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p99guy
03-28-2007, 05:05 PM
http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=6287877

The owner of the two weapons that were stolen needs to practice shutting the hell up...if he really said what they quoated him saying. :rolleyes:





SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP -- An unusual gun theft in Springfield Township Tuesday morning is leaving local police on edge. Detectives say thieves stole two high-powered automatic weapons that were meant for war and can cause a lot of destruction, reports News 11's Lisa Rantala.

Most gun thefts involve rifles, shotguns, handguns. But in this case, the machine gun makes an AK-47 look like a BB gun, says the gun's owner.
Now deputies want the weapons off the street, fearing where, and with whom, they'll end up.

"It's for killing enemy personnel. The bigger the boom, the bigger the wound," said the gun owner about the stolen guns. And for this local gun owner, the M-60 was a prize in his collection.

He says it can shoot through homes, cars and up to 850 bullets in a minute. It took him eight months to obtain federal approval for the weapon, and he kept it in mint condition to increase its value.

"They're awesome weapons. They're war things, relics, trophies," the gun owner said.
At 2 a.m. Tuesday, he noticed the guns were gone. His apartment and trophy case had both been broken into.

"He came home and found his back door kicked in and had a gun safe that had been pried open," said Lucas County Detective Mark Woodruff.

"I'm worried for the police officers out on the street right now because if real psychos get ahold of these things..." the gun owner worried.

Along with the M-60, the thieves took his automatic Uzi with a silencer. "They'll probably be traded for drug money. So, you don't know who's going to end up with them," Detective Woodruff said.

Police are asking for your help to get these dangerous weapons off the streets. If you have any information about the theft, please call Crime Stopper at 419-255-1111. Or give detectives at the Lucas County Sheriff's Office a call at 419-213-4917.

btown02
03-28-2007, 05:16 PM
Yep, he sounds like a Brady PR rep.

Medula Oblongata
03-28-2007, 05:47 PM
Retard... Too bad the theives didn't steal his tongue, hands, and ears while they were at it.

m1p90
03-28-2007, 06:08 PM
Sounds like a "plant" to me. Anyone who went through all that trouble to legally own those weapons would store them in a Real safe. Not one that could be "pried open". And, he would never say things like he is quoted as saying.

Megatron
03-28-2007, 06:38 PM
Sounds like a "plant" to me. Anyone who went through all that trouble to legally own those weapons would store them in a Real safe. Not one that could be "pried open". And, he would never say things like he is quoted as saying.

Exactly.

A real collector of Class 3 firearms would never make a situation like this into a media 3-ring circus.

It sounds like he's an anti-gunner at heart, especially with the statements that he had said. He probably bought these weapons only as an investment that he could sell at a much higher price in the future. He wouldn't be the only anti-gunner who owns machine guns. Sen. Ted Kennedy owns a select-fire M-14 and Jim Brady, Sarah's hubby, owns a huge collection of machine guns.

EARS
03-28-2007, 06:41 PM
Stupid, can not describe this guy. It would not surprize me if this was "set up story" for the Brady bunch and other anti-gun organiations.

btown02
03-28-2007, 06:42 PM
MG's usually have plenty of insurance on them too.

Septo
03-28-2007, 07:10 PM
Something definitely isn't ringing true about this story. Who contacted the media? It seems you have a better chance of catching the thieves and getting the guns back if a quiet investigation is done. Am I right?

btown02
03-28-2007, 07:17 PM
Am I right?
Not really.

jmz5
03-28-2007, 08:09 PM
I hope someone super glues his lips shut in a hurry.

Ginnunggap
03-28-2007, 08:37 PM
I vote for staples over glue.

anoldsman
03-29-2007, 02:13 PM
I like how the guy lives in an apartment but can afford an M60 and an Uzi. I guess he saved all of his money for the guns and to hell with the living conditions (or a quality safe for that matter).

On second thought maybe I should try that........nahhh. :) Selling everything I own and living in a 1 room apartmnent with my three kids is about the only way I could save up for those weapons. :)

Oh well, I can alwys dream or wait until the next charity machine gun shoot.


Exactly.

He wouldn't be the only anti-gunner who owns machine guns. Sen. Ted Kennedy owns a select-fire M-14 and Jim Brady, Sarah's hubby, owns a huge collection of machine guns.

I have not heard this before (nothing new). What does Brady have in his collection?

Poseidon5
03-29-2007, 02:22 PM
On second thought maybe I should try that........nahhh. :) Selling everything I own and living in a 1 room apartmnent with my three kids is about the only way I could save up for those weapons. :)

Oh well, I can alwys dream or wait until the next charity machine gun shoot.

lol, at least you'd have a way to control them :SS

sturmgewehr
04-01-2007, 12:50 PM
He lives in an apartment and owns a $40k+ machinegun? That just doesn't jive.