“Because police is trained and you are not.”

That is one of the rallying cries of the Gun Grabbers and you hear/read it over and over in the Media. And then you get stuff like what happened last Friday in Miami.

One Lee e. Lewis parked his tricked out hearse under the Palmetto Expressway and walked away. A little afterward, a Miami Gardens police officer checked out the hearse and what he saw inside scared him enough to call for back up and start diverting traffic. Eventually all traffic in the area was shut down creating a major jam right at Friday’s rush hour. Miami-Dade Police sent its explosive techs and for hours we got to watch the little robot poking carefully the hearse. Several hours later the area was open and initially we did not hear what was all the commotion about.

Earlier this morning I finally read what the fuss was about:

The abandoned hearse that brought rush-hour traffic to a standstill Friday on the Palmetto Expressway was filled with a bogus arsenal of automatic weapons, ammunition and what looked like a military-issue rocket launcher, Miami Gardens Police Chief Matthew Boyd said Saturday.

Wait one, if the guns are fake they are not an arsenal or even automatic: They are fake! Period! What is this? Let’s make the non-dramatic seem more dangerous by adding a touch of BS? Or maybe they really don’t know what a real gun, semi or automatic looks like…nah!

At first glance, it appeared police had found at least three automatic weapons and a military-issue anti-tank weapon inside the vehicle, Boyd said. But with some help from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, investigators concluded the weapons were replicas.

Mother of God! Any Gun Aficionado can pick up a gun and tell intermediately if it is a replica or not. If a chief of police cannot, what in the name of Baby Jesus is he doing leading a police force? And having to call ATF to boot?
And Kudos the first cop on the scene for sounding the alarm. He did the right thing even if it turned out to be just a dumb scare.