UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 10 Posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2511 times:
While on the way home tonight I heard a 60 Minute Interview concerning a civilian rifle that is mainly used for the military. It goes on to talk about how the gun is no more of a threat than any other gun yet this rifle can shoot from 2000ft. and still pearce armor like a knife though warm butter.
What has the world come to? There were reports that they tried this theory of sniper vs. a/c at LAX and said that passengers/pilots that are either parked or taxiing can be hurt/killed with a gun of this type.
Big Rifle A Terrorist Tool?
(CBS)%A0California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger decided there%92s a weapon that%92s too dangerous to be in the hands of private citizens.
This past week, a new law went into effect in California banning that weapon. It%92s the .50-caliber rifle, the Rolls Royce of sniper rifles. It%92s a big gun, a favorite of armies around the world, and it%92s still available in 49 states in this country to anyone over 18 with a clean record.
It is, without a doubt, the most powerful weapon you can buy. And, as Correspondent Ed Bradley reports, it's powerful enough to kill a man or pierce armor from more than a mile away.
777STL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2446 times:
And these guns have been around for 30 or 40 years now? Why bring this up now? What terrorist is going to risk life and limb just to take a couple of potshots at an airliner? I don't mean to sound crass, but there are more effective ways of terrorizing people than taking a few shots at an airplane with a .50 caliber rifle.