The LA Times is freaking out because during the city’s gun buyback program, the cops bought back an expended LAW and an expended AT-4. ” Holy hell why do people on our streets have military grade rocket launchers?” the reporter asks. Well, those rocket launchers aren’t even effective as clubs now. Anyone doing the least bit of research online would realize that those one-shot weapons. After they’ve been fired, those launchers become as dangerous as a cardboard box.
The official told us this is not that unusual, that “we’ve had them in the past.”
He says that police believe the “shoulder-fired” weapons are antiquated, decades-old, launchers from wars past often picked up by collectors or passed down to family members by veterans.
The official described them as LAW weapons, for light-anti-tank weapons.
They propel rocket grenades, but the official called them “non-working” because they did not have the “projectiles” with them. Thank God!?
I’ll admit that only a moron would keep an expended tube, but it’s not like someone is going to refurbish the things and make them into weapons again. If the cops paid for the things, they’re dumbasses. The only time I’ve seen a LAW tube refired is when we used to bury them on end up to the muzzle, drop an artillery simulator down the tube followed by a smoke grenade for some indirect short range smoke launchers.