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“Remote-control guns rigged behind the license plate of a parked car opened fire on the bullet-proof Mercedes-Benz of a reputed mobster in an assassination attempt this week,” reports. “Then the gadget-equipped murder-mobile burst into flames.” The inevitable Bond, James Bond comparisons have taken this story viral. Hopeless pedants will note that the car shooting at Radovan Krejcir was no Aston Martin DB5. (Keeping in mind that latter-day Bond-mobiles were more into missiles than machine guns.) The theory making the rounds: Krejcir himself set-up the failed hit to aid his RSA asylum-seeking ambitions. Sounds about right. Any self-respecting hitman would have blown him to smithereens or delivered a double tap to the head at close range. I wonder which Bond Krejcir prefers.

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  1. I bet theres a guy sitting in a military base hidden in a volcano with an eyepatch and a scar on his cheek angrily petting a rare breed of tiger who is greatly displeased that the man lived.

  2. They don’t make cars like they used to. An old chevy could of survived the heat form a few puny machine guns.

    • Since we’re well into the realm of the absurd on this one, perhaps the car was blown up a) to try and kill him, and/or b) to destroy evidence of the car’s origins and by whom it was modified?

      If the dood really did stage this as RF suggests (and he might be onto something), then blowing the car up in an effort to conceal his and/or his henchmen’s handiwork isn’t a terrible idea.

  3. That didn’t look like Bond. I think some Received Pronunciation purists tried to whack him because of his bloody accent.

  4. So for all those people that don’t believe hit-men hide mounted machine guns behind a license plate of a car and remotely activate it — what do you say now?

    P.S. That car has better accuracy than a CA or NY cop.

  5. The car with the built-in guns ought to be a Skoda. The company started out as a major arms manufacturer, moved into the auto business, and makes its cars in Czecko.

  6. One of the odder things I’ve run into tracking down obscure gun info on the Internet was learning that there is a workshop in Croatia that makes fairly shoddy clones of the American 180 submachine gun. (Thompson-looking .22 LR subgun with 177-round Lews-style pan on top of the receiver.) Modern Firearms notes “… mainly used by Eastern European criminals.” Hmmm… a Croatia 180 pintle-mounted next to the sun roof on my Trablant… that’s an interesting take on the “technical”….


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