We now return you to the MSM clown show, already in progress…

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The police in Los Angeles County had a gun buy back program and picked up these.

Cops picked up two — count ’em two — rocket launchers (!) (and not one, as other outlets are reporting), an LAPD official with close knowledge of the program told us. Holy hell why do people on our streets have military grade rocket launchers?

They go on to point out that they did not have rockets in them. Uh huh.

Pictured above is a tube from an AT-4, an 84-mm unguided, portable, single-shot recoilless smoothbore weapon built in Sweden by Saab Bofors Dynamics.

The operative term there is “single shot”. The tube is manufactured with the single round built right in. When it is fired, the tube rendered useless by the action of the rocket and becomes trash that is discarded. It can’t be reloaded. It is like an expended shotgun cartridge. If it didn’t have the round, it is harmless, useless garbage. It is fiberglass tube that is no more dangerous, or more capable of being fired, than a length of PVC from Home Depot.

It gets better. See the yellow bands on the tube? They indicate it is a training tube that never had a round in it in the first place. It is a replica that could never be loaded with a full sized rocket. It is a toy.

It is dangerous in one way, however. The sight of the device in the media makes liberals engage in mass pants pissing.

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11 Responses to We now return you to the MSM clown show, already in progress…

  1. sortahwitte says:

    What does it take to not look like a total ass and moron in the media? Do 5 minutes of research.

  2. Rockheim says:

    Stolen.. reposted.. emailed.. and sourced.

    You simply can NOT make this sh*t up.

  3. JCT says:

    Here are some facts that provide comparison:
    2001 – 2012
    Washington DC Murders = 2,116
    Afghanistan US Soldier Deaths = 2,031

    2003 – 2012
    Chicago Murders = 4,769
    Iraq US Soldier Deaths = 4,487

    For most of the above periods, Washington DC and Chicago had strict gun control laws. Recently, in the last six months (after a Supreme Court ruling), the murder rates in Washington DC and Chicago have been reduced.

    Creds to the US Military. Living on a base or being on missions in Afghanistan was safer than Washington DC. (allowing for slight population differences and one being a war zone…call it a bit of a trade). Living on a base or being on missions in Iraq was safer than Chicago (allowing for population differences and one being in a war zone).

    I could continue with other cities versus other US Troop installations…but Detroit, St. Louis, Oakland, Memphis, Birmingham, Atlanta, etc. are going to make it seem like piling on.

    I very much regret any loss of life. I cannot see the correlation between safety and gun laws, except that it appears that the presence of guns in trained hands appears to increase safety.

    Maybe there is another set of numbers that flip the comparison.

  4. notamobster says:

    Aahhhh!!! Run away they have fiberglass tubes! Whew. That was close.

    “No more dangerous than pvc”, eh? But it’s olive drab which obviously makes it more scary & panic-inducing.

    I just sold a rifle that looked conspicuously like the 2 featured prominently in the center of this picture.

  5. Greg B says:

    I don’t believe for one frikkin second those weapons were turned in for a gift card to Ralph’s grocery store.
    Look at how well cared for they were.
    Staged photo.
    Guaran-damn-tee it.

  6. notamobster says:

    Nothing says “I stole it” like turning in a $1000 AR-15 for a $200 gift card.

  7. BaconNeggs says:

    JCT, great comparison US cities vs actual War zones, that’s one hell of a stat.

    RD, “It is dangerous in one way, however. The sight of the device in the media makes liberals engage in mass pants pissing”. Gave me a good chuckle.

    • notamobster says:

      One of the LAPD cops is selling that thing, after he got if free (courtesy of Bud’s Grocery Hut gift cards). πŸ™‚

  8. PhoneGuy says:

    You really can’t make this stuff up, can you?
    I am in need of a good chiropractor because all I do these days is sadly and constantly shake my head in bewilderment of the stupidity of some people. I’ll be seeing my optomologist next week to address the pain from constantly rolling my eyes.