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Posted: 6/15/2009 3:52:07 AM EST
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LAPD Deputy Chief Charlie Beck and Lt. Fred Booker marvel at a throw-back of a weapon - the Thompson submachine gun, made famous, or infamous, in one of a score of movies about mobsters terrorizing American streets during Prohibition.

This gun was one of almost 1,700 guns which were turned in to the LAPD over the weekend as part of a gun buyback program. Residents could turn in their weapons with no questions asked and receive a coupon for $100 worth of groceries.


Ignorant bastards.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:53:41 AM EST
mmmm kay. I'm surprised they wouldn't have been more likely to use "Baby Killing Street Sweeper of Death"...at least he looks like he is enjoying himself.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:53:59 AM EST

I just died a little more on the inside.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:55:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By DCN1982:

I just died a little more on the inside.

Did you look at the pic?


WTF is that thing anyhow?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:56:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By Pita_146:

Originally Posted By DCN1982:

I just died a little more on the inside.

Did you look at the pic?


WTF is that thing anyhow?


Dude, its a Thompson SMG, didnt you read?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:57:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By Pita_146:

WTF is that thing anyhow?

Streetsweeper
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:00:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By 2000Z3M:
Originally Posted By Pita_146:

Originally Posted By DCN1982:

I just died a little more on the inside.

Did you look at the pic?


WTF is that thing anyhow?


Dude, its a Thompson SMG, didnt you read?



Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:02:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 4:04:38 AM EST by RightwingNutjob]
How is any place in California doing gun buybacks with the state literally not having two cents to rub together? Or are these retail outfits donating the cards ?
And I'm not surprised that the police dept. in LA does not know what a Tommy gun really is.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:02:45 AM EST
The level of stupidity in government and the media is truly amazing.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:05:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 4:44:36 AM EST by DCN1982]
Originally Posted By CWO:
Originally Posted By 2000Z3M:
Originally Posted By Pita_146:

Originally Posted By DCN1982:

I just died a little more on the inside.

Did you look at the pic?


WTF is that thing anyhow?


Dude, its a Thompson SMG, didnt you read?





I'm dense, did gun buy backs become cool or something while I was at work last night or something?

EDIT: I get it now. Durrrrrrrrrrr
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:06:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By RightwingNutjob:
How is any place in California doing gun buybacks with the state literally not having two cents to rub together? Or are these retail outfits donating the cards ?

I wouldn't put it past the .gov to strong-arm them into it.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:09:00 AM EST
Originally Posted By RightwingNutjob:
How is any place in California doing gun buybacks with the state literally not having two cents to rub together? Or are these retail outfits donating the cards ?
And I'm not surprised that the police dept. in LA does not know what a Tommy gun really is.


Do you understand the difference between

Federal
State
County
City/Village/Town

????


Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:10:52 AM EST
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Looks like I'll have to email Mr. Kandel instead.

jason.kandel@dailynews.com

"You're not a reporter..."
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:14:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 4:23:40 AM EST by RightwingNutjob]
Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery:
Originally Posted By RightwingNutjob:
How is any place in California doing gun buybacks with the state literally not having two cents to rub together? Or are these retail outfits donating the cards ?
And I'm not surprised that the police dept. in LA does not know what a Tommy gun really is.


Do you understand the difference between

Federal
State
County
City/Village/Town

????

No, I'm stupid as demonstrated by my wasting time posting on this site. So don't bother to enlighten me with your wisdom.


Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:14:59 AM EST
Those fucking stupid sonsofbitches. Please don't do any research or anything, whatever you do. That would be something approching responsible journalism...and we wouldn't want that.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:15:14 AM EST

Great trigger discipline!!!!!

Not to smart though,

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:16:55 AM EST


Did they not even read the firearm markings? I'm positive it'd say 12 GA on the receiver.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:17:07 AM EST
I just want to say right now............. if the bounty is hugh enough in turning in my AT4 tube.......cant wait to see the look in there eyes....
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:17:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 4:19:21 AM EST by greenranger]
Ignorant bastards.

I wonder if they identify ALL handguns as "Glock Fohtay's" too.

GR
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:17:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By jmorg51:

Great trigger discipline!!!!!

