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When Los Angeles police moved up their annual Citywide Gun Buyback program to this week, they collected an arsenal that included 75 assault weapons, 698 rifles, 363 shotguns, 901 handguns and — more surprisingly — two rocket launchers.
The weapons, essentially long metal tubes once capable of firing rockets, lacked the projectiles and parts needed to fire them, but even so had no place on the streets, police said.
Source - UPI Wire
Cops get two rocket launchers in LAPD gun buyback
Two rocket launchers are officially off the streets of Los Angeles.
Source - Daily News
Gun buyback program in Los Angles takes 2,000 weapons off the streets - including two rocket propelled grenade launchers
It turns out both were one-use, AT-4 grenade launchers used by the U.S. Army in anti-tank operations. Yes they are grenade launchers (not really "rocket" launchers proper) but these tubes are pre-packaged weapons that can be fired only one time and cannot be reloaded. They are one-shot only weapons. So, yes, that means the tubes the police had were completely and permanently harmless.
But even more absurdly, at least one of the tubes was a training piece and never fired a grenade and never could have. It was a device used only for showing young soldiers what such a weapon looks like. It is a hands-on training tool that is 100% inert, un-fireable, safe as a plastic kid's toy gun.
It turns out both were one-use, AT-4 grenade launchers used by the U.S. Army in anti-tank operations... can be fired only one time and cannot be reloaded. They are one-shot only weapons.
Originally posted by DoorKnobEddie
Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I have an inactive 30mm round from an A-10. It's etched to "SnuggleBunny" (yes, my nickname back in the 80's. Go figure)
Wonder if I could turn that in?
So your girlfriend was an A-10 pilot. Impressive.