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Four people were shot and 54 were arrested in New York’s Times Square late Sunday night in an Easter melee some fear was gang-related.

Hundreds of New York City police officers worked to contain the violence, making dozens of arrests and stopping pedestrians to look for weapons, the New York Post reported. One police officer was injured in the knee as he tried to stop the ruckus. A couple of hours later, two more women were shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, The Associated Press reported.

Full Story – HERE

Ironic, considering how strict gun laws in NYC are.

Since Easter violence seems to be a yearly occurrence in New York City’s Times Square, it would be socially responsible for the tourist information places to warn visitors.  My guess is they don’t though.  Getting shot would sure put a damper on the rest of a persons holiday.

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Beretta logo.. Made In USA… Riiiiiiiiiiighhhht….

That thing is atrocious!

Rough translation of key points from the article:

Police said 19-year-old gang brother Zhuangren dimension, usually in the mountains more than 10 hotels Wai things put in charge possession of force, at any time ordered to carry weapons to parts of the scenes; within the lake precinct office yesterday morning to Linsen North Road, Suite A search in 7th floor “gun room” seized wheel and 6 rounds of canister-type shotgun, as well as four pistols, one a standard for the Beretta, and the other three for the transformation of the gun, and 15 bullets, blanks 19 made. The initial inventory, guns from the nickname “God pig” man.

This is the very large wheel shotguns, can be filled with 6 rounds of shotgun, the gun body are all constructed of steel, a short gun, weighing more than 3 kilograms, there is no rifling, can also be fitted sight, external trigger is not Buckle have no insurance, fill out bombs loaded on the mean, believe it or mistakenly pulled the trigger will fire, very dangerous.

black market prices have risen 200000-300000 yuan.

According to currency converters that is equivalent to approximately $6200 – $9300 USD (Thanks for the correction Bill)

Guns must be incredibly hard to get there if that is the going price for a piece of crap like that. :lol:

Original Chinese Article – HERE

Google Translated Version – HERE

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When I found this picture on flickr, at first I was not sure what I was looking at:

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Coffin made of crushed, rusty guns at Artomatic 2009, at 55 M Street SE, in Washington, DC.

Guns will not solve your problems, but they will kill you or someone close to you; a loved one or an enemy. The Gun Coffin ” Death on the NRA installment plan” is made of over 125 destroyed guns turned in by people who choose to no longer keep a gun close. ” The ribbon” is made of ammunition casings, one for each US soldier killed in Iraq at the time of the London Tube bombing.

Source Artomatic.org

It’s clear that there are indeed gun parts which make up this piece of art, but my devastation didn’t set in until I clicked on the bigger version of the picture and saw this:

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Zooming in some more and cropping…

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It appears the Tenifer isn’t doing its job ;)

In all likelihood, the slides could have been heavily sand blasted to keep the “metal” theme going.

Artist: John Ricker
Location: Brentwood, MD
Website: meltguns.com

Judging by his website he is EXTREMELY anti-gun.

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Speaking of John Dillinger related items

This photograph was taken at FBI headquarters in Washington DC.

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Notice this modified Colt government model M1911A1 pistol in caliber .38 Super. It has been modified to use a Colt Thompson vertical foregrip, extended ported barrel, high capacity box magazine, and fired fully automatic.

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Damn, and I was just in Los Angeles.

From their website LAGangTours.com:

The mission of LA GANG TOURS is to provide an unforgettable historical experience for our customers with a customized high-end specialty tour. We will provide customers with a true first-hand encounter of the history and origin of high profile gang areas and the top crime scene locations in South Central, Los Angeles. Each tour bus for LA GANG TOURS will have a guide from the South Central areas who has gained hands on knowledge and experience of the inner city lifestyle.

Best quote from the L.A. Times article:

“I’m not saying you have to stop shooting each other,” Lomas said. “Just allow me a certain time in the day. . . . Just let the bus go through.”

Sounds Dangerous.

Interesting though…

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