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LA gun buy program nets Luger valued at $10K.

17 Responses to “Sucker”

  1. ZerCool Says:

    Not sure what he’s holding in the picture there, but it sure isn’t a “Tommy gun” as captioned. Drum and barrel that size suggest shotgun of some type…

  2. ZerCool Says:

    And if I’d bothered to do a ten-second Google image search, I’d have been able to say, “It’s a Streetsweeper 12ga.”

  3. tam Says:

    Yup.

    But it has a round thing, so that makes it a Tommy Gun assault weapon drive-by WMD.

  4. Cemetery's Gun Blob Says:

    I bet the person who turned in that Luger is kicking themselves……

    …..unless that’s just hype, I mean, that ain’t no Chicago Typewriter in the photo, like Tam says, it’s a WMD!!!

  5. Kim du Toit Says:

    …and that $10k Luger is going to get destroyed.

    Aaaaargh.

  6. Weer'd Beard Says:

    Better yet, I bet the collector who got his luger stolen in a break-in 10 years ago is pissed that the police will instead return his collector’s peice into a manhole cover, rather than return it to it’s lawful owner.

    Could just be gran’Dad’s WWII bring-back that was in a sock drawer for 60 years, and grand kids are Gun-Fearing liberals as assume having the cops destroy it would be the best course of action.

    No matter what these programs are BAD news!

  7. Matt Groom Says:

    In Orlando, FL, near where I live, they have a “Guns for Shoes” program. Only really stupid people turn in real guns which are worth hundreds of dollars for a pair of shoes which are worth maybe $25. One such moron was a dumb fat kid, aged 11 years, who was turning in a Perazzi Over and Under, which was probably worth 5-7K, easy. Grandpa left it to him, and his lefty parents didn’t want to have it in the house, so they convinced him to surrendered his inheritance for a pair of cheap sneakers that nobody wanted to buy which will wear out in 6 months. This was on tv back in 98/99, so that dumb kid is probably old enough now to know what a moron he is.

    At least that Luger will likely go to someone who will really appreciate it. Cities are almost never willing to spend the money necessary to destroy these guns, they simply auction them off to FFLs in order to raise revenue for the PD. That Luger will find a nice home.

  8. Mikee Says:

    The point of these turn-ins is to demonize guns, and gun owners.

    Since they don’t look for crime guns (no ballistics tests) among the turn-in guns, can we assume that all of them are from innocent, legal gun owners?

  9. ka Says:

    “Any ones that are left, we will melt down and offer the material to artists to make something out of,” Beck said.

    Only in California, man. Dude, that is like so far out and cool, man.

  10. Chas Says:

    “Any ones that are left, we will melt down and offer the material to artists to make propaganda out of,” Beck should have said.

  11. straightarrow Says:

    That Luger has already found a home. count on it.

  12. Jake Says:

    That Luger will never see a furnace. It will probably also never see it’s legitimate owner, either. Instead, someone in the city with power will mysteriously acquire a new $10k pistol for their collection.

  13. tam Says:

    Jake gets it right in one.

  14. Bruce Says:

    And, it’s Jake for the win.

  15. Steve Says:

    LOL, I saw photos of the buy back and noticed two lugers and wondered who would part with one of those for a $100 voucher. Idiots.

    Those streetsweepers are niftey, and I would not part with one for $200, but in reality a semi auto is much more useful.

  16. tam Says:

    Streetsweepers are semiautomatic. (And have a slower rate of fire than your Remington 1100 duck gun, because the kludgy clockwork drum takes time to rattle the next shell into place.)

  17. Weer'd Beard Says:

    I hate to quibble, But if I’m not mistaken, the Striker shotgun uses clockwork springs to rotate the cylender to the firing position, but the hammer needs to be charged by the pull of the trigger.

    I guess it’s not EXACTLY like a revolver where EVERYTHING is controled by manual manipulation of the trigger/hammer, but that doesn’t strike me as enugh recoil operation to be considered auto-loading.

    It certainly isn’t as semi-auto as the Mataba or that Webley auto-revolver.

    Again I’m just quibbling and being a geek.