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April 14, 2009

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The Browing .50 on tripod is NOT the antiaircraft weapon mounted in pickup bed that was seized. Check photo#4 in el Universal photo gallery http://fotos.eluniversal.com.mx/coleccion/muestra_fotogaleria.html?idgal=6591

July Dogs, you're absolutely right...that's the best photo I've seen of it yet. Unfortunately, the only reporting I've seen with a list of weapons seized only mentions the Barrett and the Browning .50 calibers. Do any readers know what kind of AA gun is pictured in #4?:
http://fotos.eluniversal.com.mx/coleccion/muestra_fotogaleria.html?idgal=6591

the photo is a .30 cal not a .50cal

http://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/bill-conroy/2009/05/was-anti-aircraft-gun-seized-mexico-big-hoax The weapon in question was a semi-auto replica. As usual the press has not done its homework.

RM - You're absolutely right. I didn't write an update on it, but I believe the replica was purchased in Oregon. I love how the Mexican media makes everything sound like something they seized from a DTO is one step short of a nuclear device. Thanks for your input!

Hi great blog The weapon provides automatic weapon suppressive fire for offensive and defensive purposes. This weapon can be used effectively against personnel, light armored vehicles; low, slow flying aircraft; and small boats."

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