SFPD takes a “Bazooka” off the streets

| December 17, 2017 | 100 Comments

Apparently, the San Francisco Police Department didn’t learn anything from their brothers in Los Angeles when they paid good taxpayer money for another fiberglass inert rocket launcher tube this weekend;

A community leader believes San Francisco took a big step toward being less violent with the event.

“We got a bazooka off the street. We got a cannon ball off the street. We got assault rifles. We got everything that you can name that could destroy a whole universe and we get rid of them within hours,” Rudy Corpuz Jr. with United Playaz said.

Buyback organizers also told us that it succeeded because of its “no questions asked” policy for the people who surrendered guns.

The inert fiberglass tube is an expended AT-4 anti-tank weapon, but once the weapon has been fired, as this one has been fired, it’s nothing more than trash. It can’t be reloaded – you know, like a stolen law enforcement officer’s handgun can be reloaded and used to kill a young girl on a pier in San Francisco. So, SFPD was successful in getting trash off the street, but no one is safer.

I’d like to see the cannonball they say they bought, too.

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  1. Li Right says:

    My God….these people give “dumb as a box of rocks” new meaning. “Inert” in this story is a direct reference to their absence of intellect!!!

    As a retired LEO (LI, NY) I can say without hesitation that we wouldn’t have wasted our time with this “trash!”

  2. USAFRetired says:

    Is dumbass one word or two? Or is it hyphenated. Its good to see “no questions were asked” Were any of the items previously stolen? Or had they been used in a previous crime?

    I’ve got a couple breaktop revolvers that are about a century old I inherited. I could exchange them for one of these cash buy backs and then buy a useful firearm or ammo with the proceeds.

    • rgr769 says:

      First, you might want to check out what they are worth in the Blue Book of Gun Values. These old wheel guns have become quite popular in the past 20 years with Cowboy Action Shooters who use them to compete in pocket pistol shooting events. I have seen guns you could buy for $100 a few years ago now fetching prices double that and more, especially for those made by Smith & Wesson. If they are shootable, put them on Gunbroker. If they are junk, by all means turn them in for some gov’t sucker bucks.

  3. 26Limabeans says:

    “I’d like to see the cannonball they say they bought, too”

    A single cherry bomb?

  4. Top WKone says:

    I bet the “cannon ball” is one of those hand delivered type with three pre-drilled holes and known for being used to knock down pins

  5. 26Limabeans says:

    Wanna have some fun?
    Take a four foot piece of 3 inch PVC pipe.
    Paint it OD and lean it against a cheap tripod on your front lawn.
    Go inside the house and wait.

  6. Doc Savage says:


    And whoever sold that useless tube of fiberglass to the SFPD can now go out and purchase a real weapon or ammunition.

    I’m going to the next SFPD buyback with my sons PVC spud gun…..total cost: $8.00 in parts and PVC cement.

    I can paint it OD green and stencil the outside with “Heat Seeking Nuclear Shaped Charge Armor Piercing Rapid Fire Laser Guided Weapon of Mass Destruction”.

    Mark 1A

  7. Bim says:

    One thing to remember: this story sounds ridiculous because we are not the intended audience. This whole clip is geared to keep the uninformed suburbanite viewers scared, the liberal college student group-think mentality intact and enraged, and to make the government lackeys look like “They’re doing something about these crazy gun nuts”.

    That cop knows damned well he is carrying a useless husk, yet he displays it carefully and gently moves it like it was the tsar bomba. It’s all just a game to keep liberal society intact and engaged.

    Damn, I should probably grab another coffee. I’m a bit grumpy this morning.

  8. Vexatious Defendant says:


    It was Nancy Poledanski who wrote the talking points for the community leader in SF. Her expertise in all things weapons, gun and ammo produces profound statements of insanity.

  9. Ex-PH2 says:

    How much were they giving away?

    I could repaint my laser tag gun, ’cause it looks like a sort-of real thing, and turn it in at their next buyback event. It uses infrared light bullets, you know. Very dangerous.

  10. 26Limabeans says:

    I’ll bet you could turn in an empty ammo can.
    Pick a size. The tall inert mortar ones are especially dangerous to children.

    • borderbill (a NIMBY/BANANA) says:

      Those cans we used to toss away in the ’60’s?–kept one for shoeshine gear. Ya see what they want fer ’em at surplus stores? Don’t give these clowns anything that could be useful.

    • Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

      I tried to take two empty ammo cans out of Norfolk,NOB’S main gate after we got back from the Dominica Republic’s mini revolution in 1965 but the Marine Gate Rat’s said they were Govt. property and confiscated them. I wish they could have seen the tax payers dollars worth of munitions that were thrown off the fan tail after the cases were opened up but the BLT was put on hold and did not go ashore.

  11. Green Thumb says:

    I wonder if it was in used NATO configuration?

    “Backblast Area CLEAR!!!”

  12. Brown Neck Gaitor says:

    $200 for assault weapons and $100 for handguns.

    I just finished wrapping presents, so I have 3 empty cardboard tubes that are just as dangerous as that launch tube. $600, thankyouverymuch!

    UP claimed 5 automatic weapons and “even” an AK. The picture of the AK has the California mandated mods, so there is zero chance it is automatic. I suspect the same for the other 4.

