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What is that?

Interesting guns the police have taken off the street in Nassau county.

15 Responses to “What is that?”

  1. Tango Says:

    aren’t those…. flare guns?

  2. wizardpc Says:

    yeah tango, thats exactly what they are. the little one is a 12.5mm and the big one is a 37mm.

    Of note in the article: Police performed a “DNA Sweep.” WTF is that?

  3. Tam Says:

    Wow. Two flare guns (and the brass thingy is a tear-gas-launching “Pengun“.)

    IOW, of all the objects shown, half of them aren’t even guns.

    Good work, Officers!

  4. Mike Says:

    The big one would count as a grenade launcher, I guess, if there were any grenades with it. Otherwise, yeah, it’s just a flare gun.

    The stainless smith revolver, sans grips… what’s with that hole in the frame?

    Two pistols were shown later, one looked like a .22.

    I’m guessing the brass tube thingie is a home-made zip gun.

    So, one centerfire pistol, one gripless revolver that might be a parts gun, a .22, a zip gun, and some flare projectors. A veritable arsenal of destruction! I have more firepower than that by my bed.

  5. Mr Evilwrench Says:

    Did any of them have the shoulder thing that goes up? That’s where it gets really dangerous.

  6. Tam Says:

    The big one would count as a grenade launcher, I guess, if there were any grenades with it.

    37mm flare projectors are not regulated as firearms.

    (Interestingly, neither are flamethrowers…)

  7. Chas Says:

    District Attorney Kathleen Rice is a maliciously anti-gun prosecutor. She’s so rabidly anti-gun that it’s no surprise that she’s conflating flare launchers with firearms and grenade launchers to pad her resume. I pity the kid in Nassau County who walks down the street “armed” with a yellow and orange Super Soaker. Combine that with her propensity for DNA grabbing and she’s a vicious, one-woman, police state.

  8. Bubblehead Les Says:

    Yeah, but look at the money they made selling those “Dangerous” Flare Guns to the Police. Wonder if they can convince that DumbAss D.A. that the Brooklyn Bridge is really a Rail Gun, ready to launch Freight cars into her Office? And I wonder how much of the Taxpayers Money she’d be willing to spend to “get it off the Streets?”

  9. Gun Blobber Says:

    Aren’t surplus flare guns usually pretty cheap — like less than $50? I see the potential for arbitrage when the police set up “gun buy-backs” for $100 or more….

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  11. LKP Says:

    It looks like a modified m79 grenade launcher

  12. Sigivald Says:

    Mike: Even better, the “zip gun” is really a tear-gas pen.

    If it’s not capable of firing projectiles, it’s not even a firearm under Federal law.

    (If it is, as some of them are, it’s an AOW, and I think the Feds might be upset about the local cops taking in a Federal felony without asking questions…)

    LKP: Naw. M79s don’t have an octagonal barrel. It’s just a very-vaguely-similar break-action.

    (Also, I cry at the very idea of an M79 being sent to those savages; if it’s NFA registered it’s worth a fortune – and if it isn’t, there’s a registration amnesty coming up or in discussion in the Senate, I believe…)

  13. kaveman Says:

    Thank God they reduced the chance of drive-by flaring…for the children.

  14. Bobby Says:

    Operation IMPACT is also why they nailed all those gun shops here with… uh, false charges and lost sales for a few days. Remember the stuff about T&T Gunnery?

  15. Chas Says:

    I always have a couple of grenade launchers with me at all times. My left arm and my right arm. That’s why I’m always “armed” with grenade launchers. I just never have any grenades to go with them. Those things are dangerous, because here’s no such thing as “muzzle control”, either with a grenade or with Kathleen Rice. However, between them, I would say that it’s Kathleen Rice’s lack of “muzzle control” that’s more of a threat to our freedom. She needs to relocate from New York to America.

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