GUN Antis pissed that Police auctioning M16

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070227/NEWS05/702270351/1138/BLOG

    apeer Co. Sheriff's office to sell machine gun to the highest bidder
    Department needs the money

    February 27, 2007

    BY STEVE NEAVLING

    FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER

    You, too, could be the proud owner of an automatic weapon -- courtesy of the Lapeer County Sheriff's Office.

    Via its Web site, www.county.lapeer.org/sheriff, the department is auctioning off a fully automatic M16, dating to the mid-1970s and capable of firing about 700 rounds a minute. The only requirement is that bidders have a machine gun permit -- available to any adult who doesn't have a criminal record.

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    Purchased by the department for $500 in the '70s, the weapon, which Lapeer's law enforcers thought might be needed in the event of an emergency like a hostage crisis, has never been fired outside of a shooting range. Undersheriff Robert Rapson said Monday he thinks it may be worth as much as $17,000 now.

    So what's a county sheriff's department doing selling a fully automatic machine gun?

    What else? Raising money.

    Rapson said his office hasn't received a budget increase in six years and desperately needs funds for new guns and other equipment for its 82 deputies.

    "We are a small county, and we need to take advantage of this," Rapson said. "We've had to cut to the bone for a long time."

    On its Web site, the sheriff's office began taking bids two weeks ago; the deadline is May 1.

    The Colt M16 A1 is described as "collector quality ... in excellent to new condition."

    "This is the real deal from the Colt factory and marked as M16 with safe, semi and auto selector switch," the Web site reads.

    Rapson said he's not worried about a potential safety threat because he's confident that the background check and permit process -- which anyone interested in the weapon must go through with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives -- will weed out potential bidders who might have criminal intentions.

    But gun control advocates say it could end up in the wrong hands.

    "Even the most reasonable gun owner doesn't want to see this kind of weapon in circulation," said Shikha Hamilton, president of the Michigan chapter of Million Mom March, a gun control group. "The fact that a law enforcement agency is selling a dangerous weapon is appalling."

    A 1986 federal law banned the sale of new automatic weapons but allowed those already in circulation to be legally sold. A few states have passed laws outlawing the sale of all automatic guns, but Michigan is not among them.

    There are more than 6,500 registered machine guns in Michigan, according to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
     
  2. david_4x4

    david_4x4 New Member

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    God damn this bitch woulda had a heart attack in the 60s and 70s.....
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I dont get why everyone is allpussyhurt. I mean its a fucking POLICE DEPT selling the rifle. If anything, it should be one of the most safe and thorough background checks.

    And wtf, to an anti trying to put words us gun owners mouths? I mean "no gun owners want to see this dangerous baby killer on the streets"
    I guess I can go ahead and be quoted saying that even antis love guns and use them to rape 13 year old retarded children
     
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    See what she did here? She says the "reasonable gun owner" don't want to see it, so if you agree, you become an "unreasonable gun owner". That's all they have to do.
     
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    I want to see more baby killers like this on the street. Transferable autos are outrageously overpriced.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    A reasonable gun owner will have common sense and reasoning and will realize the rifle will be sold to someone with money and the appropriate background checks will be done.
    So in otherwords a that bitch needs to pull hitlers cock out of her ass
     
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  8. TL1000RSquid

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    I'd hit it



    with my truck
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    So that weapon is theoretically transferrable just because it was made prior to 1986?
     
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    same here, but since I dont have a truck, I would have to go with a tire iron....
     
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    I hear you can find good deals in Somalia, just take it apart and FedEx the parts home

    maybe send a few pieces to your momma's house just for good measure
     
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    ACTUALLY transferable, no theory about it
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Hm, probably thousands of those sitting around SWAT team armories and the like... could drive down the price of NFA weapons and be a source of funding for police departments/cities out there. And the police departments would still come out ahead since the price of new full-auto weapons is considerably lower...
     
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    no criminal record? is that for misdemeanors and felonies or just felonies?
     
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    I dont think it would be enough of an amount to see any fluctuation in the price of machine guns.
     
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    Probably true. But it seems like it would be a decent source of funding for police departments especially if they get those NFA weapons a whole lot cheaper. I think it would be great the more full auto firearms there are out there. More fun for someone :)
     
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  19. TL1000RSquid

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    Unfortnently I think alot of them get destroyed or end up sitting in police museums... I remember reading awhile back about some PD that was going to destroy several transferable thompsons :wtc:
     
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    Don't get me wrong. I think it would be a good idea. But you dont see many police departments selling of their old stock like they did in the 60s and 70s. And Im betting there are a bunch of city policies that would prevent the sale of such items.

    However, if a bunch of departments did sell. Just because a bunch of M16s flood the market, wont change the price of other MGs as a whole.
     
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    what a dumb slut. if these people actually took some time to educate themselves about an issue rather than spew blind fear from their fat fucking mouths they'd realize that gun control causes more harm than good :mad:
     
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    waaahhhh the police are selling a gun!

    give me a fucking break :mb:
     
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    machine gun permit?
     
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    luvitlo94 Make a choice and don't look back.

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    Yeah, the same county did this back about 6 months ago or so, but with a total of 8-10 i think.
     

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