Rocket Launcher Exchanged For Coupons at Ralph’s

Paper, plastic, or explosive?
Paper, plastic, or explosive? Photo: Jurvetson via Flickr

During yesterday’s LAPD gun buy-back, in which people typically trade their handguns, rifles, and occasionally more sinister weapons in for less deadly items like food vouchers, a 16mm military-grade anti-tank rocket launcher was exchanged in return for hundreds of dollars in food coupons at Ralph’s. “You’re not hunting ducks with this stuff,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told CBS. [CBS]