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    Arrow Thursday's FIX of PIX!! December 27th 2012

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    YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 25, 2012) Sailors cut a Christmas cake aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a special holiday meal. George Washington forward deployed at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Recruit Spencer Rhoades/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 18, 2012) Sailors hurry to slide a pallet of food away from the receiving area of the flight deck aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a vertical replenishment. Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

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    MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain (Dec. 11, 2012) Fire Controlman 3rd Class Vincent Schaefer puts a round turn on a bitt aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) as the ship moors. Farragut is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class A.J. Jones/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 16, 2012) Seaman Jesse Pipper directs crane operations in the boat valley aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 16, 2012) Amphibious assault vehicles approach the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 16, 2012) Seaman Kevin Campbell directs an amphibious assault vehicle in the well deck aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20).(U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Dec. 16, 2012) Amphibious assault vehicles transit the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

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    ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 18, 2012) Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Jennifer Gonzales, from New Port Richey, Fla., hauls in excess line during a replenishment-at-sea aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

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    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Dec. 20, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) Airman Jimmy Young helps lower a catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is in the last year of a refueling and complex overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Eric Norcross/Released)


    A firefighter stands next to a cave-in at a crossroad in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, December 26, 2012. The cause of the cave-in, measuring about 6 meters (20 ft.) in depth, 10 meters (32.8 ft.) in diameter, is still under investigation. Three coal gas tubes and one water tube were broken during the collapse and firefighters are trying to dilute the coal gas at the site, reported local media. *******/Stringer


    A woman holds a poster of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong after she swims in the Yangtze River during winter on Mao's 119th birthday anniversary in Wuhan, Hubei province, December 26, 2012. Mao was widely reported as a swimming fan in the past. The Chinese characters on the poster read "Red sun" (Top), "The red sun rises from the east above the grand mountains and rivers" (L), "The strong east wind blows and a new phase appears."(R) *******/Stringer


    A cap worn by a paramilitary recruit (4th L) falls during their practice with reversed caps atop their heads on Christmas Day in Suining, Sichuan province, December 25, 2012. Picture taken December 25, 2012. *******/Stringer


    Paramilitary recruits wearing Santa Claus hats take part in arm-wrestling during a training break on Christmas Day in Suining, Sichuan province, December 25, 2012. Picture taken December 25, 2012. *******/Stringer


    Policemen try to stop balloons with a caricature of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo and the words "release" from flying over a gate into the Chinese liaison office during a protest in Hong Kong December 25, 2012.

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    People view the equipment of the naval special forces of the missile destroyer "Qingdao" in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Dec. 26, 2012. Four warships of the Chinese navy, including "Qingdao", "Zhoushan", "Guangzhou" and "Shenzhen", held an open day to public in their namesake cities on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)


    A boy waves the national flag in front of the missile destroyer "Qingdao" in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Dec. 26, 2012.


    Six appellants convicted of murdering 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River last year hear their verdict at a court in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Dec. 26, 2012. The Provincial Higher People's Court of Yunnan on Wednesday rejected appeals from the six people who were convicted of intentional homicide, drug trafficking, kidnapping and hijacking by a local court in Kunming last November. The provincial higher court upheld death penalties for the case's prime convicts Naw Kham, the Myanmar drug lord, and three of his right-hand men. The court also sustained sentences for the two other Myanmar convicts, known by their Chinese names Zha Bo and Zha Tuobo. They were handed a death sentence with two-year reprieve and eight years in prison, respectively. (Xinhua/Liu Xuebin)


    Naw Kham, the Myanmar drug lord convicted of murdering 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River last year, hears his verdict at a court in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Dec. 26, 2012.






    Afghan policemen unload bags of seized hashish during a presentation by Afghan border police in east Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province, Dec. 27, 2012. Afghan border police captured around 800 kilograms of hashish during an operation in Nangarhar province. (Xinhua/Tahir Safi)




    Policemen patrol a street after clashes between gunmen and police officers in state of Jalisco, Mexico, Dec. 23, 2012. Thirteen people were killed in various clashes across Jalisco and Michoacan states, local media reported. (Xinhua/Xolo)


    Policemen walk beside broken glass after clashes between gunmen and police officers in state of Jalisco, Mexico, Dec. 23, 2012. Thirteen people were killed in various clashes across Jalisco and Michoacan states, local media reported. Thirteen people have been killed and six others gravely wounded following numerous shootouts in the Mexican state of Jalisco, officials said.

    Bullet riddled vehicles and buildings showed the amount of firepower used by unnamed assailants who battled with
    police on Sunday. Police information points to two groups who may be responsible for the violence, the Templar Gentlemen and the New Generation Cartel of Jalisco.

    In total, more than 60,000 people have died in drug-related violence and more than 5,000 disappeared in Mexico since December 2006.(Xinhua/Xolo)


    Afghan police officers take oath during a graduation ceremony in Nangarhar province of eastern Afghanistan, Dec. 27, 2012. A total of 180 Afghan policemen graduated on Thursday after a two-month training in Nangarhar. (Xinhua/Tahir Safi)


    An Afghan police officer receives his certificate during a graduation ceremony in Nangarhar province of eastern Afghanistan, Dec. 27, 2012. A total of 180 Afghan policemen graduated on Thursday after a two-month training in Nangarhar. (Xinhua/Tahir Safi)


    A policeman checks a reclaimed rifle in Los Angeles, the U.S., on Dec. 26, 2012. Los Angeles police reclaimed guns here on Wednesday in response to the Dec. 14 school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Locals who handed in their guns could get cash coupon in return. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)


