posted on May, 18 2004 @ 09:27 PM
I really doubt there was a shady deal over a little training version of the M-72, if in fact it was a training version. More likely scenarios:
1. There is somebody out there even dumber than the shoe bomber who thought it was real, and made an attempt.
2. This is some yokels idea of a great joke.
3. It's a PR trick to draw attention to the presidents trip.
I never handled an M-72. It was obsolete by the time I was a Marine. The AT-4 simulator I used fired a 9mm tracer round. If the M-72 simulator was the
same, I would be more worried about fireworks.
Now what state did you see a LAW in? Are you sure it was a functioning unit? I've heard about all sorts of stuff getting pawned off in military
towns, but I wouldn't expect it sitting in the open like that.