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  • San Francisco Buyback Celebrates Taking Guns, ‘Bazooka’ Off Streets

    12/20/2017 10:30:22 AM PST · by Simon Green · 10 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 12/18/17 | Tom Knighton
    Last week, we reported on a gun buyback program in San Francisco that was offering cash for guns, rather than the gift cards that are so often handed out. Over the weekend, the buyback took place, netting 271 guns, as well as a few other items. “We got everything that you can name that could destroy a whole universe, and we get rid of them within hours,” said Rudy Corpuz Jr. with United Playaz, a community group that helped organize the buyback with police. There were no questions asked. People were given $100 for a handgun and $200 for assault...
  • Bazooka handed in at San Francisco gun buyback event

    12/17/2017 8:25:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 69 replies
    abc7news.com ^ | Dec. 16, 2017
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- People gave up 271 guns during a weapons buyback in San Francisco Saturday. The buyback was held on Howard Street in the South of Market Area when police showed off this military-grade bazooka. Officers also collected handguns, shotguns, and high-powered rifles. A community leader believes San Francisco took a big step toward being less violent with the event.
  • Man Charged Over Rocket Launcher Snowman in Londonderry

    12/08/2017 3:53:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/4
    A 29-year-old man has been charged after a snowman holding a rocket launcher was painted on the window of a republican support group's office in Londonderry. The image included the message: "Wishing you an Explosive Christmas." It appeared at the office of the Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association in Chamberlain Street. The man has been charged with two counts of permitting display of anything provocative.
  • The M-9 Bazooka Blew Things Up Real Good

    03/13/2015 8:57:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 12, 2015 | Paul Richard Huard
    In 1945, Wilbur “Bill” Brunger was an engineer with the U.S. Army, and it was his job to break things. Namely, three underpasses on the Autobahn near Dortmund, Germany. He had to break the underpasses, so the rubble would block the road from any attacking enemy vehicles. But as Brunger and a squad of soldiers attempted to take control of the underpasses, they spotted German armored half-tracks coming their way. Fortunately, he had the right tool for the job at hand—an M-9 Recoilless Rocket Launcher—better known as a “bazooka.” Brunger fired a round at one of the half-tracks.
  • Teen finds WWII-era bazooka rocket, brings it to local authorities on his moped

    05/27/2014 7:11:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 27, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Teen finds WWII-era bazooka rocket, brings it to local authorities on his moped A 16-year-old boy in Austria was at Wallersee, a large lake approximately 10 miles from the city of Salzburg, when he came across something peculiar – an old, rusted object. He picked it up, threw the item in his backpack, and then headed off on his moped to find some police officers. If he knew what he was carrying, however, he wouldn’t have been quite so cavalier. As the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reports, it was a World War II-era anti-tank missile. The BBC, pointing to a...
  • Rifles, Bazookas, Avoidance of Weapon Imagery and "Civility"

    02/08/2011 8:18:06 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 17 replies
    Glen Beck radio, during news segment | Feb 8, 2011 | by Lazamataz
    I just heard this on the news segment between Glen Beck's broadcasts, so it is otherwise unsubstantiated and probably has minor transcription errors. However, a politician that I did not catch the name of, was talking about some proposal that Obama made. I do not remember what the proposal was. I only remember the violent weapons imagery and the subsequent lack of 'civility'. The pol was quoted stating "The President's proposal, it's not like a bazooka.... it's more precise and focused, more like a rifle." When I heard this, I immediately realized that the Demoncrats are almost taunting us. Sarah...
  • Bazooka Co-Inventor Passes Away

    05/14/2010 8:00:59 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 25 replies · 963+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 5-14-09 | AP
    <p>OXFORD, Maryland — Edward Uhl, who helped invent the bazooka during World War II and later led the aerospace company Fairchild Industries Inc., has died. He was 92.</p>
  • CBS2 Exclusive: Feds Seize Rocket Launcher In N.J.

    07/20/2007 9:20:06 AM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 307 replies · 17,254+ views
    WCBS-TV ^ | 07/20/07 | Scott Weinberger
    (CBS) JERSEY CITY A Jersey City woman made a shocking discovery on her lawn this morning when she noticed a military rocket launcher lying in the grass. Niranjana Besai was leaving her house at 88 Nelson Street, to go to work at just after 8 a.m. when she saw the launcher on her front lawn. She immediately called police. Besai's neighbor, Joe Quinn saw her pointing at the equipment from her front porch. When he walked over to the six-foot-long weapon, he was just as shocked. “It looked like a bazooka,” he told CBS 2 News. Quinn tells CBS 2...
  • Japanese develop chewing gum that can 'enhance breasts'

    03/18/2005 8:08:53 AM PST · by tear_down_this_wall · 30 replies · 1,316+ views
    A chewing gum which the makers say can help enhance the size, shape and tone of the breasts has proved to be a big hit in Japan. B2Up says its Bust-Up gum, when chewed three or four times a day, can also help improve circulation, reduce stress and fight ageing.