Rocket launchers at buyback

Rocket launchers at buyback
Rocket launchers at buyback, LONG lines of cars formed as Los Angeles gun owners turned in weapons and rocket launchers, in a gun buyback event brought forward after the Connecticut school shooting.

Authorities promised there would be no questions asked at the drive-thru style event, where owners handed over weapons including assault rifles and Uzis directly from their cars, in exchange for grocery store gift cards.

Two rocket launchers were among the thousands of weapons handed back, with officers telling local media the "shoulder launchers" were decades-old devices bought by collectors or handed down by war veterans to their family.

"We've had them in the past," one official told LA Weekly who said the "non working"  weapons once propelled grenades, but contained no "projectiles".

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