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Originally posted by StarChild
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...
Originally posted by mad scientist
Now you tell me. Isn't it an act of lunacy to put military weapons such as these into the hands of joe public. What the hell does a sporting shooter need armour piercing high explosive incindienary rounds for ?!
Originally posted by Winchester Ranger T
Aha, so the real reason for your post finally becomes evident.
In answer to your question, perhaps you can list the murders and criminal activities that have involved the use of a .50BMG rifle, and/or the use of an APHEI round by a civilian acting with criminal intent.
Let me save you the trouble, in some 20 years of these guns and rounds being available to the public, it's zero.
Hey I used those lines to get a debat going, it wasn't easy getting responses. Mostly I wanted people to see the power of these rifles. That was all, do I yjink common criminals will use this rifle...NO, but... it has the power to easily pierce presedential lmo's at over a mile - that makes tehm ver y dangerous - watch the vid in the first post before you comment anyway.