Skip to comments.Seized gun poses puzzle
Posted on 02/01/2009 7:21:00 AM PST by marktwain
A submachine-gun seized during a gang house raid in Winnipeg's North End last week is unlike anything a police firearms expert has seen locally before.
What makes the gun so unique -- and troubling, police say -- is the way it was cobbled together.
"It looks like a hybrid or amalgam of gun parts," said police Det. Const. Rob Duttchen, a member of the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team.
Possibly homemade, the submachine-gun and five sawed-off shotguns, along with ammunition, were seized at a house in the 400-block of Manitoba Avenue on Jan. 7, police said.
Three males, aged 17, 27 and 28, are facing almost 120 charges.
Two of the shotguns were stolen during a break-and-enter in the District 6 area, Duttchen said.
The submachine-gun was loaded when it was found, said police spokesman Const. Jason Michalyshen.
It has parts consistent with those of a Second World War-era Sten and M-16 assault rifle, said Duttchen.
A certain level of expertise and knowledge would be required to make such a gun, he said.
Duttchen said the gun will be sent to a lab in Ottawa for examination as part of an investigation into its origin.
Police showed the firearms to reporters yesterday, along with an assortment of drugs and a 9-mm handgun seized during a separate bust Saturday afternoon in the 800-block of McCalman Avenue.
"We've got a significant amount of firepower here," Michalyshen said.
The handgun was loaded at the time of the bust, he said.
Two of the more unusual items were hollowed-out books used to hide about $9,000 in cash, police said.
Officers also seized 31.5 ounces of cocaine, 17 ounces of marijuana, eight Percocet tablets, two grams of hashish oil and 3.2 ounces of the cutting agent benzocaine.
Police said the drugs allegedly belonged to a mid-level dealer.
Police said Marc William McIntosh, 29, is facing several drug- and weapon-related charges. He is in custody.
That right there is the work of someone who has spent time in the Western Frontier of Pakistan.
IIRC, during the Second World War the Brits, who had production bottleneck problems, airdropped a set of dies to the Danish resistance so that they could make their own Sten guns in a toy factory they had access to.
If your assumption is that no one knows how to do anything, in a rubber room liberal world it all makes sense.
I suspect we will be seeing more stories like this one in the USA sooner than later.
“I suspect we will be seeing more stories like this one in the USA sooner than later.”
"Police are concerned that it is an amalgam of parts" Stens have always been home made frankenstein type things.
That said, these were obviously bad guys.
Psst Joe. Is it to late to get that fag Frank to put one of those National Weapons Enforcement Support Teams in the Bill for us?
“If your assumption is that no one knows how to do anything, in a rubber room liberal world it all makes sense.”
An intelligent woman I know was amazed that I knew how to adjust an alternator belt on a car!
A large number of urban people’s idea of how to fix something is to call a repairman. They have not the slightest idea of how plumbing, carpentry, or electrical systems work!
I do know how all those things work. The vehicles I leave to others because I’m more likely to do more damage than correct a problem. “A man has got to know his limitations”
Good! I am glad that you are capable. I did not accuse you of anything less.
Do you know people that fit the description that I gave?
The problem I always had was asking the operators why I was there to fix their machine. No matter who I talked to, I always was given this vague stupid answer.
It became a power trip for the operators. I wanted to know what the symptoms were and they couldn’t or wouldn’t give me a straight answer. As long as the machine was down, they were given free time and anything they did to impede progress helped them.
No, its not. It is only a passing resemblance. The details are quite different.
I hope the politicians stay up late at night wondering just how many homemade guns there are out there and I hope you all start making a few for yourselves. The realization of that HOPE could lead to real CHANGE for the better in this country.
Why do you think so? The grip is wrong. The shape of the receiver is wrong. The trigger and trigger guard are wrong
Like use a file and drill press ... Of course in relation to guns, we have been told this for ages, you can’t build modern guns with hand tools, so who needs modern. What do you think they used back in the late 1800s? 1911, get it ... Sheeze the stupidity.
It is amazing, but plenty of the people you describe live on my block. I rebuilt our house a few years ago, kitchen from scratch, replaced all windows, doors, light fixtures and my garage looks like a shop. I keep the garage door closed so as to not let the band-saw scare the neighborhood.
It really is frightening what nightclubbing has done to entire generations of Americans.