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    Re: Ammunition Bill Signed into Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Of course, the anti-gun loons will ask: What do you need a 50BMG rifle for?

    I ask:
    Why, exactly, does a police department need a 50BMG rifle?
    EXACTLY.


    My response usually is... "So I can shoot **** at a mile away, why else?"
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    Re: Ammunition Bill Signed into Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    They mean the .50BMG rifles.
    'Cause, you know, -so- many people have used them in crimes, and -so- many people have been killed by them.
    Yeah, every cheap street thug can afford a $1,000. dollar rifle and the ammo to go with it. Not to mention the required shoulder padding.

    I know there was a lot of concern about muzzle loaders when the .50 caliber baloney came up, but I didn't know any state had actually passed a law.

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    Re: Ammunition Bill Signed into Law

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenb View Post
    EXACTLY.
    My response usually is... "So I can shoot **** at a mile away, why else?"
    For civilians, there are any number of legitimate, legal uses for a .50BMG rifle.

    HOWever... the police are only authorized to use a firearm when deadly force is necessary. In what situation is it -necessary- to use a .50BMG rifle?

    That is, in what situation is the ONLY effective choice of weapon a .50BMG rifle?

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    Re: Ammunition Bill Signed into Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    For civilians, there are any number of legitimate, legal uses for a .50BMG rifle.

    HOWever... the police are only authorized to use a firearm when deadly force is necessary. In what situation is it -necessary- to use a .50BMG rifle?

    That is, in what situation is the ONLY effective choice of weapon a .50BMG rifle?


    They are very useful at disabling vehicles...Both police and civilians should have access to them. Civilians more likely for hunting big game. very big game.

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    Re: Ammunition Bill Signed into Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Yeah, every cheap street thug can afford a $1,000. dollar rifle and the ammo to go with it. Not to mention the required shoulder padding.

    I know there was a lot of concern about muzzle loaders when the .50 caliber baloney came up, but I didn't know any state had actually passed a law.
    holy ****, $1k... where have you bought your .50 bmg rifles?

    The one I'm eyeballing right now is $7200.
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    Re: Ammunition Bill Signed into Law

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenb View Post
    holy ****, $1k... where have you bought your .50 bmg rifles?

    The one I'm eyeballing right now is $7200.
    wow, I made a quick guesstimate. I was slightly off.

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    Re: Ammunition Bill Signed into Law

    Quote Originally Posted by other View Post
    They are very useful at disabling vehicles...Both police and civilians should have access to them. Civilians more likely for hunting big game. very big game.
    Yes, you -can- disable a vehicle with a .50BMG rifle -- but when is it -necessary- to have a .50BMG rifle to do so?

    Remember, the question here is "need" -- that the rifle is the ONLY effective choice for the job.

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    Re: Ammunition Bill Signed into Law

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenb View Post
    holy ****, $1k... where have you bought your .50 bmg rifles?
    The one I'm eyeballing right now is $7200.
    No kidding.
    If I had a place to shoot one, I would have had one some time ago.

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    Re: Ammunition Bill Signed into Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    No kidding.
    If I had a place to shoot one, I would have had one some time ago.
    I've got a nice patch of desert that I've stretched a friend's out to 1450 yards with.

    3 out of 5 hits on a 55g drum.
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    Re: Ammunition Bill Signed into Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Yes, you -can- disable a vehicle with a .50BMG rifle -- but when is it -necessary- to have a .50BMG rifle to do so?

    Remember, the question here is "need" -- that the rifle is the ONLY effective choice for the job.
    I won't argue that it's the only effective means, but it is effective--maybe even in a situation where other means are not. I believe the police, as well as citizens, should have access to them. Either way, criminals can get them.
    Last edited by other; 10-12-09 at 05:42 PM.

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