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Someone Brought A Legit Rocket Launcher To A Baltimore Firearms Buyback Event 😮

Baltimore just had a firearms buy-back event and more than 1,000 firearms were purchased by the city. Among the sales were 509 handguns, 273 rifles, 245 shotguns, and one rocket launcher. Yes, you read that right.

Interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle claims that by buying back some of the city’s guns, they are potentially taking guns off the street that can be used for crimes.

There is concern among some residents that, because submissions are anonymous, non-Baltimore residents could get money for their unwanted firearms.

However, Tuggle does not share their concern.

“This is originally designed for city residents, however we know that a number of guns we found, in a lot of the violence that happens in Baltimore, comes from the surrounding counties.”

He also said:

“If they’re not in existence, they’re not in the home, they can’t be used, they can’t be stolen. They won’t contribute to our violence.”

This year’s buy-back scored big with the receipt of a rocket launcher.

The rocket launcher was brought in, unloaded, on Monday, December 17.

The city of Baltimore paid the former owner $500 for the launcher. They have also reached out to the military and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to track down where the launcher came from.

People can’t figure out how the rocket launcher came into the hands of a civilian.

Others are simply in shock.

So, if you need to get rid of your personal rocket launcher, head to Baltimore next year for their annual buy-back event.

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Written by B Miller

Travel lover, dog Mom, Slytherin, future wifey.