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ORLANDO, Fla. — Police were hoping for a good turnout at their "Kicks for Guns" sneaker exchange Friday, but they weren't expecting to get a surface-to-air missile launcher

.An Ocoee man showed up and exchanged the 4-foot-long launcher for size-3 Reebok sneakers for his daughter, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Taking advantage of the exchange's no-questions-asked policy, the man was not identified. He told the Orlando Sentinel that he found the weapon in a shed he tore down last week.

"I didn't know what to do with it, so I brought it here," he told the newspaper. "I took it to three dumps to try to get rid of it and they told me to get lost."

Besides the missile launcher police collected more than 250 guns. They were all exchanged for sneakers or $50 gift certificates.
 

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Re: Florida Cops Get Missile Launcher in 'Kicks for Guns' Ex

zookeper said:
ORLANDO, Fla. â€" Police were hoping for a good turnout at their "Kicks for Guns" sneaker exchange Friday, but they weren't expecting to get a surface-to-air missile launcher

.An Ocoee man showed up and exchanged the 4-foot-long launcher for size-3 Reebok sneakers for his daughter, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Taking advantage of the exchange's no-questions-asked policy, the man was not identified. He told the Orlando Sentinel that he found the weapon in a shed he tore down last week.

"I didn't know what to do with it, so I brought it here," he told the newspaper. "I took it to three dumps to try to get rid of it and they told me to get lost."

Besides the missile launcher police collected more than 250 guns. They were all exchanged for sneakers or $50 gift certificates.
I'm calling BS on the S-A comment. It is most likely a LAW launcher, de-mil'ed and available at any local gunshow.
 

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:ditto: :bsflag:
 

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Surface to air missle my :censored:

I agree it's probably a law tube. I had one when I was a kid. I used to run around the neighborhood blowing up cars with that thing. If I were 8 years old today I would probably be sent to Gitmo :cry:
 

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Well, it wasn't a law tube. There is a picture here.

I think it's a TOW missile tube. Just as dangerous as a law tube if that's what it is.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/orl-bk-m ... ool_xpromo

"Somebody took really good care of this," said Williams, holding a .308-caliber M1-A Springfield rifle worth about $1,500. "I'd bet a body part this was never used in a crime."
:cry: :cry: :x :cry:
 

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It's a crime that some idiot turned in that M1a to be scrapped for a pair of sneakers. :?
 

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It's a crime that some idiot turned in that M1a to be scrapped for a pair of sneakers. :?
Very true. Maybe we can find the schedule/location of these things and tell them they can get more money by selling them on here. 8) Or we can offer a pair of sneakers plus $50.
 

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After hefting the weapon designed to blow jets out of the sky
Jesse Jackson? Can't you blow stuff out of the sky with other things too?

Those sawed-off shotguns were clearly for committing crimes.
Is it wrong to have a interest in collecting SBRs?

police say the guns taken in reduce the number that can be stolen in burglaries to arm criminals.
You obviously aren't securing your weapons properly or don't have proper self-defense tools if people are always stealing guns from you.

toy guns that had been altered to look like real weapons.
Oh noes!

"Somebody took really good care of this," said Williams, holding a .308-caliber M1-A Springfield rifle worth about $1,500. "I'd bet a body part this was never used in a crime."
Quoted again..shame on you.
 

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Well, it wasn't a law tube. There is a picture here.

I think it's a TOW missile tube. Just as dangerous as a law tube if that's what it is.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/orl-bk-m ... ool_xpromo

"Somebody took really good care of this," said Williams, holding a .308-caliber M1-A Springfield rifle worth about $1,500. "I'd bet a body part this was never used in a crime."
:cry: :cry: :x :cry:
That is a TOW tube. It's not a launcher, which providers more damning evidence that a) the press is stupid and b) OPD is a media whore.

The person who turned in M1A's is proof that you can't fix stupid.

ETA: That tow tube looks like the BFV training tube, not a real live TOW.
 

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What a shame. I really, really, really needed a shoulder-fired surface-to-air missle launcher today at the trap and skeet range ! Sometimes my shotgun and I just aren't up to the job.
 

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Well, it's sorta a packing tube. TOW missiles fire from that tube like an AT-4 or a LAW. So, yeah, it's a packing tube, but all you have to do is slide the whole tube in a launcher to use it.
 
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