This is BX @ Boxden.com


Jan 28 - Missile launcher shows up at Seattle gun buyback


 Jan 28 - Missile launcher shows up at Seattle gun buyback
topic by bobbysteels18 - 01-28-2013, 02:54 PM - Boxden > BX Daily Bugle - news and headlines


Missile launcher shows up at Seattle gun buyback









SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police worked with Army officials Monday to track down the history of a nonfunctional missile launcher that showed up at a weapons buyback program and determine whether it was legal or possibly stolen from the military.
A man standing outside the event Saturday bought the military weapon for $100 from another person there, according to Detective Mark Jamieson.
The single-use device is a launch tube a$sembly for a Stinger portable surface-to-air missile and already had been used. As a controlled military item, it is not available to civilians through any surplus or disposal program offered by the government, according to Jamieson.
Seattle police have contacted Army officials at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma to deputy chief Nick Metz said Monday.
"Once it's brought on base and investigators have a chance to look at it, they'll see what they can determine," Army spokesman Joe Kubistek said Monday. "It's too early to give any information on it until we have hands-on access to see it and take a look at it."
Police witnessed the private exchange of the military launch tube near the gun buyback event, where gun buyers tempted those standing in long lines to turn in their weapons with cash.
"It was absolutely crazy what we saw out there," Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn said at a news conference Monday where officials announced they had collected a total of 716 weapons, including four confirmed as stolen.
Officers saw guns changing private hands without knowing whether the person buying the gun had the legal right to buy it, and those transactions are occurring all the time, McGinn said.
He added that the private sales of the missile launch tube and other weapons illustrate the need for comprehensive background checks as proposed by President Barack Obama, as well as other regulations at the state level.
While there were private gun buyers at the periphery of Saturday's event, Metz said a large majority of people chose to wait in line and get less money because they wanted to make sure they got the weapons off the streets.
"These are very dangerous weapons," Metz said. "They may not have looked very pretty, but (they're) definitely operable."
The firearms collected included 348 pistols, 364 rifles and three so-called street sweepers, or shotguns that include a high capacity magazine capable of holding twelve 12-gauge shotgun shells.
The program allowed people to anonymously turn in their weapons for a shopping gift card worth up to $200 -- $100 for each handgun, rifle or shotgun turned in, and $200 for each gun classified as an a$sault weapon under state law. Officials distributed about $70,000 in gift cards at Saturday's event.
McGinn said he wanted to plan another buyback event soon and urged more donations to the program.
Meanwhile, police said people who wanted to turn in guns could do so at any time outside a buyback program, though they wouldn't be compensated for it.


http://news.yahoo.com/missile-launch...174331546.html


Latest News Hot Topics    share this topic    Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook

14 comments for "Jan 28 - Missile launcher shows up at Seattle gun buyback"


 01-28-2013, 03:18 PMonline - #2
J.BEEZY 7 heat pts

  d 
space
$5,263 | 11647743
 01-28-2013, 09:46 PMaway - #3
bobbysteels18 529 heat pts529

  d 
space
$6,037 | POWERFUL
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
 01-29-2013, 06:29 AMaway - #4
Tha Problum 34 heat pts34

  d 
space
$18,211 | POWERFUL
"three so called street sweepers"

step your writing game up yahoo
 01-29-2013, 09:16 AMonline - #5
UpTownBronx92 219 heat pts219

  d 
space
$8,915 | POWERFUL
ni##as packing LAWS
 01-29-2013, 09:56 AMonline - #6
getyagameup 24 heat pts24

  d 
space
$4,027 | POWERFUL
you can go to these like a swap meet and get what you need. what's up with all these rocket launchers showing up though?
 01-29-2013, 10:01 AMaway - #7
Jayg36 17 heat pts17

  d 
space
$5,799 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by getyagameup
you can go to these like a swap meet and get what you need. what's up with all these rocket launchers showing up though?
explain pls
 01-29-2013, 10:09 AMonline - #8
getyagameup 24 heat pts24

  d 
space
$4,027 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by Jayg36
explain pls
the ad said that cops witnesses exchanges while people were on line. you think you can't go up there is someone has a 9 or 45, depending on the condition, offer that person more than what the cops were offering for the weapon, get that one and try to get some more after that??? swap meet, like i said. as far as the rocket launcher, well, this isn't the first gun buy back where one of those showed up. some other times they were fake though. this one was fired. i think those for fear mongering. nobody in their right mind, if they had a rocker launcher, would turn one in, imo.
 01-29-2013, 09:05 PMaway - #9
ItAlY2BkLyN 227 heat pts227

