reply to post by merkaba93
A 1000 yard shot with a .308 is a sniper shot. Not to many people have the skill to make that shot. And the sound heard from a rifle is relative to
how close you are. It does a 'criminal' no good if someone in a room/building next door hears the shot and calls it in, even if the target area of
the shot, no one heard anything. And FIY - with modern electronic equipment, you actually can trace the location of a sniper shot - you just have to
know what your doing.
Although since were talking urban - most gunfights in an urban environment, happen close range - 5ft - 50ft - GENERALLY. At that range, marksmanship
isn't the game anymore - rate of fire is! That's when you want your weapon to fire full auto, or have that capability. The street fighting that goes
on in Iraq is a perfect example. Will there be opportunities to use marksmanship, or even a sniper? Sure, absolutely. But the majority of the fighting
is going to be close combat.
Examples: Room to Room firefights, Floor to Floor firefights, House to House firefights.
I'm not saying that anyone o'll citizen can go into a gun shop, buy a 40mm grenade launcher, rpg, .30 - .50 cal machine gun, mortars, etc.
But what about body armor? Currently only LE and military can buy high end body armor.
What about full automatic firing modes for weapons? Again, only LE and military can buy these parts - and need to be registered as such.
What about high capacity magazines? the legal 5-10 round magazine against 30-40 round, and even 100 round drum magazines (called C-Mags)?
I personally feel that head to head fireteam fights is EXACTLY what we should be talking about!
Gun control is decided by our ruling government, not our enemies. But if the government is our enemy, we should be prepared to fight them with equal
force. We dont have high caliber automatic weapons, mortars, artillery, air support, etc etc - but again. The majority of fighting that occurs during
a war is infantry against infantry. Rifle against Rifle. The more urbanized the environment (which basically creates more cover to be used) the closer
the fighting is going to happen.
There's a reason why SWAT Teams practice CQB (Close Quarter Battle).