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   Gun buyback program turns up the usual items... Glock, Glock, AK-47, Glock, AK-47, Missile Launcher, Gl... wait, what?

28 Jan 2013 04:00 PM   |   10630 clicks   |   TwinCities.com
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Because People in power are Stupid     
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28 Jan 2013 02:15 PM
simplicimus     
So that's where my missile launcher wound up. Wonder if I can get it back?

28 Jan 2013 02:16 PM
TheYeti     

28 Jan 2013 02:19 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
Same thing happened in LA recently

/I think they were selling those things in surplus stores

28 Jan 2013 02:21 PM
Bladel    [TotalFark]  
If we outlaw missile launchers, then only outlaws will launch missiles.

28 Jan 2013 02:21 PM
UberDave    [TotalFark]  

Because People in power are Stupid: (pic of Davy Crockett bomb)



For use in home defense...when your attacker/intruder brings a brigade or two of thugs along.

28 Jan 2013 02:26 PM
The Stealth Hippopotamus    [TotalFark]  

UberDave: For use in home defense...when your attacker/intruder brings a brigade or two of thugs along.


No it's for when the get away car is almost at the end of the street.


zero survivors

28 Jan 2013 02:36 PM
exick    [TotalFark]  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: No it's for when the get away car is almost at the end of the street.


zero survivors


Well that's certainly how I used mine in Liberty City.

28 Jan 2013 02:45 PM
ajgeek    [TotalFark]  
Eh, the device was deployed. It's the gun equivalent of finding a used condom.

28 Jan 2013 02:48 PM
Mr. Coffee Nerves    [TotalFark]  
With a real Russian-made Saiga AK-47 going for almost $2,000 thanks to the derp brigade stirring up "Look behind you! It's Obama with a ACLU-built, Soros-endorsed, Johnny-Depp-kissed gun magnet! Run! Run for your lives...to the gun store and stock up on these amazing bargains for a limited time only!" if these buyback programs really WERE getting AK after AK I think I'd set up a booth myself.

28 Jan 2013 02:58 PM
UberDave    [TotalFark]  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: With a real Russian-made Saiga AK-47 going for almost $2,000 thanks to the derp brigade stirring up "Look behind you! It's Obama with a ACLU-built, Soros-endorsed, Johnny-Depp-kissed gun magnet! Run! Run for your lives...to the gun store and stock up on these amazing bargains for a limited time only!"


Tell me about it.  Some sporting goods stores moved all of their 9mm, 45 ACP, .22, etc. ect. behind the damn counter.  And they are completely out of most of it.  Why in the world is there no .22lr anywhere?!

A buddy of mine from the service used to go out to the range (off-base) all the time when we served.  That was right when the weapons ban and magazine restrictions were implemented.  I don't remember it being anywhere near this crazy.

28 Jan 2013 03:14 PM
I_Am_Weasel    [TotalFark]  
If I had a missile launcher, I'd make somebody pay.

28 Jan 2013 03:38 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: With a real Russian-made Saiga AK-47 going for almost $2,000 thanks to the derp brigade stirring up "Look behind you! It's Obama with a ACLU-built, Soros-endorsed, Johnny-Depp-kissed gun magnet! Run! Run for your lives...to the gun store and stock up on these amazing bargains for a limited time only!" if these buyback programs really WERE getting AK after AK I think I'd set up a booth myself.


I went to Bass Pro this weekend because I wanted to pick up a Henry Golden Boy and there was a jackass at the counter screaming about not being able to get an XM-15 (I think) because they didn't have any in stock.  I don't think there's a gun store in the state of Virginia that has a semiautomatic rifle left, at least not ones that shoot NATO rounds.

28 Jan 2013 03:40 PM
Recoil Therapy    [TotalFark]  

ajgeek: Eh, the device was deployed. It's the gun equivalent of finding a used condom.


Just repeating this as there will be someone who comes along hyperventilating about Stinger missiles out in the general public's hands & how airliners are going to be falling from the skies like snowflakes in Alaska.

It's an empty (& non reloadable) fiberglass tube.  Something somewhat cool to prop up in the corner of an office but nothing to get the vapors over.  $25-50 at most surplus stores (when you can find them) & apparently a very good investment as you can now get a couple hundred for them at these asinine gun 'buy backs'.  I need to see if I can get a pallet of them at the next .gov surplus auction.  I should be able to make enough from them that, even at today's hyper inflated prices, I could convert it to one of those scary looking black rifles & still pocket some money.

28 Jan 2013 03:50 PM
tallguywithglasseson     

UberDave: Why in the world is there no .22lr anywhere?!


People are buying 50 round drum magazines of it to load into their AR-15's for home defense.

