Thursday, May 04, 2006

Anti-gun nuts frothing at the mouth.....

Officers Recover Gun Almost Invisible To X-Rays

NEWARK, N.J. -- A pistol found in the car of a drug suspect arrested recently in Newark was made of plastic, so it might pass through a security scan unnoticed.

The unusual find concerned Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura so much that he took the Professional Ordnance Carbon-15 Type-97 pistol to Newark Liberty Airport and saw that in a security scanner, it did not look like a weapon.

Only the stainless steel barrel was visible. The rest of the weapon -- including the trigger and stock -- did not appear because it's made of plastic.

While weapons like this one are known to police, they do not turn up often.

Though they are plastic, they are hardly toys. The one found in Newark fires .233-caliber ammunition so fast it can penetrate a bulletproof vest.

"This a nasty weapon," Fontoura told The Star-Ledger of Newark for Friday's newspapers. "That's the ammunition we're using in Iraq. If we're not alert, this could go right past security."

Fontoura said he would warn other law enforcement agencies that drug dealers may be getting their hands on the hard-to-detect guns.

What a loaded pile of crap.

There's no way "only the stainless steel barrel was visible."
They're leaving out the bolt assembly, buffer spring, and hammer, which gotta be metal.

".233-caliber ammunition so fast it can penetrate a bulletproof vest."
You mean bulletproff vests that are not designed to stop a rifle round?

"If we're not alert, this could go right past security."
I guess they need to turn their security on cause it musta been off when they fail to find bomb making equpitment 21 times back in march.

At least they didn't mention a Glock 7 in the story............

Oh yeah, and I notice that don't show an x-ray of the gun in question.

Here's what "ar-15 x-ray" brings up on google.