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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:32 AM

Scouts find bag of guns while cleaning up

Source: Omaha World Herald

LEXINGTON A cleanup project by Lexington Boy Scouts turned up more than just a bagful of trash Sunday night as one Scout pulled a sack of firearms from the pond next to the Dawson County Museum.

The Lexington Police Department responded to a call at 6:54 p.m. Sunday from Troop 88 Scoutmaster Bo Berry. Scout Dakota Wigstone and his father, Mark Wigstone, were part of a cleanup project at the pond. The boys were using a hook attached to a pole to reach the trash around the edge of the pond when Dakota located the bag.

Inside was an assortment of firearms.

FULL story at link.



Read more: http://www.omaha.com/article/20120627/NEWS/120629774/1707#scouts-find-bag-of-guns-while-cleaning-up

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Reply Scouts find bag of guns while cleaning up (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jun 2012 OP
ashling Jun 2012 #1
Scootaloo Jun 2012 #2
hack89 Jun 2012 #8
Scootaloo Jun 2012 #15
hack89 Jun 2012 #16
onehandle Jun 2012 #3
RitchieRich Jun 2012 #4
harmonicon Jun 2012 #5
RitchieRich Jun 2012 #7
uh clem Jun 2012 #18
RitchieRich Jun 2012 #20
bongbong Jun 2012 #26
4th law of robotics Jun 2012 #11
Javaman Jun 2012 #12
4th law of robotics Jun 2012 #17
ManiacJoe Jun 2012 #31
RitchieRich Jun 2012 #22
4th law of robotics Jun 2012 #23
RitchieRich Jun 2012 #25
LanternWaste Jun 2012 #35
RitchieRich Jun 2012 #38
RitchieRich Jun 2012 #39
-..__... Jun 2012 #13
bongbong Jun 2012 #27
ileus Jun 2012 #28
RitchieRich Jun 2012 #33
4th law of robotics Jun 2012 #34
petronius Jun 2012 #36
4th law of robotics Jun 2012 #37
slackmaster Jun 2012 #6
iamthebandfanman Jun 2012 #9
demwing Jun 2012 #10
BlueIris Jun 2012 #21
demwing Jun 2012 #40
Blue_Tires Jun 2012 #14
BlueIris Jun 2012 #19
LanternWaste Jun 2012 #24
ileus Jun 2012 #29
Archae Jun 2012 #30
ManiacJoe Jun 2012 #32

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:48 AM

1. At first I thought

they were cleaning up the scout hut.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:01 AM

2. Now there's a basis for a system of government n/t

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:10 AM

8. Doesn't the lack of a watery tart concern you? nt

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Response to hack89 (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:25 PM

15. Don't repress me! n/t

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:31 PM

16. "Some lovely filth over here!" nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:02 AM

3. One of the many ways that gun culture adds to gun crime.

Not securing your hoard of death tools.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:11 AM

4. ????

They were not misplaced, they were not used by responsible citizens.
Normal gun owners keep them in a safe.
Someone or some organization used them for some heavy stuff then dumped them.

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Response to RitchieRich (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:54 AM

5. That's just speculation. I think, more likely, this kid is a modern day King Arthur.

Suck it, Excalibur. You've been replaced by a bag o' guns.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:03 AM

7. wonder what the reporting requirements are?

Sure it depends a lot on the date of manufacture.
If they were inoperable and not used in any crimes, I could weld them into one hell of a cool sculpture. Thinking "Game of Thrones" style Kingly chair. -or, steampunk robot, or a bad-future My Pretty Pony.

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Response to RitchieRich (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:01 PM

18. One of the great things

about being a gun lover is, when one of them does something stupid or criminal with a gun, the other gun lovers reclassify them to keep their reputation clean.

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Response to uh clem (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:08 PM

20. The same applies to the far Left

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Response to RitchieRich (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:38 PM

26. LOL

 

You're thinking of repigs, who now say chiimpo (ex-president Cheney's assistant) wasn't a "real" conservative.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:23 AM

11. Huh? What crime occurred here?

 

And it's unlikely they were usable.

