• I went to the USA, or, the 2nd ammendment gone wild
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So, I went to the USA with my son or the first time. We both wanted to get some paintball equipment, since alot of that sorta stuff is not exactly sold in Canada. Now, we are both OK with guns: we both have hunting rifles and plink often. Thats not the problem. The problem is, that the store we went to for some paintball gear, Maine Millitary, sells all of the following aswell: Rocket launchers Grenade launchers Land mines Grenades Silencers Belt guns What the fuck USA. I know, right to bear arms. I understand that, and I fully support anyone wanting, say, a pump shotgun. But you dont need a fucking RPG-7. Here are some pictures: [media]http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/7049/img5734p.jpg[/media] [media]http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/2480/img5736k.jpg[/media] [media]http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/6154/img5737d.jpg[/media] [media]http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/1407/img5739j.jpg[/media] [media]http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6100/img5740g.jpg[/media] [media]http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/8787/img5738n.jpg[/media] [media]http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/5071/img5735v.jpg[/media] [media]http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/2610/img5746nm.jpg[/media] [media]http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/275/img5747e.jpg[/media] [media]http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1032/img5742g.jpg[/media] And last but not least, my son behind what we believe to be a WWI Maxim Machine gun: [media]http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/8867/img5741pc.jpg[/media] Only 3k if you want it! The website, with most of these items for sale on it: [url]https://www.mainemilitary.com/[/url] Some highlight of the site: Machine pistols 50.cal rifles Bio/Chemical warfare gear Really America. What are you guys doing. You wonder why you have a gun problem when you have shops like this, where I could reach up and take a rocket launcher no problem. And no, none of these are airsoft. I confirmed with the store clerk, a beefy bald guy with a holster on both thighs. All real steel. Anyway, I think you could tell just by looking at them anyway!
Hell yeah. And by the way, you're a moron if you think there are shops like this everywhere. I mean really, I'm sure the rocket launchers aren't even functional. Bio/Chemical gear doesn't have to do with guns and there's nothing that makes them illegal to sell. My shotgun uses 50 caliber slugs, so the .50 Cal rifle is going to have a way better range but they're around 4,000 dollars.. and also NOT illegal.
Were they actually selling all of those things, or were they just on display? Also, only the first 3 pictures seem to work.
[QUOTE=JeffAndersen;28324797]Hell yeah. And by the way, you're a moron if you think there are shops like this everywhere.[/QUOTE] The fact a shop like this [I]exists[/I] is bad.
Dem Guv'ment people aren't taking MAH rights away. I dare em'
[QUOTE=Uberslug;28324818]Were they actually selling all of those things, or were they just on display?[/QUOTE] All for sale.
Probably just a specialist store. Also nice first post.
You can buy these things, but none of them are ever used in crimes. When was the last you heard of a guy using an RPG-7 to hold up a bank or gas station in the US? This doesn't contribute to the gun problem at all. And funny how this thread ended up getting locked anyway.
All of that stuff sold at military surplus stores is unusable and unrecoverable / replicas and only for display @banned user yeah locking the thread right after bringing up an argument is a bad idea but I guess you realized that [editline]f[/editline] oh ahahah
I'm pretty sure that Rocket launchers, Grenade launchers, active Land mines and Grenades are illegal. Silencers I know depend on the state, and require a license to use. Belt guns are fine as long as the gun itself is semi-auto. Bio and Chem protection gear is perfectly legal. .50 cals are illegal for civilians to own unless given a special license for renting at ranges in most states (lemme specify that, .50 cal machine guns and rifles are illegal, special made .50 cal civilian rifles and guans that can use .50 cal aren't necessarily illegal or needing of a specific license, but most states limit them). Machine pistols are also illegal for civilians- in fact, all automatic weapons are except for those produced before a certain date, and they can only be obtained if they were in use by the American military/obtained by them in a foreign war and brought home and given the proper license to continue ownership and for resale. Even then, all owners need the specific license, and all sellers need the specific license, and it's illegal in the majority of the states regardless.
Most launchers have their tubes filled with cement before they are sold off to gun stores. Very few are in working order, and even if they are you still have to get the ordinance for it.
