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Posted: 6/26/2003 4:02:01 PM EDT
Dang that's a country full of gun haters! [url]http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,6659846%255E13762,00.html [/url] CRC
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:08:39 PM EDT
WTF!? The gun didnt even work!
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:13:32 PM EDT
Thats fn retarded. Its OK to leave outside the the PD but he cant have it on his boat?
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:26:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By captainpooby: Thats fn retarded. Its OK to leave outside the the PD but he cant have it on his boat?
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I bet it gets stolen. CRC
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:30:39 PM EDT
[b]IT IS the biggest, heaviest and most unusual weapon ever seized by NSW police - and it's set to take pride of place outside the new water police base. The 40mm single-barrelled Bofors gun gave water police veteran Senior Constable Stan Watson the surprise of his life when he saw it mounted on the bow of a vessel motoring up the Parramatta River before the Olympics. "I thought 'what the hell's this?' I was concerned," he said. A joint operation between water police and the ballistics section was launched and officers raided the boat. The owner of the 30m retired Fremantle Class patrol boat said he had bought the gun from an RSL club in Queensland. It had been rendered inoperable but the boatie had begun making modifications so the barrel could move again. The man had no permit for the weapon and was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, fined, and ordered to hand the weapon over to police. A barge-mounted crane was used to transfer the gun to the police base in Pyrmont, where it has sat ever since. Ballistics section commander Inspector Wayne Hoffman said all that was known about the two-tonne gun as that it was built in Australia in 1944. [red]It will be mounted outside the new water police base being built at Balmain.[/red] Insp Hoffman said the gun was easily the biggest illegal weapon seized by his unit.[/b] It should have been destroyed. These fuckers are keeping it as a trophy to show their strength as an oppressing force.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:52:52 PM EDT
Heck, the batfe would have taken it too, since the receiver hadn't been torched through in 3 places...........
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:53:53 PM EDT
This falls under the "If it LOOKS like a gun then it IS a gun" mentality. Same as a kid getting in trouble for drawing one, using his finger as one or saying the word "gun". We've all seen the reports that have happened like this. Doesn't surprise me at all. Control perception and you control reality (at least that's how socialsts "think").
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