    Reclaimed pistols are put in a bucket in Los Angeles, the U.S., on Dec. 26, 2012. Los Angeles police reclaimed guns here on Wednesday in response to the Dec. 14 school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Locals who handed in their guns could get cash coupon in return. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)

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    Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck holds an AR-15 assault rifle that was turned in as L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (L) looks on during a news conference at a gun buyback held by the Los Angeles Police Department in Los Angeles, California, December 26, 2012 following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. The program normally occurs in May but Villaraigosa accelerated the schedule in response to the December 14 shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead, along with the gunman, and caused a national outcry against gun violence. People can anonymously trade in their guns, no questions asked, for $200 grocery store gift cards for automatic weapons and $100 gift cards for shotguns, handguns and rifles. *******/David McNew




























    Police officers collect guns from people in their cars at a gun buyback held by the Los Angeles Police Department in Los Angeles, California, December 26, 2012 following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. The program normally occurs in May but Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa accelerated the schedule in response to the December 14 shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead, along with the gunman, and caused a national outcry against gun violence. People can anonymously trade in their guns, no questions asked, for $200 grocery store gift cards for automatic weapons and $100 gift cards for shotguns, handguns and rifles. *******/David McNew

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    Bloody hell did I spot a sten gun being handed in! As a Brit I don't wish to comment on American internal politics, but that amount of weapons handed in must be a positive step.

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    Andy - These "Buy Back Programs" are usually older people turning in weapons they no longer need/use or people that might have Inherited a firearm from a family member and are not avid shooters or hunters. These programs mean well but honestly if these pictures are all the guns that got turned in, 3 Ar-15's and maybe 3-4 ak47/sks our streets are not that much cleaner. I know the state in which I'm from if they tried this it would be a VERY slow day and I'm not from Texas. Truly surprised to even see that someone turned in there Ar-15's in a country were you cannot find one at your local gun shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andypandy820 View Post
    Bloody hell did I spot a sten gun being handed in! As a Brit I don't wish to comment on American internal politics, but that amount of weapons handed in must be a positive step.
    I don't know what's more criminal, simply abiding by the CONSTITUTIONAL right to keep and bear firearms. Or government sponsored programs that specifically disarm and RIP OFF the general [ignorant] populous.

    As Kceffect05 said, most of the people that jump on these programs are NOT your average firearm owner. Probably inherited them, or even worse I could see a family member 'taking initiative' and jumping on this bandwagon; maybe some guy's wife while he's out at work or something. "Honey while you were out..." Just hard to believe someone with any level of intellect, especially with the gun-market right now would consider trading an AR-15 for a $100-200 food stamp. Not trying to be cliche, but it seems to me that once again the government truly cares NOTHING for the liberties of their own people, they prey on 'our' fear and ignorance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andypandy820 View Post
    Bloody hell did I spot a sten gun being handed in!
    Yeas, I did notice that to. Amazing some of those are still around. I would expect only with collectors. Isn't the sten the weapon that liked to discharge when dropped on the but? Although I am sure it is/was not the only gun to suffer from that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerBD View Post
    I don't know what's more criminal, simply abiding by the CONSTITUTIONAL right to keep and bear firearms. Or government sponsored programs that specifically disarm and RIP OFF the general [ignorant] populous.

    As Kceffect05 said, most of the people that jump on these programs are NOT your average firearm owner. Probably inherited them, or even worse I could see a family member 'taking initiative' and jumping on this bandwagon; maybe some guy's wife while he's out at work or something. "Honey while you were out..." Just hard to believe someone with any level of intellect, especially with the gun-market right now would consider trading an AR-15 for a $100-200 food stamp. Not trying to be cliche, but it seems to me that once again the government truly cares NOTHING for the liberties of their own people, they prey on 'our' fear and ignorance.
    First, your gov't has not disarmed you using this program. You have disarmed yourself when you hand your weapon in voluntarily.

    Second, these programs give those who want a $100/200 food card more than they want a firearm. So, it provides people with a safe and legal opportunity to get rid of firearms they probably won't take to the range or otherwise use in the first place. This program proves that there are people out there who would rather have $100/200 in food than a firearm, and if they really need that $100 for food then they probably shouldn't have bought a $400ish rifle in the first place.

    Third, the people handing-in firearms are probably not gun enthusiasts like us MPeeners, so they might not have had these weapons securely stored, so these guns will not be stolen from (perhaps) negligent owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bd popeye View Post

    Is that a legit Luger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairborne Ranger View Post
    Is that a legit Luger?
    the one on top? thats a Ruger

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoboCanada View Post
    First, your gov't has not disarmed you using this program. You have disarmed yourself when you hand your weapon in voluntarily.

    Third, the people handing-in firearms are probably not gun enthusiasts like us MPeeners, so they might not have had these weapons securely stored, so these guns will not be stolen from (perhaps) negligent owners.
    ^^This! Don't understand what pro-gun people have against such initiatives. This should increase safe storage of guns, thus helping your cause. Just saying...

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    wow...someone turned in an HK SP89 and got a measly $200 gift card? those are going for about $5000 right now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by been View Post
    the one on top? thats a Ruger
    I see 3 of those Rugers in there. No big loss.

    Oop my mistake, I think I see the Luger now, to the right of the top Ruger, with a wood handgrip.

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    What is it? Look like ar-15 clone with M16 parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zahmTOD View Post
    What is it? Look like ar-15 clone with M16 parts.
    First off, "AR-15 clone with M16 parts" doesn't make sense since the M16 itself is an AR-15.

    Second, it's an Armscor M16 22; a .22LR replica AR-15 made in the Philippines.

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