2 Rocket Launchers Turned In During LAPD Gun Buyback (PHOTOS)Categories: WTF
Many if not most of the weapons pictured here that were turned in to the LAPD during a buy-back program are illegal to just walk in somewhere and buy. These weapons are bought illegally from the black-market. They are trafficked by gangs and drug cartels. They come from South and Central America through Mexico to the US, where most were originally given to these countries governments by Cuba, the former USSR, China, and the USA originally during the Cold War in an effort to court them as allies. Since the Cold War and often after one or more governmental over-throws and/or corrupt officials compromise these arms for private gain. They have become a good source of revenues for whomever controls them. These are not the kinds of guns bought in gun stores except rarely, by special provisions and extreme governmental oversight.