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    Traffic stop leads to Japanese machine gun

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    Traffic stop leads to arrest, rare gun

    By Karen Voyles
    Sun staff writer

    Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 2:40 p.m.
    Last Modified: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 2:40 p.m.


    A woman reportedly driving five miles an hour over the speed limit in Williston led police to a World War II-era Japanese machine gun. Agents from the U. S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms confirmed Monday that the gun seized June 5 was a rare Nambu machine gun used by Japanese soldiers during World War II.

    According to Police Chief Dan Davis, the case began when Corp. Kevin Sheppard pulled over a red 1995 Mercury for driving about 30 mph in the 25-mph zone in the 100 block of NE 11th Ave. Sheppard said he grew suspicious of the driver and passenger after seeing a crack pipe protruding from driver Traci Bower's clothing. A subsequent search of the car turned up an assortment of prescription drugs and the machine gun.

    “When he (Sheppard) opened the trunk, he saw the butt end of the gun,” Davis said, “but when he started pulling it out, he realized it was very heavy — much heavier than a shotgun or a rifle and much longer. He kept pulling and the gun kept coming out. It was much longer than the guns we usually see.”

    The women reportedly told police the Nambu belonged to Bower's grandfather. Davis said his agency is trying to confirm ownership of the gun. Davis also said investigators suspect the women were planning to trade the Nambu for crack.

    Bowers, 45, of Dunnellon, and her passenger, Abby Ross, 45 of Beverly Hills, were charged with illegal possession of prescription drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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    What an idiot.
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    well they are really hard to conceal,butI'm betting that thing isn't registered with the ATF just a war souvenir the retards didn't know what they had,but it still be illegal posession of a machinegun
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    I just shot one of those Saturday in GA. The guy in the lane next to me offered to let me try it out. Really neat. As I began reading this my heart sank as I thought this guys gun may have been stolen or worse yet that he had it illegally. His was a war bring back that has been registered.
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    I think these use 7.7 mm ammo. Is that even available anymore? Real shame if this gets destroyed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    the women were planning to trade the Nambu for crack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnowell View Post
    I think these use 7.7 mm ammo. Is that even available anymore?
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