Dude... his finger isn't on the trigger.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:20:05 AM EST
Hey look guys, I just found an official vintage blast from the past Thompson SMG in my own collection:

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:20:42 AM EST
For a bunch of gun haters they all sure love to pose with them.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:23:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By NFAman:
The level of stupidity in government and the media is truly amazing pretty normal.


Fixed it for you.



Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:26:41 AM EST
Still a nice Shotgun.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:31:10 AM EST
Reminds me of:

"Look. Look what I've found. An Indian arrow."

"I did not know these Indians used steel."

"Sure, you fool. They used the melted sabers of Federalist Cossacks."
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:31:19 AM EST
And it really does have the shoulder thing that goes up.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:33:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By RightwingNutjob:


No, I'm stupid as demonstrated by my wasting time posting on this site. So don't bother to enlighten me with your wisdom.




That's sig line material right there!
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:33:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 4:35:10 AM EST by RayGunz2]
stupid bishes!

eta: I thought it was an AK47 with that shoulder thingy that goes up.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:43:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By OFFSHORE:
For a bunch of gun haters they all sure love to pose with them.



My first thought as well.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:58:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 4:59:56 AM EST by LGK]
seems like they always have a streetsweeper in every buyback.
I wouldn't doubt that it was the same street sweeper they have been parading around since the nineties.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:59:28 AM EST
Hey, it's got a drum, it must be a Tommy Gun.

What I don't understand is how anyone tasked with writing an MSM piece on firearms can confuse an AK and an AR...

-WhyTanFox
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:05:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By RayGunz2:
stupid bishes!

eta: I thought it was an AK47 with that shoulder thingy that goes up.

Nope, nope... I'm pretty sure its a barrel shroud that is the shoulder thingy that goes up...

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:06:36 AM EST
In SPR, Tom Hanks used that exact same firearm on display
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:15:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By RightwingNutjob:
How is any place in California doing gun buybacks with the state literally not having two cents to rub together? Or are these retail outfits donating the cards ?
And I'm not surprised that the police dept. in LA does not know what a Tommy gun really is.


Maybe california is selling the guns to its illegal residents to run south of the border for profit!
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:17:06 AM EST
I woulda give them $125 for the street.sweeper.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:21:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By osprey21:
insidesocal.com


http://media.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=10593&prev=1


LAPD Deputy Chief Charlie Beck and Lt. Fred Booker marvel at a throw-back of a weapon - the Thompson submachine gun, made famous, or infamous, in one of a score of movies about mobsters terrorizing American streets during Prohibition.

This gun was one of almost 1,700 guns which were turned in to the LAPD over the weekend as part of a gun buyback program. Residents could turn in their weapons with no questions asked and receive a coupon for $100 worth of groceries.

Ignorant bastards.

Like I said the army aint gonna take your shit away from you

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:22:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By Squid1:
I woulda give them $125 for the street.sweeper.


Pure speculation, but I doubt the owner had a Form 4 to go along with that weapon.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:24:00 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:30:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By rcoers:


Did they not even read the firearm markings? I'm positive it'd say 12 GA on the receiver.

Yea, but I'm sure they thought that meant it was produced in Georgia in 1912.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:31:50 AM EST
LA needs to sink into the ocean. Fast.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:35:13 AM EST
HEY!
That is one of those extremely RARE Thompson submuhshotguns!
Hope they send that one to a museum of death
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:36:55 AM EST


So if I was to buy 100 mosin nagants at $79 each and turn them in for $100 each that's...$2,100 pure profit.

Hmmm
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:37:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:44:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By NFAman:
The level of stupidity in government and the media is truly amazing.


Agreed

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:48:10 AM EST
That photo in the OP is an awsome pic for photoshoping
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:58:23 AM EST
Feel free to e-mail the reporter:

jason.kandel@dailynews.com
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:00:01 AM EST
Thats a m-16 I thought. made by mattel.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:01:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By CmdrTaco:
Feel free to e-mail the reporter:

jason.kandel@dailynews.com


I thought this was a dupe from months ago anyways.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:05:08 AM EST
There was a gun buy back in Phoenix last week-the haul was astoundingly huge. I think they got something like 25 guns... Apparently, there's a huge difference between AZ and CA....
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:07:03 AM EST


Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:08:06 AM EST
Maybe there is orange plug glued into the muzzle as well.

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