28 Jan 2013 03:53 PM
Adolf Oliver Nipples    [TotalFark]  
Wow, an empty, non-reusable tube. The horror. I like how the authorities intimated that it was dangerous. To who? It's only dangerous to the people who sponsored the buy-back and the police who depend upon you to believe everything you hear.

348 pistols and 364 rifles? I wonder how many crimes they just paid for the privilege of leaving open. 3 "street sweepers"? OH NOES! They are such amazing instruments of crime that they haven't been used in any that I can think of, and the possession of which did not result in the arrest of the person carrying an unregistered NFA Destructive Device.

I sure am glad they don't this kind of shiat where I live. I'd like to at least continue to have the illusion that the local police are competent.

28 Jan 2013 03:57 PM
Sgt Otter    [TotalFark]  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Same thing happened in LA recently

/I think they were selling those things in surplus stores


Yep. It's not like the old bazookas that could be reloaded in the field with a new rocket.

It's a one-shot, disposable tube. You fire it, and that's it. Probably a Redeye or a Stinger.

I think the only reloadable rocket launchers (I'm not including grenade launchers) in the U.S. inventory is the Carl Gustav and the M202 FLASH (the boxy quad launcher Arnold used in "Commando"), and only a few Special Ops dudes have those.

28 Jan 2013 04:01 PM
UberDave    [TotalFark]  

tallguywithglasseson: UberDave: Why in the world is there no .22lr anywhere?!

People are buying 50 round drum magazines of it to load into their AR-15's for home defense.



Heh.  Because nothing says home defense like a box of cheap ass sub-sonic Remington squirrel plinkers!

28 Jan 2013 04:04 PM
DeathCipris     
Comment FTA sums it up pretty well.

"A spent launch tube does not classify as a weapon unless you plan on using it as a club."

28 Jan 2013 04:04 PM
bloatboy     

Lsherm: Mr. Coffee Nerves: With a real Russian-made Saiga AK-47 going for almost $2,000 thanks to the derp brigade stirring up "Look behind you! It's Obama with a ACLU-built, Soros-endorsed, Johnny-Depp-kissed gun magnet! Run! Run for your lives...to the gun store and stock up on these amazing bargains for a limited time only!" if these buyback programs really WERE getting AK after AK I think I'd set up a booth myself.

I went to Bass Pro this weekend because I wanted to pick up a Henry Golden Boy and there was a jackass at the counter screaming about not being able to get an XM-15 (I think) because they didn't have any in stock.  I don't think there's a gun store in the state of Virginia that has a semiautomatic rifle left, at least not ones that shoot NATO rounds.


At the local firearms store, pretty much the only thing they weren't out of were customers waving cash shouting, "Shut up and take my money!"

28 Jan 2013 04:05 PM
topcon     
Another month, another Fark story of idiots making a big deal out of one-use launcher tubes, of which you can buy all over the place.

28 Jan 2013 04:05 PM
GanjSmokr     
"Glock, Glock, AK-47, Glock, AK-47..."

The AK-47 is a Glock, silly subby!

28 Jan 2013 04:05 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

UberDave: Why in the world is there no .22lr anywhere?!


My Bass Pro had it.  But once people start panic-buying, they'll just stock up on whatever they think they'll need, and I imagine there are quite a few existing guns out there that can take a .22lr cartridge.

28 Jan 2013 04:07 PM
Ow! That was my feelings!     

UberDave: Why in the world is there no .22lr anywhere?!


Because lots of folks have converted their ARs to shoot .22lr.

28 Jan 2013 04:08 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

tallguywithglasseson: UberDave: Why in the world is there no .22lr anywhere?!

People are buying 50 round drum magazines of it to load into their AR-15's for home defense.


I think you need a conversion kit for that to work.

28 Jan 2013 04:09 PM
BronyMedic     
I think I'm going to go to the local surplus store and buy some trainer/spent LAW tubes. They're only like 15 bucks or so. Then I'm going to wait for the buyback program to happen in Memphis, and turn each of them in for 200 bucks.

That's 185 bucks net profit for each tube. WIN!

28 Jan 2013 04:09 PM
iheartscotch     
You guys seem to not realize that many rocket launchers are only 1 shot weapons and after that, they are about as useful as nipples on a bull.

The other ones, without the ammunition, are just as useful.

/ each round of which requires a permit and a background check

28 Jan 2013 04:10 PM
cranked     
Use of 'wait, what?' in Fark headlines at an all-time low... wait, what?

/I know, welcome to Fa... wait, what?

28 Jan 2013 04:10 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

Ow! That was my feelings!: UberDave: Why in the world is there no .22lr anywhere?!

Because lots of folks have converted their ARs to shoot .22lr.


Makes sense, you'll save a ton on ammo.

28 Jan 2013 04:10 PM
BronyMedic     

Lsherm: I think you need a conversion kit for that to work.


Not really, although it puts some strain on the magazine catch due to the weight. The top of the drum magazines are standard STANAG-shaped.

