Breitbart gets great kudos for their reporting efforts.
First, during L.A.’s gun buyback program, L.A.’s police Chief Charlie Beck claims that A pair of “rocket launchers” had been turned in. He’s parading one in the picture above. Breitbart reports ….. (my bold)
Chief Beck proudly paraded the pair of launcher tubes at a press conference and gravely told those assembled, “Those are weapons of war, weapons of death. These are not hunting guns. These are not target guns…they have no place in our great city.”
Of course, the idiot parroting LSM went batshit crazy over this with much wailing and gnashing of the teeth.
Of course, as with all stories relating to totalitarian nuts, there’s much more than what meets the eye.
The things that Chief Beck paraded are not weapons of death, and at least one of them never was. What the public doesn’t understand is that these things are one-shot fiberglass tubes. At least one of them was simply a training model. As Breitbart reported….
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.
As Paul Szoldra explains, “It is, quite literally, a long, green fiberglass tube that does nothing.”
These are M136 AT4s. I used to train with the predecessor, the M72 LAW. I can attest to stupid tubes that do nothing but pretend. Why do people have them? The same reason anyone collects memorabilia. Again, even if one of them were real, once spent, there’s nothing you can do to make it lethal again any more than one could make any other plastic tube lethal.
But, that’s not where the story ends. Breitbart has found where Chief Beck made the exact same claims with the very same type of device back in May!
Back in May, Beck again paraded before the media with a “rocket launcher” he claimed his department had received during a gun buyback program. That piece, too, was clearly marked “trainer” and was incapable of ever firing any rockets.
Now, as stupid as leftist totalitarians are, they can’t be that stupid as to not understand what “trainer” means, can they?
If those toy weapons have no place in the city, then why is the Chief constantly parading these things? Was there ever any of these things really turned in? Or is the chief simply making use of a prop he keeps? These, of course, are pertinent questions, but, the one question I have is this. Does the city of L.A. actually pay cash money for plastic tubes? If so, how much for one?
Note: It has been expressed to me that this could be a sophisticated ploy by 2nd amendment supporters to make gun control nuts look entirely vapid.