Archive for August 18th, 2007


Gun Buy Back Gone Wrong

ORLANDO, Fla. – Police were hoping for a good turnout at their “Kicks for Guns” sneaker exchange, but they weren’t expecting a surface-to-air missile launcher. An Ocoee man showed up and exchanged the 4-foot-long launcher for size-3 Reebok sneakers for his daughter, the Orlando Sentinel reported Friday. Taking advantage of the exchange’s no-questions-asked policy, the man was not identified. He told the Orlando Sentinel that he found the weapon in a shed he tore down last week. “I didn’t know what to do with it, so I brought it here,” he told the newspaper. “I took it to three dumps to try to get rid of it and they told me to get lost.”

I guess the man never reads magazines like Shotgun News or Small Arms Review. He might have noticed that shoulder fired missile launchers garner a bit more than the cost of a pair of kids sneaks… How’s that for a Bite Back?