28 Jan 2013 04:10 PM
It's Me Bender     

I_Am_Weasel: If I had a missile launcher, I'd make somebody pay.


Eh, there's no way you could kill even 1% as many children as Obama has with his missiles.

28 Jan 2013 04:10 PM
tallguywithglasseson     

UberDave: Heh. Because nothing says home defense like a box of cheap ass sub-sonic Remington squirrel plinkers!


Well, there's about an 11 out of 10 chance you're going to be home invaded, so it's important consider things like ammo that's less likely to give you hearing damage when you're Rambo-ing your house.

But, then you'll need a lot of it because said home invaders are likely to proceed even after having seen your AR-15 and taken several rounds of said squirrel plinkers. Also they're on PCP. The home invaders, not the squirrels. So, 50 round drum makes the most sense, when you think about it.

28 Jan 2013 04:11 PM
pute kisses like a man     
The program allowed people to anonymously turn in their weapons for a shopping gift card worth up to $200 -- $100 for each handgun, rifle or shotgun turned in, and $200 for each gun classified as an assault weapon under state law.

so, are there any rifles, shotguns, or handguns under $100? if so, i might have found a problem with this plan

28 Jan 2013 04:11 PM
ha-ha-guy     

Lsherm: UberDave: Why in the world is there no .22lr anywhere?!

My Bass Pro had it.  But once people start panic-buying, they'll just stock up on whatever they think they'll need, and I imagine there are quite a few existing guns out there that can take a .22lr cartridge.


Also there was a decent surge of panic buying after Obama won, plus whatever the Mayan preppers were buying last minute. I don't think the supply chain had quite recovered when Sandy Hook and then Obama's announcements about gun control went down.

I'm suddenly glad I did an organized buy with some people for a couple pallets back in September.

28 Jan 2013 04:12 PM
justtray     

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Wow, an empty, non-reusable tube. The horror. I like how the authorities intimated that it was dangerous. To who? It's only dangerous to the people who sponsored the buy-back and the police who depend upon you to believe everything you hear.

348 pistols and 364 rifles? I wonder how many crimes they just paid for the privilege of leaving open. 3 "street sweepers"? OH NOES! They are such amazing instruments of crime that they haven't been used in any that I can think of, and the possession of which did not result in the arrest of the person carrying an unregistered NFA Destructive Device.

I sure am glad they don't this kind of shiat where I live. I'd like to at least continue to have the illusion that the local police are competent.


But but i thought guns are easy enough to make and if they werent available criminals would just make explosives. Are you now saying that was a total lie? No..... Couldnt be....

28 Jan 2013 04:13 PM
justtray     

It's Me Bender: I_Am_Weasel: If I had a missile launcher, I'd make somebody pay.

Eh, there's no way you could kill even 1% as many children as Obama has with his missiles.


How many children has obama killed?

28 Jan 2013 04:14 PM
justtray     

tallguywithglasseson: UberDave: Heh. Because nothing says home defense like a box of cheap ass sub-sonic Remington squirrel plinkers!

Well, there's about an 11 out of 10 chance you're going to be home invaded, so it's important consider things like ammo that's less likely to give you hearing damage when you're Rambo-ing your house.

But, then you'll need a lot of it because said home invaders are likely to proceed even after having seen your AR-15 and taken several rounds of said squirrel plinkers. Also they're on PCP. The home invaders, not the squirrels. So, 50 round drum makes the most sense, when you think about it.


Plus, they all wear body armor. You may need hollow points. You can replace the walls. Safety is whats most important.

28 Jan 2013 04:15 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

tallguywithglasseson: But, then you'll need a lot of it because said home invaders are likely to proceed even after having seen your AR-15 and taken several rounds of said squirrel plinkers. Also they're on PCP. The home invaders, not the squirrels. So, 50 round drum makes the most sense, when you think about it.


I've never been hit with a .22 round, but this whole "I need a bullet that will stop a man in his tracks after one shot" mentality is a little odd.  A .22lr can still do plenty of damage, and if you remain calm and manage to get more than one into somebody, I doubt they're going to stick with their initial plan to rape your family.  They will most likely be trying to get the hell away from you.

I'm not saying you advocate this argument, just that I've seen it before.

28 Jan 2013 04:16 PM
Giltric     

DeathCipris: Comment FTA sums it up pretty well.

"A spent launch tube does not classify as a weapon unless you plan on using it as a club."


No no no no no this sums up very well FTFA....

He added that the private sales of the missile launch tube and other weapons illustrate the need for comprehensive background checks


If they can't dazzle people with brilliance they baffle them with bullshiat.

28 Jan 2013 04:17 PM
LeroyBourne     

UberDave: Because People in power are Stupid: (pic of Davy Crockett bomb)


For use in home defense...when your attacker/intruder brings a brigade or two of thugs along.


