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woops, wrong link

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There ya go. Thats better.

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Now, I can just see me going up to the local PD and asking the chief for a Machine Gun permit. May as well get one for an assault weapon too.

Tell ya what Dragon, I'll take the Cat. Happy


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I have a .22 rifle, slide pump

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Not a semiautomatic and far from a machine gun, but it will fire as fast as I can pump it. During my younger days in the country, I got to be a pretty good shot. Running rabbits didn't have a chance. Might've made a sniper if I had training. I knew how breathing and the working of the heart affected aim, with breathing giving an up and down movement, and the heart giving a side to side movement. I knew I'd have to relax as much as possible. Some of that insight came from my best buddy, who had gone to a military school.

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Speaking of 22's. It reminds me...

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of this story that happen back in the good old days...

We had a couple of those 22's.
Back in the HS days of farm country USA, just south of Saratoga Springs we had built a hooch up in the woods along side of the RR tracks. Used to hop the midnight freight passing through this hick town of Round Lake on Friday nights for a weekend of hell raising. When the engineer blew the whistle for the third crossing, that was our signal to bail off. Our path to the camp was right there at a clearing. Since it was suppose wild animal country, although I never saw a bear in the 2 years spent there. We had 2 twelve guage and 1 sixteen guage shotguns. Plus a 30-06 deer rifle (I believe), (1) 22 & (1) 32 side arms. Plus the 22's.

Anyway, we had this one kid from the city spending the weekend up here with his cousin. Real green horn. He loved shooting those 22's so we let him shoot up all the tin cans in the place. Come night fall we spent some time swapping hunting stories and animals that strayed into the camp and then we all hit the sack. About 4 AM I woke up to BAM, BAM, BAM. This dumb kid is sitting there shooting through the side of the tent. I said what the hell you shooting at.? BEAR, BEAR was all he could say choking and shaking like a leaf. I took a peek outside and jeeze, Its a cow. Damn stupid kid was shooting at a cow. Don't know to this day if he hit him. The cow took off. We broke camp and screwed never to be seen in that area again.

The shadows at night with a full moon, inside a tent look pretty creepy.


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I can get you a better deal...

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Thats a mean looking Cat to me..

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Wheres the machine gun?

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The cat's why you need the machine gun!

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Now I'm in trouble! Devil
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no, my cat is bigger and carries--but what does anyone

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think about this home defense alternative?

"Mossberg's 410 home defender: a well-targeted shotgun - Column
Shooting Industry, March, 1992 by Scott Farrell

A Well-Targeted Shotgun

What are the three reasons customers buy guns? To hunt, to target shoot, and to defend themselves. Of the three, the trickiest to sell is a self-defense customer. Hunters know when and where they want to hunt, plinkers and competitors know how much fun target shooting is, but no one wants to use a gun to shoot another person.........
Fortunately, that task has been made a little easier by the folk at Mossberg with their new HS 410. This pump-action, .410 shotgun is designed with the home-defense customer in mind. It won't interest trap shooters or customers who want to carry a gun for self defense..........."


to avoid needing a machine gun if we could avoid 2nd amendment issues and pro/con ownership issues. I am looking for weapon user opinions. thanks

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Machine guns

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I would like to have a Thompson sub-machine gun, just because of the look, and history. Now, if you can get a class three license you must have that weapon available on request from the BATF, any day, any hour, at their leisure. They can call you up at 3 A.M. telling you they are coming to make sure that weapon is still in your possession.
But back to the Thompson, I just think the design is outstanding. Sure would liked to have had one when walking point! Plus, if you've got your license you'll need between $16-25,000 to purchase one.
As far as shooting someone in self defense, no problem here. If you want a good read about humans killing humans check out " On Killing".


This might be a bit too much though!


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Home defense

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(NT) Good one :)

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Walking with a Thompson?

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I wouldn't. Though nice pieces they are, they sure do rattle a lot. Makes it awfully hard to stalk anybody or anything. (Though maybe you wouldn't really need to. ;))

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You must be referring...

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You must be referring to the drum magazine, which tended to sometimes rattle, and worse yet, jam. That's the reason that the military M1A1 redesign wouldn't take a drum magazine by design. Another thing to consider that the M1A1 weighed about 10 pounds, and the old original design that took the drum weighed in at about 15 pounds loaded. Once I got the opportunity to hold one, and the first thing that hit me was the weight. Next time you're at the grocery store, pick up three 5 pound bags of sugar and imagine running around with that in your arms.
The original design is still a beautiful piece of precision machine work, though.

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Yep, fine MG

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that was made popular during the 30's, especially on that Valentine day in Chicago. Course' Bonnie & Clyde preferred the heavy BAR....30-06 vs .45 pistol ammo that could knock out police car engines & spread panic just firing it in the air.

If I recall those in WWII and Korea who were issued the Thompson were also issued the 19llA1 Auto .45 cal. pistol, as the Thompson had a bad habit of jamming or breaking at the worst possible moment. We, during the Korean war, were issued a replacement nicknamed the "Grease Gun", also .45 cal. and not any better, jamming etc...
Small hand held machine guns were not very reliable until Israel came out with their Uzi. The initial model was accepted by their Army in 1951 and was first used in battle in 1956 and gained huge success. It was soon developed into a number of better engineered variants.

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The .45 cal round of the Tommy gun...

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had awesome knockdown power but the BAR... for all around firepower which can be used for anti-personnel as well as anti-vehicle and anti-aircraft... would be my choice for home field advantage... not that I think about such things. Wink

The modernized version of the BAR... the belt fed M240 medium machine gun (FN MAG) is a world wide staple used today.


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Maybe I could have sold my. land mine....

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...on the internet. (Bt I doubt it would go by FedEx or UPS.)

Yes, I did have one.

While gping through my parent's house readying it for sale, I found a land mine. I don't know where it came from. My mom was the sort that if somebody asked her if she's like to have a land mine, she'd say "Sure!" Happy

My brother said it had been defused. But he was a doctor, so what did he know. Happy

Anyway, I decided to call the local Army recruiting station to tell them my problem. They sent a sargeant to the house to retrieve it. He said he couldn't tell if it was from WWII or Korea, but would take it to Ft. Campbell. He also said it had been defused.

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A very reliable, flame spitting bullet hose.

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Just what I need.

And a cure for my osteoarthritis ... in fact, keep the gun, I'll take the cure. Happy

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First time I took a look at this post...

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