Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Add One More Thing To The List Of Things Skippy Can't Do...

And that would be, from this article sent in by Yankeefried, pack machine guns properly...

Machine guns fall off military truck
BOONE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) - Three machine guns were found along Interstate 65 Friday afternoon after they fell off a military truck.

According to Indiana State Police and authorities in Boone County, multiple agencies searched ditches along southbound I-65 in Boone County.
One of the guns was discovered at a nearby truck stop after a car ran over it and it got lodged under the car. Boy, that's got to be a kick in the ass, eh? You're driving down the highway, you hear a [THUD] and then a scraping noise, so you pull over at the nearest safe spot and find an M240 SAW wedged under your oil pan. Shit. What the hell do you do with that? It's like a Federal offense to even touch it, right?

The story says that the machine guns fell off the back of a National Guard truck, which is about the oldest excuse in the book. "Son, where did you get that machine gun?" "Honest, officer, it fell off the back of a truck!". Something tells me you'd have a hard time getting that one to fly. Seriously, though, I'd be scared as hell if I came across a machine gun sitting in the middle of the road - I'd be on the lookout for Eric Holder and a truck bound for Mexico...

But you know, only the police and military should have guns, so that they can leave them on the side of the road and all...

That is all.

17 comments:

Bubblehead Les. said...

You know it was ALL Sum Doods Fault!

Anonymous said...

Wonder if they were really machine guns. Jack.

skidmark said...

Which is why we need to get those guns off the streets - they will destroy your car if you run over them.

BTW - it's things Skippy is NO LONGER ALLOWED to do. I don't think the First Sergeant ever said he could be incompetent. Check out www.skippyslist.com for the original list. There are others that are at least twice as long.

stay safe.

Dave H said...

I get a mental image of AG Holder and a couple of guys in those tacky blue Fed windbreakers hiding behind a bush and holding the end of a rope. The other end of the rope is tied in a large loop in the middle of the road with a machine gun inside the loop. A couple guys in Elmer Fudd hunting clothes are looking at the gun and one is saying, "Go for it! I gar-un-tee you'll get a deer every time!"

Mopar said...

Sorry, when you mention Skippy, *I* get a mental image of a certain heavy metal loving helicopter pilot.

Angus McThag said...

Strip that bitch down to the serialed part and leave THAT where you found it.

Saves about $6k off a semi-240 by not needing to buy the kit!

That or call the cops.

Wally said...

Or call your local 07/02 FFL....

TheMinuteman said...

If it's a SAW it's a 249, not a 240. ;)

Geodkyt said...

Jack -- Yeah, machineguns.

Pistols would have been either in holsters or locked arms chests.

Rifles would have either been in soldier's hands or in locked arms racks. (And M16 and M4 rifles are legally "machineguns".)

Only honest to goodness machine guns like M240s would likely be unsecured in the back of a truck, even in the sloppiest of units. (Any unit I served in, including the National Guard, would have had the guns either locked up and lashed down, or accompanied by a soldier. Because NO CO wants to write the report on, "How I Spent My Summer Vacation Losing Machine Guns".)

I'll bet it was taligate unsecured (or down altogether and relying on the safety strap alone), and the guns were near the back of the bed.

Borepatch said...

LOL

B said...

Shit, I was just by there....

Just south of where I live too.

I'da had to have found a hole to hide it in....

Glenn B said...

Heck, if that happened here in NY, and had I found it, I could have brought it to a gun buy back and really raised their hackles.

Chris said...

Mopar: Love MHI, too, but I think this is the Skippy being referred to
http://skippyslist.com/list/

Rob Reed said...

Might be time to water the garden, with motor oil...

Sabra said...

I once knew a Senior Chief who retired early 'cause he left the guns from the boat's weapons qual shoot in his unlocked garage for a while. Nice guy, but not too swift.

And I'll admit, I honestly expected Skippy appear in comments defending his weapons-monitoring skills, but given how long it's been since he updated his blog I guess I shouldn't be surprised he's not.

Stretch said...

Had I found it I would have taken it home and cleaned it and feed it and named it George.

Or Vera.

Daniel in Brookline said...

Stretch said...

Or Vera.


*laugh*

Go play with your rain stick, Jayne.