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Feds Seize 30 'Machine Guns' at Port of Tacoma

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Fungunner, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Fungunner

    Fungunner

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    So, who wants to be the first to convert one of these machine guns and test fire it?

    :rofl:

    http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattle911/archives/195667.asp

    Feds seize 30 'machine guns' at Tacoma's port

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday that its officers have seized a shipment of what it describes as 30 machine guns (M-4 automatic rifles) shipped from Taiwan.

    The guns were fashioned to shoot plastic balls but could have easily become real weapons, the feds said.


    The shipment arrived on Oct. 20 at Tacoma and has been investigated since. The guns were seized Feb. 8.

    The shipment was described as toys and parts and valued at $10,000.

    Officers examined it and found the rifles. They were the same size, weight and look of M-4 rifles. There were no serial numbers that a real gun would have but neither were there orange-blaze tips, which are required for all imported toy guns.

    Investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive showed that the guns had been tooled to shoot plastic balls. However, parts could be switched out quickly to allow them to fire live ammunition.

    ATF lab results indicated the rifle to be a WE-Tech, Model AWSS M4CQBR, Airsoft M-4 copy.

    The guns will be destroyed.
     
  2. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Whew! Thank God they were on the ball. I feel so much safer now.
     

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    So the feds got 30 Air Soft guns WOW I feel safe now
     
  4. REA9mm

    REA9mm get ready

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    Some airsofters who ordered a very realistic looking m4 are gonna be really disappointed.
     
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    Yeah...10,000$ worth of hurting.

    They should have known better, no red tips ? What were they thinking ?
     
  7. The Machinist

    The Machinist Please! Please! No more!

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    This is a complete and total lie.
     
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    A whole lot of someones need to become instant janitors over this one including the reporter. (and I deeply apologize to any janitors I may have offended)
     
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    Somehow the shipper put a value of $10,000 on the shipping documents for 30 units. Thats $333 ea. There could be more to this story.
     
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    bravo.jpg sierra.jpg
     
  12. itsgottabeapit

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    I hate when the media misportrays guns and gun owners.

    It always gets me when they misuse the terms automatic weapon and machine gun. One time I watched a guy talk about how a shotgun was a poor choice for selfdefense because it could go through walls, etc..someone asked him if he had ever shot a shotgun before, he replied "no".

    really ticks me off.
     
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    EDIT ADDED: http://www.airsplat.com/items/GR-WE-M4-GBB.htm $375 each.

    I don't know but I bet there are airsoft guns that cost that much. I paid $75 a few years ago for a clear plastic ar-15 airsoft.
     
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    Thats about the price of those higher end airsoft rifles. Those damn things can get expensive.
     
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    Someone please tell how in the world do you convert an airsoft gun to working M-4?

    Sorry I don't buy it. I think I can make a kiddie car into a Dodge 1500 easier. :rofl:
     
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    I think the problem may be in how they were marked on the shipping label. It's obvious that these guns are legal to own here in the States. It probably has more to do with no orange plugs and the shipping description "toys".
     
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    Wow, first they stop the guy in the car headed into the US with a bomb, making them look like a high grade professional on the ball agency, then this crap happens and they look like total buffoons.

    Somebody quit giving out badges to every short but that comes through please...
     
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    My guess is, you might could use the stock, the forearm and sights from the Airsoft gun, so, yes, with the addition of a complete lower, a complete upper and a barrel, this might be easily converted. And all available by mail order through your local jihad supply store.
     
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    Did these people take the short bus to the office?