Report: Rocket Launchers Turned In To LAPD Are “Useless”

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LAPD Charlie Beck with Inoperable AT-4 Grenade Launcher

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.

The problem?

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.

Via Breitbart

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.

All the while, law abiding American gun owners who vehemently argue for their right to bears arms with real facts and logic are painted as mentally unstable and as posing a danger to society.

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  • Ted

    How about “TRAINER” painted on the tube by the good Chief’s hand? Sheep.

  • ProCommonSense

    Yup, you are right. It says TRAINER right on the tube. Funny, he has his foreskin pulled back around his chin, providing a perfect view of the dickhead sticking out.
    Dianne Feinstein lets her dickhead stick out all the time and I guess it makes the rest of the guys jealous.

  • aahrats

    God damned treasonous bastards. The press, the piece of shit big city police chiefs, and the entire congress are completely useless. God help us, I think a lot of us feel like some real bad juju is coming if something doesn’t change pretty damned quick!

  • YankeeDoodle

    Apparently this asshole doesn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground.Its a disposable weapon, a one shot deal.The round of ammunition is self-contained in a disposable launch tube.

    The press is nothing more than a pimp for the NWO.

  • The people will only bring useless or broken weapons to a buy back program? Who would ever know.

  • Red Scare

    Since when is LA a great city??

  • steadysteve

    These no questions asked buy backs are great for the felon who wants to dispose of a firearm used in a murder. The police are disposing of the evidence for them. Great job guys!