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  •  Where the fuck does one get a rocket launcher at? (2+ / 0-)
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    commonmass, majcmb1

    The only place civilians should get to use a rocket launcher is in Grand Theft Auto.

    "How come when it’s us, it’s an abortion, and when it’s a chicken, it’s an omelette?" - George Carlin

    by yg17 on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 10:38:05 PM PST

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    •  Hey my family does high power rocketry as a hobby (1+ / 0-)
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      Ice Blue

      It's when you can use a rocket as a weapon that it can turn into a MISSILE.  We launch rockets in the desert.  They go up.  They come down.  Usually the parachutes work.

      High power rocketry is legal (there are various restrictions and you have to work with a rocketry association, plus anything over a certain height requires an FAA clearance).  Guided missiles are another issue.

      Sport rocketry does not involve explosive or destructive payloads.  Rocket launchers as described here are not sport rocket launchers.  As to the "motors" used to launch high power rockets, well, I know where to get them, and it wouldn't be that hard to turn them into an offensive weapon.  But I wouldn't do such a thing, and the people who sell them seem to know who's into the hobby and who's trouble.

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