posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 06:51 PM
reply to post by winofiend
Well now if we were talking about actual weapons of any sort, there may be a case to be made. However, these aren't weapons. They are 100% inert,
harmless decoration pieces if not being used for training. As the articles state, they cannot be reused or reloaded if they were live to begin with
and it would seem...these were training units to start.
Aside from the blatant dishonest and political games played by holding these wall decorations up as anything like a weapon, we have what others
already pointed out and a good point to make. They paid $200 each for these. I might give $50 for the novelty aspect but in this part of the
nation...surplus demilitarized gear or dummy rounds/training ordinance is common and easily found in stores geared toward that general thing. If I'd
known they were buying harmless junk and novelty items for good cash, I have family in the L.A. area. I might have sent them one of these:
Who knows what they could have gotten if they just removed it from the wood base and pulled the number off the pin. If that's like the one's sold
here locally, it's a real grenade. The fusing unit is drilled and filled with lead as well as the body being drilled out the bottom and stripped
inside. 100% harmless....just like the AT-4 display/trainer tubes they held up here.
So... A pure waste of money, resources and something I'd just about call a fraud (some may not qualify that at all) in even showing them as
"weapons" confiscated. If the Police are to be trusted with valuable funds in such short supply right now, the least they could do is use them as
intended and presented, eh?