Not sure/it depends
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Because you know we're all about our base, 'bout our base, no rebels...
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
M249 Light Machiengun and M4 Assult Rifle. Due to time constraints and budget cuts, we get ridiculously little time in the year to train with our weapons and keep ready for the next terrorist atrack or national emergency. I literaly only shot my issued weapons once last year for about a half houre each.
We cannot fire our weapons even for training without the signature of the battallion comander. Needles to say that's a very dificult thing to get given said time restrainsts and budget cuts.
As with phisical fitness and verious online Army classes, I am willing to put my own time & money into keeping my weapon skills sharp, so that I'm ready for the next time we're called on to respond to the next terrorist attack, riot or national emergincy. I would also like to compete in the Governor's 20 competition as that would result in more Promotion Points and thus advance in rank faster.
The only way I can do that is if I can personaly own the same weapons as my issued weapons; both the M249 & M4 being modern machienguns.
To complicate the situation, when the day comes that I leave the service, these guns would still be my property, and so I would need to be able to own them as a pure civilian.
A good reason, the best reason to own fire arms that are equal to the military is so we the people of this great republic can defend her against enemies forgein and domestic. An armed citizenry is the best defense.