  13. Perry Gaskill says:

    For the sake of accuracy, the SFPD did not take a so-called bazooka off the street. At least not directly. All of the weapons were collected during the buy-back program run by United Playaz, which is funded by a community development grant and some medical marijuana dispensaries. The cops were there pretty much just to haul everything off.

    Something annoying, at least it seems to me, is how people like Rudy Corpuz Jr. manage to make a living by being professional gang bangers. As if it’s a matter of give generously to United Playaz, or bad things will happen. Where’s Harry Callahan when you need him?

    “This here is an AT-4 anti-tank weapon, Rudy. It’s one of the most powerful bazookas in the world. And you’re probably asking yourself; did he fire it already or not. And do I feel lucky. Well do ya, Rudy?”

    • Jonn Lilyea says:

      Actually it was the police. From the article;

      The buyback was held on Howard Street in the South of Market Area when police showed off this military-grade bazooka.

      Officers also collected handguns, shotguns, and high-powered rifles.

      • Perry Gaskill says:

        You’re right in a certain sense, Jonn. The SFPD was there to “secure” the weapons, but didn’t apparently pay any of the money. In addition, the location of the buyback was at the United Playaz clubhouse on Howard Street. Which also raises the question: If you were a cop and some low-ride vato drove up with an empty AT-4 tube, would you choose to take it off his hands, or would you tell him to take it home and turn it into barrio yard art?

        The San Francisco Chronicle had a more detailed story on how things worked:


      • rgr769 says:

        The SF LGBTQWERTY Police wouldn’t know a “bazooka” if one hit them in their assless chaps, when off duty (we hope).

        • Perry Gaskill says:

          I happened to know a few SF cops and firemen at one time. None of them were LGBTQWERTY, or wore assless chaps, or even resided in the city. Just because you’re a zookeeper doesn’t mean you live at the zoo. The SF Board of Supervisors once had a rule you had to be a resident in order to work for the city, but it was routinely ignored because the city couldn’t have functioned if it was enforced.

          • rgr769 says:

            Well, I had the misfortune of watching a Love the LGBQWERTY presentation by a SFPD officer who was “formerly” male and is now one of the fugliest dudes with tits I have ever seen. So, that was then and this is now (this year).

            • Perry Gaskill says:

              Point taken. It’s been awhile. I once worked under temporary contract to the city, and the LGBTQWERTYs didn’t seem to be as much of an issue then as a couple of other things. One was the rampant nepotism among Asian employees to the extent even they joked about it. Another frustration was that every single tiny decision needed to be examined for a political correctness which seemed to change all the time.

              One of the classics, for example, was that you couldn’t buy Sony monitors because Sony did business with the government of Myanmar who had apparently caused yet another international outrage. Take that one example, no big deal by itself, but multiply it by 1000, and you started getting an accurate picture of the extent of the moon-bat craziness.

      • jonp says:

        Where can I buy a Non “Military-Grade Bazooka”?

  14. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Stupid libtard fucks…

  15. The Other Whitey says:

    If I hit up a surplus store for a bunch of expended/training stuff, then turn around and sell it for profit to a buyback program in a sanctuary city, do I have to pay a capital gains tax?

  16. Wilted Willy says:

    I am thinking of painting a 55 gallon drum OD, stencil a few military looking numbers and nomenclature on it, then blamo, I could pass it off to the libtards as a MOAB and make a couple of hundred bucks off of it and increase my rum supply?

  17. rgr769 says:

    Jonn, like you, I would love to see a photo of that “cannonball.” There is nothing deadlier than solid shot for a Civil War 12-pounder Napoleon or a Three inch Ordinance Rifle./s Of course, it is nothing but an inert lump of cast iron without the cannon to fire it.

  18. Skyjumper says:

    My kind of “Bazooka”.

    Good old Bazooka bubble gum along with Bazooka Joe and his gang comics.

    And if you saved the wrappers…….free gifts!!


  19. Skyjumper says:

    According to this San Fran article, they also took in a “rocket launcher”.

    San Francisco police were handed a few unexpected firearms during a Saturday gun buyback: An AT-4 a.k.a. a Bazooka-like anti-tank weapon, a rocket launcher and a cannonball.


  20. Roger in Republic says:

    And these people are worried about a NorK Nuclear Missile attack. I would see it as a blessing.


    Were they searching for red rockets in the Castro?
    Were they really looking for ‘Friends of Dorothy’???

  22. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    I should have saved my Whammo slingshot and sold it back as a miniature catapult plus my Daisy Mod. 25 BB gun with the broken spring. Maybe a box of stones with a leather thong inside and stencil it as the Acme Goliath killer or a red NFPA/NIOSH/OSHA approved gasolene safety can and stick a 1075 hazmat sticker on it.

  23. Just An Old Dog says:

    Plasma Rifle in 40 Watt Range,,,,

  24. jonp says:

    I’ve got a Lorcin 380 I bought of a guy for $25. That’s some kinda profit for me right there. I also have a couple of pistols that don’t work so that is more profit. With what I get from the touchy feely crowd I can buy several 80% lowers and build a bunch of stuff. Woo Hoo

  25. Green Thumb says:

    Dude in the glasses up top looks like he has never seen one before…

    One would assume at the very minimum they would give them a 30 minute block of instruction.

  26. kammy says:

    I bet these dumbass people would buy a bubble gun!

  27. NHSparky says:

    Former CA State Senator Leland Yee could not be reached for comment.

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