  d 
space
$15,134 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by getyagameup
the ad said that cops witnesses exchanges while people were on line. you think you can't go up there is someone has a 9 or 45, depending on the condition, offer that person more than what the cops were offering for the weapon, get that one and try to get some more after that??? swap meet, like i said. as far as the rocket launcher, well, this isn't the first gun buy back where one of those showed up. some other times they were fake though. this one was fired. i think those for fear mongering. nobody in their right mind, if they had a rocker launcher, would turn one in, imo.
For real. And now when a $1,000 rifle is selling for $2000 fools would be slangin them all day.

My thing is why would anyone turn in a $1-2k gun for a $1-200 gift card
 01-29-2013, 10:00 PMaway - #10
KNerd 2 heat pts

  d 
space
$517 | 3562841
Originally Posted by ItAlY2BkLyN
For real. And now when a $1,000 rifle is selling for $2000 fools would be slangin them all day.

My thing is why would anyone turn in a $1-2k gun for a $1-200 gift card
Because our country is safer when no one has guns

/sarcasm
 01-29-2013, 10:53 PMaway - #11
Phuck Yiu 21 heat pts21

  d 
space
$3,997 | 20070525
Originally Posted by KNerd
Because our country is safer when no one has guns

/sarcasm
 01-29-2013, 10:54 PMaway - #12
the player 9 heat pts

  d 
space
$14,367 | POWERFUL
ni##as got Stingers(mgs) and ####...
 01-29-2013, 11:27 PMaway - #13
killadre 175 heat pts175

  d 
space
$10,776 | POWERFUL
Shooting down UAV's
 01-29-2013, 11:50 PMaway - #14
keen77 3 heat pts

  d 
space
$2,245 | 16664566
These peeps are straight imbeciles... Unless these rifles and handguns were utter, old, rusted out pieces of #### any pistol i fux with and have seen is worth 500, used , and nearly double that for rifles. That's starting too, those are the budget gun prices...
 02-01-2013, 11:12 PMaway - #15
bobbysteels18 529 heat pts529

  d 
space
$6,037 | POWERFUL
.........................................
 
 


Go Back   Boxden.Com - Stay First. Follow BX. > BX Table Of Contents > BX Daily Bugle - news and headlines
    
         

 



Latest hot topics on fire the past 48 hrs
Microsoft Investigating Xbox Owners for Fraudulently Refunding ..
77 comments
NBA Carmelo Anthony busts a nut in Lebron's eye (video)
89 comments
NFL Dallas Cowboys fans are losing their minds
52 comments
 NBA Official Thread: Cleveland Cavaliers Vs Chicago Bull
New reply 1 second ago - 291 comments - by Akira Son Bio
 Video inside Before Dej Loaf Would Get Your Whole "fombily&quo...
New reply 13 minutes ago - 145 comments - by lilbeast
 Image(s) inside Nas Gettin Sucked Off By Madonna In The Studio (pic)
New reply 4 minutes ago - 116 comments - by PyrexVisionary
 Image(s) inside Nicki Minaj's Boyfriend Responds To Drake & Wayne ...
New reply 17 minutes ago - 86 comments - by Frankybaby
 NFL Week 9- Tnf- New Orleans Saints Vs. Carolina Panthers
New reply 6 minutes ago - 466 comments - by Frasier
 Video inside Throwback: Iggy Azalea Refuses To Freestyle On Sway In...
New reply 29 minutes ago - 138 comments - by The Bully
 Image(s) inside Hov. Migos. Rowdy Rebel
New reply 12 minutes ago - 54 comments - by chrismb
 NBA Confirmed: Russell Westbrook Has A Small Fracture In H...
New reply 39 minutes ago - 69 comments - by NoMenace

Like BX on Facebook Follow BX on Twitter
5,832 fans of BX | none new today 4,799 following | none new today

hot topic blog       hip-hop   |   sports   |   movies   |   games   |   news   |   wild'ish   |   gear   |   rides   |   tech

contact us   |   mobile   |   privacy statement

 Boxden.com. 1998 - end of time.