/most experts agree that storing guns under water is not ideal.

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:08 PM

12. A buddy of mine is a Viet Nam vet...

When on patrol they would sometimes uncover bags full of Ak's. They all had been heavily greased then dropped in the river.

after a bit of cleaning, they all fired perfectly fine.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:34 PM

17. Well yeah, an AK47 would be just fine

 

they were *designed* to be treated like shit.

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:56 PM

31. The key phrase there being "heavily greased".

Proper preservation steps make all the difference in the world.

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:25 PM

22. ....crime occurred? :

I'm going to answer this under the assumption that its not a joke.

Finding a bag of guns in the water is suspect like... like... Michael Jackson applying to Kids-R-Us...no, like... finding a sales receipt for a large wooden box, a stick tied to a string, and toys, at Michael Jackson's house.

In other words, one can reasonably assume that something very bad happened prior to the discovery.

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Response to RitchieRich (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:27 PM

23. I was responding to a post

 

that equated finding a bag of guns in a lake to another gun crime due to our culture or some such thing.

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:43 PM

25. This site still confuses me.

Which is... terribly difficult.

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Response to RitchieRich (Reply #25)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:01 PM

35. Different opinions often do that to people.

Different opinions often do that to people.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #35)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 07:50 AM

38. I was joking about the branches of the comment structure

My level of interest in conforming to the Far Far Left is similar to what I feel for the Far Right. Did you feel a little burn of hypocrisy as you wrote that?

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Response to RitchieRich (Reply #38)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:11 AM

39. I'M HERE!! I'M POLICALLY MODERATE!!! GET USED TO IT!!!

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:18 PM

13. "Hoard of death tools"?

 

Where and how do you people come up with this shit?













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Response to -..__... (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:40 PM

27. Pig tools

 

These are the kinds of things that repigs drool over.

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Response to -..__... (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:44 PM

28. If guns are death spewers you've posted pictures of Death Blowers....

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Response to -..__... (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:01 PM

33. "BugZapping Light Saber"



in one end put:
2 bugzappers, one light saber, and a guy who likes to build stuff.

out the other side:
frightened extremists.

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Response to -..__... (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:51 PM

34. What's the first one called?

 

That looks pretty useful.

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #34)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:04 PM

36. It's a nail puller. Or, according to the Dead On tools catalog,

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Response to petronius (Reply #36)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:34 PM

37. Cool site

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:23 AM

6. Asshole thieves

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:57 AM

9. thats not a nice thing

to say about the scouts..
im sure if you call them, theyll give them back
lol

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:00 AM

10. @ first glance, I read this as SCOTUS finds a bag of guns

which would have been a very interesting story

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Response to demwing (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:11 PM

21. Jynx! nt

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Response to BlueIris (Reply #21)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:44 AM

40. Ok, I owe you a coke

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:18 PM

14. Those came from that other government sting operation

"Bi and Curious"

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:04 PM

19. I misread this as 'SCOTUS finds bag of guns while cleaning up.'

Actually had me thinking, "Damn; people are leaving all kinds of crap in government buildings these days."

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:31 PM

24. Difficult to be surprised when I realize...

Difficult to be surprised when I realize that the U.S. is consistently the number one manufacture and consistently in the top five purchaser of small arms in the world.


"When a country decides to invest in arms, rather than in education, housing, the environment, and health services for its people, it is depriving a whole generation of its right to prosperity and happiness. We have produced one firearm for every ten inhabitants of this planet, and yet we have not bothered to end hunger when such a feat is well within our reach."
-Oscar Arias Sanchez-

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:45 PM

29. Sad end to someones fine collection.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:47 PM

30. What I'd like to know is how long they were underwater.

Milwaukee police just found a car with Minnesota plates in a river, it had been there at least 30 years.

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Response to Archae (Reply #30)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:00 PM

32. Less than a year.

Stolen during a "burglary of a Lexington residence in August 2011."

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