Fixed the pictures, also, here is a bonus from the taxidermy section: [img]http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/6950/img5749t.jpg[/img]
I see no rocket launchers or nuclear warheads for sale on the site. So why the fucking drama ? Those are display weapons, and they are obviously deactivated.
I'd buy the Maxim just because it's a badass antique.
The heavy duty weapons shown in the OP are only for sale instore, because it is hard to ship that sorta thing apparently.
Looks more like antiques then for actual combat use.
If I had just 3 grand laying around I'd probably get that WWI heavy machine gun to be perfectly honest.
[QUOTE=TippmannMan;28324819]The fact a shop like this [I]exists[/I] is bad.[/QUOTE] You do realize that most of that was either non-functional or would require a fuckton of permits and fees to own right?
[QUOTE=FuzzyPoop;28325032]I see no rocket launchers or nuclear warheads for sale on the site. So why the fucking drama ? Those are display weapons, and they are obviously deactivated.[/QUOTE] I am unsure how, if they are. I looked down the barrel of a few of them (herp) and non had any clogging/cement in. And if they removed the firing pin, how hard could it be to create one for a machinist?
Congratulations, you've found a "Surplus Store". Surplus stores sell old and often obscure military equipment. I can also guarantee you that most if not all of those weapons are deactivated, the only ones that might be suspect are the actual firearms and only if the store owner carries a license for Class 3 sales, most surplus stores do not. In short, the ATF took a torch to those weapons, a surplus seller bought them and now he's trying to get some poor sap like you to buy them to display in your living room. [QUOTE=TippmannMan;28325103]I am unsure how, if they are. I looked down the barrel of a few of them (herp) and non had any clogging/cement in. And if they removed the firing pin, how hard could it be to create one for a machinist?[/QUOTE] Since the guns appear intact from the outside they probably have dummy receivers which are also called 80% receivers. Non functional blocks of metal that allow limited function of certain parts without enabling the gun to fire live rounds in any way shape or form. You'd need some high grade steel, some tools to work it and the ability to temper the steel afterward. That and most people don't have the patience or the eye to precisely machine gun parts so that they actually work without machines to do most of the work for them.
Well two things here, I'm pretty sure those weapons were on sale for display, not actual use. Also, were they selling the ammo for such rocket launchers?
How else would farmers protect there livestock from aliens?
[QUOTE=RR_Raptor65;28325111]Congratulations, you've found a "Surplus Store". Surplus stores sell old and often obscure military equipment. I can also guarantee you that most if not all of those weapons are deactivated, the only ones that might be suspect are the actual firearms and only if the store owner carries a license for Class 3 sales, most surplus stores do not. In short, the ATF took a torch to those weapons, a surplus seller bought them and now he's trying to get some poor sap like you to buy them to display in your living room.[/QUOTE] I know how surplus stores work, we have them in Canada. All of the weapons are completely gutted, no internals atall, and filled tot he brim with cement. These, not so.
it sucks with all those gangster holding up 7-11's with rpgs lol
I went to a similar store in Estonia once. They had everything from MG-42s (plugged of course) to authentic Nazi German helmets. Really cool store.
[QUOTE=desertsniper;28325126]Well two things here, I'm pretty sure those weapons were on sale for display, not actual use. Also, were they selling the ammo for such rocket launchers?[/QUOTE] I assume so, they had some rockets incased in foam padding in a glass case behind the counter.
The fact is, you don't hear about people using these guns for bad purposes. That's because murders are typically done with cheap Ak-47s and pistols. Those guns don't contribute to the problem.
[QUOTE=Swebonny;28325158]I went to a similar store in Estonia once. They had everything from MG-42s (plugged of course) to authentic Nazi German helmets. Really cool store.[/QUOTE] Everything there really expensive like in the US or is it cheaper?
[QUOTE=TippmannMan;28324819]The fact a shop like this [I]exists[/I] is bad.[/QUOTE] yeah man fuck capitalism fuck entrepreneurship and freedom to sell
All of those launchers and rifles on the walls are deactivated.
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