on 05/14/2014 6:09:23 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: rellimpank

It looks like an old exposed hammer shotgun, which would make it very questionable to shoot because of its age. The other appears to be a Marlin 70P .22.


21 posted on 05/14/2014 6:15:00 AM PDT by MCF (If my home can't be my Castle, then it will be my Alamo.)
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To: envisio
160 rounds? Grin, I've got more than that in my night stand. Though admittedly it is nothing as rare as 22LR. Let's see, what's that on the corner of my desk here as I type this? A box of 250 rounds of Remington/UMC 9mm. What's that on the shelf beside my desk? A sealed tin of 500 rounds of .223...

160 rounds, yawn... This was probably a drop/holding point for someone that didn't want to get caught with it between crimes, or something that simply got thrown out by someone that didn't care about it. Either way, not exactly the police recovery of the year.

22 posted on 05/14/2014 6:22:36 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

160 rounds will not fill all of my GI 20 round magazines.....


23 posted on 05/14/2014 6:38:30 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: Lazamataz

So he should be hung well, not well hung?


24 posted on 05/14/2014 6:38:57 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo

Tactical officers patrolling


“Tactical officers” sheesh. What a country we live in.

I guess that is a far cry from Peace Officers.

In my youth, I can remember reading how to properly dispose of ammunition, hose it down with wd40 and throw it away.


25 posted on 05/14/2014 6:54:07 AM PDT by Geoffrey
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To: Geoffrey

I can’t help but think, throwing away ammo is improper.


26 posted on 05/14/2014 7:40:26 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: rellimpank

And a Scope.... let’s us not forget the Scope.

It might just kill someone; it’s SO-O-O-O-O deadly.


27 posted on 05/14/2014 8:35:03 AM PDT by BFM (CLINTON is and always will be a rapist. Never forget!)
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To: rellimpank
EVERYONE REMAIN CALM.

Grief counselors are on the way.

28 posted on 05/14/2014 10:24:29 AM PDT by SIDENET
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To: rellimpank

It’s like they think they’ve disarmed the Wehrmacht.


29 posted on 05/14/2014 11:37:35 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Blennos; All

Isn’t “live” ammo the same thing as “ammo”?

There is “dead” ammo, as in dummy rounds, inert, or duds.

So “live” ammo has some application.


30 posted on 05/15/2014 5:14:00 AM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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