Thursday, January 3, 2008

Bostodelphia 21 Gun Salute to the Firearms of 2007 #10: Barrett M82A1 .50 Caliber sniper rifle system

Warning, gun porn enthusiasts: commentary within my initial lead for the below video imply it was actually made as part of a devious gun-control plot:

#10 Barrett

Presumably, over the past year this weapon has seen service in the armed forces overseas. Apparently, it's also available in some configuration to the American civilian. Now from this blogger's perspective, the folks at .50 Caliber Terror are a bit heavy handed in their effort to raise alarm and support legislation against these weapons. Their tally of .50 caliber rifle incidents over 2007 from my scan consists of incidents where .50 caliber rifles were indeed inventoried in the course of someone's arrest. However, not one of .50 Caliber Terror's incidents involve a rifle actually being deployed in a crime. That said, I was still put off by The Countertop Chronicle's Defense against a .50 caliber rifle's criminal potential and need for stronger regulation if not outright banning. In short, he claims, "I'd never."

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