In late December, Chief Charlie Beck of the Los Angeles Police Department made national headlines when his department reported that their city’s gun buy-back program yielded two military grade rocket launchers.
“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.”
The mainstream media quickly disseminated the claims to unsuspecting viewers across the country.
Well, first off, the rocket launchers are actually not rocket launchers at all. They are AT-4 M136 anti-tank grenade launchers, a significant difference in terms of capability when compared to a rocket launcher.
Moreover, and what credible journalists of the fourth estate failed to completely mention, is that the AT-4 is a single-use weapon, meaning that it is capable of firing one grenade and one grenade only, after which it is rendered inoperable.
The AT-4, once used, is totally useless as a weapon of war.
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.”
Further, these hunks of plastic can be bought at many military surplus stores and have even turned up on on eBay in the past.
So deadly are the launchers that you can go to auction site Ebay and purchase one yourself for around $355.00:
Once again we have officials of the government touting the dangers of “weapons of war,” when in fact there is absolutely no danger.
The mainstream media, in an effort to cater to the narrative that all guns (whether real or fake) are dangerous, does no follow-up on the story and takes the government at its word, furthering the agenda to criminalize the Second Amendment and ban the ownership of firearms.
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