UGLY: 27 "Assault Rifles Stolen From the Army

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    Exclamation UGLY: 27 "Assault Rifles Stolen From the Army

    27 Rifles Stolen From Fort Irwin

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- More than two dozen assault rifles have been stolen from a Southern California military base, and investigators sought the public's help as they looked to arrest suspects and recover the weapons, federal officials said Friday. Twenty-six AK-74 assault rifles and one Dragunov sniper rifle were stolen from a supply warehouse at Fort Irwin in San Bernardino County on July 15, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says in a statement.

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    I'd say these were "REAL" Assault Rifles, as in being select fire and not your run of the mill "media-assault rifles" aka the semi auto AR15's we're all familiar with!
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    I'd say these were "REAL" Assault Rifles, as in being select fire
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    Anyone wanna bet they show up in Mexico?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Anyone wanna bet they show up in Mexico?
    That's a good bet, especially since the site of the theft is in Kalifornia!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Anyone wanna bet they show up in Mexico?
    I see that bet, and raise you an "Anyone wanna bet the BATF is already tracking them in Mexico as part of operation "fast and furious?"
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    Whoever took em better hope he covered his tracks well,I remember back in 1977 somebody grabbed an ammo can out of the back of a SP vehicle at the chow hall,it held 18 HE 40mm grenades,they found the ammo can off base but no grenades,they had a composite pic of a possible suspect,The guy saw the pic in an entry gate guard shack and it looked almost exactly like him,he drove over to the LE headquarters and turned himself in,he buried the grenades when he saw what he had.his next assignment was Fort Leavenworth Ks.
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    I thought you were guarding the weapons man????
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Whoever took em better hope he covered his tracks well,I remember back in 1977 somebody grabbed an ammo can out of the back of a SP vehicle at the chow hall,it held 18 HE 40mm grenades,they found the ammo can off base but no grenades,they had a composite pic of a possible suspect,The guy saw the pic in an entry gate guard shack and it looked almost exactly like him,he drove over to the LE headquarters and turned himself in,he buried the grenades when he saw what he had.his next assignment was Fort Leavenworth Ks.
    It got a lot looser in the 80's. I remember the 2nd Ranger Bn at Ft Lewis lost an M60 machinegun in the Nisqually River during a river crossing op and they didn't even drag the river. The kid who lost it had to pay for it and that was that. I think he got a wrist slap because he didn't have a dummy cord tied to the weapon and then to HIMSELF, but the evidence of that would have been a drowned Ranger at the bottom of the river when the 25 pound gun and all his other gear took him down .... blub-blub-buhBYE! There was also a rash at Ft Lewis then of Biker gangs supposedly ripping off M16s from unwary platoons not so deep in the woods and near public lands. But as much as I heard about stuff like that and we had constant base briefings on it from the G2 guys and the MP's, I never could verify any actual cases. Probably because the folks it happened to would have been unmercifully ribbed for all eternity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Whoever took em better hope he covered his tracks well,I remember back in 1977 somebody grabbed an ammo can out of the back of a SP vehicle at the chow hall,it held 18 HE 40mm grenades,they found the ammo can off base but no grenades,they had a composite pic of a possible suspect,The guy saw the pic in an entry gate guard shack and it looked almost exactly like him,he drove over to the LE headquarters and turned himself in,he buried the grenades when he saw what he had.his next assignment was Fort Leavenworth Ks.
    Then there was that guy in San Diego in '95. You know. The one that stole the tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paaiyan View Post
    Then there was that guy in San Diego in '95. You know. The one that stole the tank.
    That was from a National Guard base and he ran it down the highway until he high centered it on the concrete highway divider. Then a cop ran up and fired his sidearm down into the drivers bay thus demonstrating in action the principle of TRADE UP whereby a firearm of lesser caliber can be used by indigenous forces to secure larger weapons! What a demonstration.
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