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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    IL .50-Caliber Sniper Rifle Ban
    Illinois Fight to Ban Military-Style Sniper Rifles Heats Up

    Read About Godzilla's Gun in the Chicago Tribune
    Godzilla's Gun
    Chicago Tribune
    Published: March 29, 2007

    Click here to watch the video on YouTube.com
    Click here to see a news report on the dangers of .50-caliber sniper rifles

    If Godzilla were a sportsman, the .50-caliber sniper rifle would be his instrument.

    This is a weapon that can shoot down airplanes or helicopters from more than a mile away.

    Its bullets can penetrate armored vehicles and exterior walls.

    One such rifle was found in the ashes of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.

    Criminals and terrorists worldwide love this weapon.

    You could love it too. It's perfectly legal for anyone 18 or older in Illinois to own one.

    So of what possible legitimate use could the .50-caliber weapon be, even to sportsmen lurking in the forests and glens of Illinois?

    Coyote. Shooting coyote.

    That's what a gun lobbyist claimed during a recent state Senate committee hearing about a measure aimed at outlawing .50-caliber sniper rifles.

    Update on Legislation to Ban Military-Style .50-Caliber Sniper Rifles

    Thanks to residents of Illinois for their calls to their State Senators urging support of SB 1471 to ban .50-caliber sniper rifles. Illinois State Senators are hearing from you!

    The legislature is now on a two-week break and will reconvene on Monday, April 16th. We expect SB 1471 to be called for a vote in the Senate shortly after the break. If you are an Illinois resident, and you haven't yet taken action, click here to find out how to contact your State Senator and urge them to support SB 1471.

    Thanks for your support!

    :rofl: :ugh:
     
  2. Gimik

    Gimik New Member

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    they may LOVE it, but they don't USE it because they can't AFFORD it... so what the hell would be the point in banning it?

    This was a NEWSPAPER?! :ugh:
     
  3. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Chicago paper, got this off the brady site though.
     
  4. spankaveli

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    no surprise. i bet there are 1, MAYBE 2 civilians in chicago that own a .50
     
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    They probably are American hating terrorists too. :coolugh:
     
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    Damn it I hate Illinois!

    Thank god I just bought a house in Tennessee :x:
     
  7. 4fifths

    4fifths God of Bartons

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    Hmmmm. I would like to see a hit on an airplane from a mile away.
     
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    psh, part an Airbus A380 a mile away, and I could hit it with a .50 (assuming no wind, and the scope was already dialed in, and the plane was parked)
     
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    That's when the terrorists would shoot them. :cool:
     
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    4fifths God of Bartons

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    Ya, the article says shoot down planes. That would mean they are in the air.
     
  11. PanzerAce

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    well.....maybe they mean shoot out the wheel chocks so that it rolls off a cliff or something?
     
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    well....I do apparently own 3 terrorist rifles....

    IBFBIkicksinmydoor
     
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    Coyote? I'd love to see a Barrett .50BMG "Varmint" model.
     
  14. spankaveli

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    :bowrofl: @ runway on an incline near a cliff
     
  15. RMarks

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    Where abouts in TN?
     
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    :nono: He wouldn't use a .50 caliber because they don't have a sporting purpose. Unless you count hunting Mothra.
     
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    Geeze wake up man, the .50 is the terrorists new rolex...:o

    I'm surprised the lobbyist didn't just say long range target shooting...And why should ANYONE tell them why they can't be allowed to take target shooting out to a mile instead of just hundreds of yards?
     
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    mooredodge 3,2,1 I'm the bomb...and I'm ready to go off in yo

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    Works for me. :dunno:
     
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    im convinced illinois is full of fucking itiots. hey, isnt barrack osama a senator from there... and this nig is running for president. wont get my vote. id vote to cut my balls off before i voted for that faggot.
     
  24. JaimeZX

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    I should run for office in Illinois, then introduce all kinds of pro-gun legislation.
     
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    do people from CA like to move to IL?
     

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