thedailysheeple.com / By M. Frank Drover / January 6th, 2013
In late December, Chief Charlie Beck of the Los Angeles Police Department made national headlines when his department reported that their city’s gun buy-back program yielded two military grade rocket launchers.
“Those are weapons of war, weapons of death. These are not hunting guns. These are not target guns…they have no place in our great city.”
The mainstream media quickly disseminated the claims to unsuspecting viewers across the country.
Well, first off, the rocket launchers are actually not rocket launchers at all. They are AT-4 M136 anti-tank grenade launchers, a significant difference in terms of capability when compared to a rocket launcher.
Moreover, and what credible journalists of the fourth estate failed to completely mention, is that the AT-4 is a single-use weapon, meaning that it is capable of firing one grenade and one grenade only, after which it is rendered inoperable.
The AT-4, once used, is totally useless as a weapon of war.