There are all types of weapons on the streets. Americans obtain firearms and other means of protection and stockpile them in case anybody wants to run up. The residents of New York City are no different and with so many people, you can believe there are a plethora of guns on the streets. Police in Brooklyn made a startling discovery after being tipped off by someone they arrested on gun charges in the Bronx. In Bushwick the police found a rocket launcher in a home.
Residents can’t believe that a weapon as powerful as a rocket launcher was found on Knickerbocker Ave.. The M72 LAW (a rocket launcher from the 1960’s) belonged to 41-year-old Juan Garcia. The weapon is said to be powerful enough to decimate an armored tank.
Police reportedly recovered brass knuckles and drug paraphernalia out of Garcia’s home. Garcia has been charged with criminal use of paraphernalia and criminal possession of a weapon. “It just goes to show there are a lot of weapons on the street,” said neighbor, Jermaine Britt. “You never know who your next-door neighbor is.”
“That’s insane,” Alex Reyes, another neighbor said .”That’s crazy … I don’t know why something like that would be here at all.”
It is not reported how Garcia came to be in possession of the rocket launcher or why he felt the need to own such a powerful weapon. Is there any feasible reason for a civilian to own high-powered weapons like rocket launchers and assault rifles or is it just out of control?