Machine gun captured by Sgt. York to be melted

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Thorsen, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. Thorsen

    Thorsen New Member

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    In this article ran by the blog I am linking you to, a piece of history is in danger of being destroyed by the BATF. Evidently, when captured, this machine gun was mailed home to be displayed and eventually found its way into the attic of the local library. The librarian stumbled across it and realized this was the machine gun captured by Sgt. York and could be worth upwards of $200,000 for its historical significance. Unfortunately, it was never registered and the BATF is not allowing the library to retroactively register it, and are offering only that it should be destroyed.

    When you pick your jaw up off the ground, think about what you might be able to do to assist in keeping this important piece of history out of the furnaces of the BATF.
     
  2. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    I find it ironic that the library is trying to get Sens. Kennedy and Kerry to do something.

    That really is a shame though. I really hope it doesn't get destroyed. Might as well burn down other historical stuff. It should be viewed as a piece of history. It isn't like it's going to "end up on the back of a gangbanger's truck", to quote one of the comments.
     

  3. legacy38

    legacy38 Active Member

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    It should be in a museum.
     
  4. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Too bad they aren't in Florida; They could have gotten a nice pair of kicks for it. :roll:
     
  5. jgullock

    jgullock Active Member

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    If Kennedy got involved with this it would end up being submerged.
     
  6. foshizzle

    foshizzle New Member

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    #-o
     
  7. AeroShooter

    AeroShooter New Member

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    We'll just have to cross that bridge when we come to it.

    I've always wondered what it would be like to be the member of a political family that nobody thought was worth shooting.
     
  8. Macktee

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    Definitely! Why couldn't it be placed in the Smithsonion? I know the BATF rules on Class III weapons are pretty inflexible, but for a piece of history like this, an exception should be made.

    Actually, I wouldn't be surprised to see Kerry and Kennedy try to save it. Ya know, just to prove they're not anti-gun liberals...... :rotfl2:

    In England and Australia, they melted down some truly beautiful and valuable antique guns, making no attempt to save those of special significance or value. A gun is a gun is a gun, ergo ALL guns are evil... :devil:
     
  9. blind_shake

    blind_shake Active Member

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    Why not weld the sear or other auto mechanisms...not like its ever going to be fired again. then destroy the parts and keep the rest. Hoo bingo we got a historical artifact and the ATF can kiss everyones' A#$.
     
  10. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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  11. Tinkerhell

    Tinkerhell Active Member

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    Just stupid.
    Reminds me of "zero tolerance" policies in school.
    Zero tolerance = Zero thinking
    :shakehead:
     
  12. viper32cm

    viper32cm New Member

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    Well I read on CNN today that one of Elvis' guns was stolen from the Graceland museum.

    So I guess maybe, maybe a crazy Sergeant York devotee might go crazy steal the machine gun and go out and mow down some Germans.
     
  13. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    Fixed it for ya!