GUN Assault rifle turned over in gun roundup

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5771307

    Assault rifle turned over in gun roundup
    Job fair part of L.A. event
    BY DANA BARTHOLOMEW, Staff Writer
    Article Last Updated: 04/28/2007 02:36:40 AM PDT

    Cops waited. TV crews waited. And church officials standing under the broiling sun in South Los Angeles waited, hoping Angelenos would come and surrender their guns.

    They got only one — but it was an SSK assault rifle, along with enough ammunition to blow away 59 bystanders.

    "You would not believe what we got," exclaimed LAPD Officer Brian Hun of the Southwest Division. "It's like catching the big one."

    With the 15th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots approaching, ministers from the First AME Church asked residents to hand in their guns during a commemorative Weekend of Peace.

    The region — with four homicides, 23 people shot and 40 gunfire reports in the Southwest Division between March 25 and April 21 — is among the most violent in the city.

    It's also among the poorest, with few new jobs created.

    For this reason, First AME hosted a gun-surrender program coupled with a massive job fair and food giveaway.

    "Turn in your piece for peace," said the Rev. John Joseph Hunter, senior pastor of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church. "Violence is something that plagues (this) community.

    "With a job, dignity is restored."

    Los Angeles is often described as a city divided between
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    haves and have-nots. But for some, it's a city split between those who have guns and those who haven't.

    Few expected those with "dirty guns" — or weapons used during a crime — to turn them in. And few expected those whose guns remain the final bastion behind steel security doors to hand over their protection.

    "People want to protect themselves; that's why they have guns," said Amelia Quinn, 39, of Los Angeles, a seeker at the job fair. "If somebody steps in your house, shoot on sight."

    Today, First AME will host a Dialogues in Peace forum to discuss race relations, education and the economy since 1992.

    "You haven't changed the conditions, the mind-sets, the hearts," Hunter said. "You've gotta offer hope. A job offers hope."

    To thwart gun violence, the Rev. Eduardo Vickers said, society must convince the young.

    "Get them while the clay is soft — you've got to mold them," he said, watching residents line up half a block for food. "The key is love, what the world needs is love, more love."

    But for Los Angeles police, what the world needs is fewer guns. The Chinese-made SSK assault rifle with two, 30-round banana clips was dropped off by a dad whose son had long ago left it at his house.

    It was the only gun relinquished in three hours of waiting.

    "If we can take one gun off the street, it's worth it," said Hun, a senior lead officer for the area. "If a gangster wanted to do a drive-by, it's the ultimate weapon."

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    Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730
    [email protected]

    :eek3: :noes: :hsugh: :ugh: :rofl:
     
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    do you think they're crying or anything when they write this tripe?
     
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    ssk, huh? used in drive-bys, huh?

    :rolleyes: if someone turned in a "Super Assault 9500xt with a night vision laser scope" they'd print it in the news for weeks
     
  4. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    :rofl: What comes to mind is the old guy you see at the beach walking around with a metal detector and he finally found something. Sure it's only an old silver dollar, but to him it's all the world.

    Edit: Well, I'm sure all the coastal WMDer's know what I'm talking about.
     
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    Who the fuck writes this stuff? And didnt they mean to type SKS? If thats so, then I guess in their dictionary a 10 round, fixed mag, non pistol grip rifle that weighs a ton is an assault rifle. I better turn in my Garand in the next time STL has a buyback and Ill get in the paper for surrendering a baby killing belt fed machine gun. If I add on a flash hider I can get extra news coverage for illegally owning a silencer.

    /:rant:
    Actually I hope the world /'s
     
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    Where can I get one of those?
     
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    Alamo Guns, they also carry plasma rifles with 40 watt ranges :coold:
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Wow...the faggotry and misinformation in that article is astonishing.
     
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    watch out police, this is the ultimate weapon in drive-bys. know your enemy.
     
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    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    I, for one, will sleep SOOOOOO much better tonight knowing this. Thank you.

    :wavey:
     
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    Someone send this bitch an email. Knowing me, Ill just blow up and cuss her out
     
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    My god I'm crying over here. lol ultimate...
     
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    Ms. Bartholomew, I read your article about the gun buy back that netted
    one gun. I feel like you should know that it appears as though you were
    had by the LAPD and what appeards to be some very sensationalist
    hyperboyle. The rifle they're refering to is undoubtably the SKS, an old
    soviet weapon designed in 1945. They have been deemed to be curios and
    relic's by the ATF and are often bought by collectors of military history
    for prices as low as under 200 dollars.

    It is obsolete. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SKS "The SKS fell out
    of service amongst its client nations during the 1960s and 1970s, although
    the Chinese police and military forces continued to use it during the
    1980s, and chromed, polished ceremonial versions are still used today in
    parades. "

    Here is an image of what the weapon likely similar to
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Chinese_SKS_1076.jpg Certainly you can
    only report what the police tell you, but in this case I thought it was
    important for you to know that a SKS is hardly the big scary weapon the
    polie have made it out to be.
     
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    ooo ooo! Pick me! Im local :)
     
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    Everyone in wmd needs to send her an email. As well as post it on Arfcom and urge guys on there to email her as well. We should do this for every ignorant article we see. Get organized and after a while theyll watch out for their asses and actually do their homework
     
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    Will run a correction. Must've had Mercedes on my mind.

    Best,

    Dana Bartholomew
    Los Angeles Daily News
    818-713-3730
     
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    nothing acknowledging the fact that it's an out of date war relic? :rofl:
     
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    I don't understand that response at all. can anyone translate?
     
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    oh crap. that's right, I forgot :)
    hold please!
     
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    I saw they'll do a correction piece, I'm happy. Past that I have no idea what she's talking about :big grin:
     

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