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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 10/18/2002 4:33:53 AM EDT
Investigators found that reports from a witness saying he saw the Maryland sniper using an AK-74 rifle were false.
Now here's the thing that bothers me. How many people besides gun owners and not even all of gun owners ever heard of an AK-74. I'm sure most everyone, including Sally Soccermom, has heard of an AK-47, but I'm not to sure Joe Public is too familiar with the AK-74 unless he was into firearms or in the military.
This bothers me that if this witness was a fellow gun owner that he would betray us and mislead authorities.

ArmaLiter
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 4:47:46 AM EDT
i hope to God its just some well-read wanna-be.
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 5:04:22 AM EDT
Apparently the guy was an ex-con (or so they now say). He probably does know what an AK-74 is through hands on experience........

-SS
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 5:08:20 AM EDT
if he is, he will soon be an ex ex-con. throw this idiot back in will ya????
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 5:16:41 AM EDT
I think he's just a sick individual, and we should help familiarize him with an AK-74 by standing him in front of one while we pull the trigger.
Link Posted: 10/19/2002 2:47:44 AM EDT
Supposedly he's a formerly convicted felon, so he should not be a gun owner by law. Many people confuse "47" and "74" anyway.

Ross
Link Posted: 10/19/2002 3:45:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/19/2002 3:46:12 AM EDT by obershutze916]
Hey Ross, haven't seen you around here in a while!

By the looks of it, he will soon be back in jail. What an idiot.

Edited to ad that I am taling about the guy who gave false information to the police, not Ross, Ross is a nice guy.
Link Posted: 10/19/2002 5:15:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/19/2002 9:47:00 AM EDT
I'd say that he said it was an AK lookin gun and the ATF, FBI and law enforcement put the 74 label on it so it would be consistent with their need to pin the blame for this attack on a .223-caliber weapon.
Link Posted: 10/19/2002 5:44:37 PM EDT
I honestly think that the guy stated he saw an AK and others may have logically jumped to the conclusion that it must have been an AK74 since they aren't filing 7.62 bullets

As for our "witness", I think he was making up a story to get some of that reward money.
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 2:09:52 PM EDT
Or he could be part of a 3 man sleeper cell who converted to Islam during his last prison stretch and was sent to the scene of the shooting to give bogus info to the authorities to allow his confederate an easy getaway.
Or

maybe he is just a dumbshit
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