Suprisingly, these weapons are not that expensive. I personally know of a place in Virginia Beach where you can buy one of these for $2500. Bullets
are $8 apeice.
At this same location, you can purchase AK's, UZI's, AR's, M-14s, M-16's, MP5's, Long Range Precision Shooting Rifles, Pistols, and pretty much
any other weapon out there on the market. And this is a legitimate business this guy runs; you can buy all of these weapons legally.
So as far as "why are these weapons in civilian hands"?
Read the Constitution, buddy. Last time I checked, the right to bear arms meant, the right to bear arms. I don't recall it saying anything about
how powerful your gun is.
Furthermore, it is my belief that this freedom is slowly but surely slipping away from us. It is my intention to stockpile as many weapons as
possible, while I still can, so that if some # does go down, I'll be ready. You guys can call me crazy, or whatever. But if you do, don't come
knocking on my door asking for ammunition when you need it.
By the way, I highly recommend everyone else do the same. Weapons, food, medical supplies, survival equipment, basically anything that may be useful,
stockpile it. Because that is why they are trying to ban weapons. To make the population defenseless against an attack.
I will not be. I will be ready...