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Another reason to disarm the electorate. ;) ;)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/07/30/27-rifles-stolen-from-california-military-base/

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Twenty-six AK-74 assault rifles, above, and one Dragunov sniper rifle were stolen from a supply warehouse at Fort Irwin in San Bernardino County.

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.

Some arrests have been made and one rifle has been recovered, but the agency is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to further arrests, the statement said.

"Community participation is necessary to improve the likelihood that ATF and our law enforcement partners will track down the firearms as well as the criminals who have sought to destabilize our community through illegal activity," ATF Special Agent in Charge John A. Torres said in the statement.

ATF spokesman Special Agent Christian Hoffman could not say when reached by phone how many were arrested, whether they were military or civilian or what motive they may have had.

He referred those questions to military officials, who made the arrests. Phone and email messages left late Friday for a spokesman from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Command, which is investigating the theft along with the ATF and the FBI, were not immediately returned.

Hoffman also could not say why word of the theft did not become public for two weeks, but said his agency decided to issue a news release because of the potential danger the loose weapons posed.

"We determined that there was a public safety issue with the guns getting out on the street,"
 

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VolkoSupply said:
How did AK-74's and a drugonov get on a US military base in California?
:yepthat

I was just thinking that too!
 

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VolkoSupply said:
How did AK-74's and a drugonov get on a US military base in California?
That's what I was thinking.

Maybe captured weapons?

Training aids?
 

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Isn't that a grenade launcher in the picture?
 

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Tonto said:
Isn't that a grenade launcher in the picture?
YEP !! It looks exactly like the AK equipped Grenade Launcher that I have in my safe. It's amazing what they let you have in exchange for that pesky folding stock. :) :) :)
 

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We have aks in our arsenal used for training on foreign arms training
 

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VolkoSupply said:
How did AK-74's and a drugonov get on a US military base in California?
Many US bases have NUMEROUS foreign weapons systems on them, from individual rifles, RPG's, anti-personel mines, and even armored vehicles and aircraft. As others have said, for cross-training and recognition purposes.......among other things 8).
 

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Mad Russian said:
Iz not grenayd loncher, iz akurasee eemproover!
:pmsl
 

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Dan 0351 said:
Many US bases have NUMEROUS foreign weapons systems on them, from individual rifles, RPG's, anti-personel mines, and even armored vehicles and aircraft. As others have said, for cross-training and recognition purposes.......among other things 8).
That, exactly. We had Com Bloc and other weapons for training, and for other operations
 

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i thought the terrorists were gonna get these weapons from gun shows????
 

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bruzz123 said:
i thought the terrorists were gonna get these weapons from gun shows????
If it's a new York show they better not have collapsable stocks. You can get into trouble for that! ;D
 

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Sounds like somebody made a group buy! :-/
 

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My bet is that it was an inside job by gangbangers in the Army. Gangs love to send their members into the military (for the training) and it's becoming a serious concern for recruiters and law enforcement.
 

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Ft.Irwin is home to NTC. the national training center. we have those weapons there cause the soldiers who are stationed there play OP FOR for all the units that go training there. In other words they play the enemies while the visiting units play the their normal roles.
 

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Maybe the US army is going to the AK. It is a great firearm. No matter what you do to it, it will always fire. lol
 
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