Richard sends us a link to KIRO 7 in Seattle about another police department that was conned into buying back an “RPG” (yes, I know it’s an expended Stinger missile tube – Stingers are for shooting down aircraft) during their gun buyback program. The picture comes from their Facebook page.
Police said if people turn in a handgun, shotgun or a rifle, the exchange will be a $100 gift card from places like Amazon.com. For assault weapons, it would be a $200 gift card.
So you know that the police paid $200 for something someone bought at a surplus store for $25. Yeah, there’s no waiting period or background checks for buying an empty fiberglass tube. You’d think that the police would know that.
According to Seattle police, hundreds of guns were collected but the final count will be released Monday.
The Seattle Police Department said they hope to hold another gun buyback event soon.
So you guys out in Seattle have time to turn your PVC tubing into gold at the next gun buy back.
NOTE: Someone on facebook says it’s a “Redeye” launcher which is older than the Stinger, and he may just be right. But what it’s NOT is an RPG>