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NYT warns of 18 year olds buying .50 BMG's and weapons of war.

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by IronMonster, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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  2. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    "All manner of war weaponry"

    Like lever guns and Mosins?o_O
     
  3. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    18 year olds enlisting in the armed firces get that stuff for "free" - only spoiled rich kids could afford a base model BMG - even a single shot bolt gun. 99.9% of 18 year olds are more into xbox, weed, beer, sex, or school to be working and saving cash to buy expensive guns.

    NYT needs to admit they are a dinosaur and disaapear already.
     
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  4. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Uhhh, single shot bolt guns go for about $3500 new, sometimes less.

    Do you know how much a "teen" spends on a gaming system computer?

    Sometimes more than that.

    Wheels, a lowering kit, ground effects kit, neon lights and nuclear powered stereo system for their rice rockets? More than Most .50 BMG rifles.

    For a 4x4 with a sky high lift and wheels/tires to match? Just the wheels and tires cost as much as a bolt gun.

    And yeah, I see spoiled kids running around wasting their money and/or their parents money on that.

    So don't push that POV too much.
     
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  5. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I actually know quite a few guys from 18-28 who shoot (I have three boys that age) Not a one of them has a .50 BMG
     
  6. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The key here is that they fear the power of the .50 BMG against APCs and such. I.E., they are a perceived threat to government dominance over the populace - which is the whole reason for the Second Amendment (to serve as a balance of power), and why those in power don't want civilians to have any kind of firearm, but especially those which might be used in defense against a totalitarian regime.
     
  7. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Generally not their style.

    A Glock or AK or AR is more popular.

    Not many shoot .50 BMG due to the expense.

    It is a matter of priority, not ability.
     
  8. Deebow

    Deebow Portland Well-Known Member

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    .50 caliber rifles? AK 47s? :s0140:

    They must be out of their minds that 18 year olds have access to things like this:

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    And this

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    and this
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    Or this

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    Some of us remember being 18 years old much differently than Michael Bloomberg, The hysterically unbalanced moms from Everytown and the Brady Campaign.

    I always thought that if I was competent and mature enough to handle the responsibility of a TOW missile, C-4 explosives and machine guns; I could probably handle not shooting anyone that didn't have it coming with my privately purchased firearm.

    This is why most of the millenial generation are doomed to be the slaves of ISIS; they can't handle changing light bulbs or walking to the store without a safety briefing and holding their moms hand.

    And mark this down; in ten years the NYT and every "paper" like them are going to go the way of the rotary telephone, the typewriter and the buggy whip.
     
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  9. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    My Barrette model 99 bolt action has the shorter lighter 29'' fluted barrel.
    Even so it weighs in at 23lbs.

    It's about $3000 for just the gun. The Leupold scope from Barrett was another $1200.
    And you will pay about $2.50 - $3.00 a round for ammo.
    Surprisingly API ammo is cheaper than M33 Ball ammo! [Cool! But starts fires.]
    Also you can't carry a lot. A round weighs about 1/3 pound. That's a handful of 5.56 ammo!

    As a bolt action single shot. The model 99 doesn't offer a very high rate of fire.
    For that you would need the 8-10 grand semi auto version.

    And in the large, well healed group of gun enthusiasts I"m part of only one other forked out the dough for a .50 BMG Barrett. And it to is a model 99.

    These media people must sit around and think of scary guns? And there evil potential!
    There not thinking what it would actually take to implement one in a crime.
    Never mind the cost!

    If I was to ''head for the hills'' I would leave the Barrett behind. With the FAL and HK-91. I'd grab an AR-15 and carry all the 5.56 I could.
     
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  10. 41Slinger

    41Slinger Harrisburg Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Did I tell you all that Medic! and I are best friends and he's going to call me real soon and take me out target shooting, in fact he said I could shoot all his 50 cal boolits to my hearts content cause we was such good friends, no really, it's true, really.

    Not really. Darn it.
    Nice toy Medic!
     
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  11. rlgdestroyu

    rlgdestroyu Free Republic of Everett Member

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    The general populace cant think for themselves, and would rather listen to some trite muckraking by an under-educated group of "reporters". People should talk about things that they only understand, otherwise they sound like idiots.
     
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  12. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Tell the NYT that if pissed the 18 year old doesn't need a .50BMG. The Irish did pretty good against light armored vehicles with nothing more then an empty bottle and some gasoline. Granted it might have taken a number of them to stop the vehicle but still effective.
     
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  13. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    The media is not uninformed. They are misinformers. They lie to the low info voters to scare them into voting their way.
     
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  14. Provincial

    Provincial Near Salem, OR Well-Known Member

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    The NYT thinks it is fine that 18 year-olds can vote. In fact, it promoted that movement. Their argument was "if they are old enough to fight for our country, they are old enough to vote."

    Enough 18 year-olds misusing the right to vote can do major damage to our country.

    That is what the NYT wants! :(