You ever seen Death Wish 3? Skip ahead to :55 for the action. Notice how effective it was? Notice how he was completely safe using a missile launcher at such close proximity. I want a gotdamn missile launcher.
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28 Jan 2013 04:17 PM
Adolf Oliver Nipples    [TotalFark]  

justtray: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Wow, an empty, non-reusable tube. The horror. I like how the authorities intimated that it was dangerous. To who? It's only dangerous to the people who sponsored the buy-back and the police who depend upon you to believe everything you hear.

348 pistols and 364 rifles? I wonder how many crimes they just paid for the privilege of leaving open. 3 "street sweepers"? OH NOES! They are such amazing instruments of crime that they haven't been used in any that I can think of, and the possession of which did not result in the arrest of the person carrying an unregistered NFA Destructive Device.

I sure am glad they don't this kind of shiat where I live. I'd like to at least continue to have the illusion that the local police are competent.

But but i thought guns are easy enough to make and if they werent available criminals would just make explosives. Are you now saying that was a total lie? No..... Couldnt be....


I never made that claim. Nor do i know anybody who did. So, cite?

28 Jan 2013 04:17 PM
lordargent     
Recoil Therapy: It's an empty (& non reloadable) fiberglass tube. Something somewhat cool to prop up in the corner of an office but nothing to get the vapors over.

Saw headline, thought "empty javelin or stinger tube".

28 Jan 2013 04:18 PM
I AM THE GOAT     
Has anyone mentioned that the missile launcher tube is only good for one shot?

28 Jan 2013 04:18 PM
NightOwl2255     

UberDave: Why in the world is there no .22lr anywhere?!


I sent an email to CCI asking about 22lr. They actally replied, and said they are making 1.2 million rounds a day. Yet the stores are empty. Damn hoarders. I was at a gun show this weekend and douche-bags were selling boxes of 22lr that were going for $25 before the run on ammo for $75. Nothing like creating a panic and profiting off it.

28 Jan 2013 04:19 PM
justtray     

Adolf Oliver Nipples: justtray: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Wow, an empty, non-reusable tube. The horror. I like how the authorities intimated that it was dangerous. To who? It's only dangerous to the people who sponsored the buy-back and the police who depend upon you to believe everything you hear.

348 pistols and 364 rifles? I wonder how many crimes they just paid for the privilege of leaving open. 3 "street sweepers"? OH NOES! They are such amazing instruments of crime that they haven't been used in any that I can think of, and the possession of which did not result in the arrest of the person carrying an unregistered NFA Destructive Device.

I sure am glad they don't this kind of shiat where I live. I'd like to at least continue to have the illusion that the local police are competent.

But but i thought guns are easy enough to make and if they werent available criminals would just make explosives. Are you now saying that was a total lie? No..... Couldnt be....

I never made that claim. Nor do i know anybody who did. So, cite?


See - every gun thread ever on fark. I never said you personally made that claim, but it has been made, many times over by people on the same side of the argument as you.

28 Jan 2013 04:19 PM
scubamage     

justtray: It's Me Bender: I_Am_Weasel: If I had a missile launcher, I'd make somebody pay.

Eh, there's no way you could kill even 1% as many children as Obama has with his missiles.

How many children has obama killed?


As many as he has on his kill list.

28 Jan 2013 04:20 PM
NameDot     

Recoil Therapy: ajgeek: Eh, the device was deployed. It's the gun equivalent of finding a used condom.

Just repeating this as there will be someone who comes along hyperventilating about Stinger missiles out in the general public's hands & how airliners are going to be falling from the skies like snowflakes in Alaska.

It's an empty (& non reloadable) fiberglass tube.  Something somewhat cool to prop up in the corner of an office but nothing to get the vapors over.  $25-50 at most surplus stores (when you can find them) & apparently a very good investment as you can now get a couple hundred for them at these asinine gun 'buy backs'.  I need to see if I can get a pallet of them at the next .gov surplus auction.  I should be able to make enough from them that, even at today's hyper inflated prices, I could convert it to one of those scary looking black rifles & still pocket some money.


not a law but a stinger

28 Jan 2013 04:20 PM
bim1154     
I've been collecting non-working crap firearms over the past year. Waiting for the next buyback around here and I will have more than enough for something new after turning these in. Last year's net was $1100 bucks.

28 Jan 2013 04:20 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

ha-ha-guy: I'm suddenly glad I did an organized buy with some people for a couple pallets back in September.


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WTF are you shooting?  Earth?

28 Jan 2013 04:20 PM
Giltric     

justtray: It's Me Bender: I_Am_Weasel: If I had a missile launcher, I'd make somebody pay.

Eh, there's no way you could kill even 1% as many children as Obama has with his missiles.

How many children has obama killed?


More than 0 and the list doesn't even include A-stan.

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