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  •  An argument (0+ / 0-)

    for banning 50 caliber derivatives used by snipers not a defense of 50 caliber rifles.  

    •  A sniper rifle = a hunting rifle. (2+ / 0-)
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      FrankRose, happymisanthropy

      Yes, .50BMG would need a MASSIVE animal for it to be worthwhile but look at .338 Lapua.

      Would you please tell me how you'd ban sniper rifles?

      Republicans cause more damage than guns ever will. Share Our Wealth

      by KVoimakas on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 09:22:29 AM PST

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      •  Get Serious (0+ / 0-)

        Being a nerd about firearms doesn't make you serious about them.  It's this kind of nerd love for toys that makes everyone tune you out. Like talking about how cool it is to shoot 1000 meters and how it gave so and so a hard on.

        However, you could use muzzle velocity as a way to limit power.  

        And yes, someone can reload their own ammunition and get around this sometimes, but that's not the point.  The point is to keep firearms that are especially lethal with little use other than being fun or killing people out of the hands of criminals who traditionally are more worried about ease of use.  

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