GUN Missile dumped at US gun amnesty

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  1. daviid

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    Missile dumped at US gun amnesty

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    A man in Florida surprised police by handing in a surface-to-air missile launcher during a gun amnesty in the city of Orlando.
    Under the no-questions-asked scheme, "Kicks for Guns", anyone who surrendered a firearm would receive trainers or $50 (£25).
    The Orlando Sentinel newspaper said the man exchanged the rocket launcher for designer footwear for his daughter.
    He told the newspaper he found the 4ft (1.2m) weapon in a shed last week.
    The unidentified man said he had tried in vain to get rid of the launcher, which is designed to blow aircraft out of the sky.
    "I took it to three dumps to try to get rid of it and they told me to get lost."
    "I didn't know what to do with it, so I brought it here," he told the newspaper.
    Besides the missile launcher, Orlando Police collected more than 310 guns during the amnesty.
    After inspecting the rocket launcher, police spokeswoman Sgt Barbara Jones said: "I tell you, you never know what you're going to get."



    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6953374.stm
     
  2. t1h

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    fuck man i need to go to these gun amnesty's with some money, maybe i can get some good bargains.
     
  3. Ghostrider4450

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    Who else thinks it was de-milled/inert?
     
  4. Dumbstixlars

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  5. Basic

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    same here
     
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    Designed to blow planes out of the sky huh? Yeah.. I'm SURE that's what it was for... no way it was an anti vehicle device... no way.
     
  7. theronald

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    wow imagine finding a redeye or a stinger in a garden shed.
     
  8. Slick26

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    So a missile wasn't really dumped. Ok.
     
  9. JaimeZX

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    :repost:

    Also, that is not a SAM as I said in the other thread. Way too big to be a MANPADS and too small to be anything else. Could be anti-tank.
     
  10. kellyclan

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    It's funny, the article describes it as a SAM, but shows the Sgt holding an empty TOW tube.
     
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    yeah SAMs are like as big as telephone poles....
     
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    hehehe

    Those are awesome on dcon. :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
  14. JaimeZX

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    The Stinger is a very capable system. And not the size of a telephone pole.

    Eb is probably thinking of the SA-2/3/4/5/6/10/12/20. :o
     
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    A man in Florida surprised police by handing in a surface-to-air missile launcher
     
  16. kellyclan

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    No, he's thinking of a video he saw about 20 years ago from the Bradlees VHS bin called "Top Guns", where one of the pilots describes evading a SAM over Vietnam as looking for a missile the size of a telephone pole streaking towards you at Mach 3.

    I had that tape too. :o
     
  17. JaimeZX

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    Yesh. The SA-2 is frequently described as a flying telephone pole. Used heavily in Vietnam.
     
  18. its called a launcher, not a missle retard.

    just a like a gun isnt a bullet
     
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    Here is a picture of the alleged surface to air missile launcher.
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    That is an expended TOW tube. For those that don't know, the TOW is a wire guided surface to surface anti armor missile. That tube is no more dangerous than the tube from an expended roll of toilet paper unless you wanted to beat somebody to death with it. You can tell it's empty from the way she is holding it, a TOW round in it's tube weighs between 60 and 70 pounds depending on the variant. This is another example of the dumb ass media trying to scare people. :rolleyes:
     
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    When the gun buy back was on here we bought replicas of our gear, took them to the depo and asked the guys if we could crush them ourselves for sentimental reasons.
    They obliged and we crushed the replicas, threw them on the pile with the thousands of other parts of guns and kept our shit at home.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    If that's true :bigthumb:
     
  22. TXTurbo930

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    Laugh.....meet them in the parking lot....before they turn in.:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  23. no7fish

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    wow, so it's not just an amnesty for weapons, they're buying trash related to previously fired weapons as well? hmmmm.... Maybe I could get some tennis shoes by turning in some old brass from my last range trip too!

    retards...
     

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