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#1 Verge_6
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Because they pay for them?

We'll sell pretty much anybody weapons who will pay for them. Otherwise they'll just go buy weapons from Russia. We would rather have their money.

All of the major weapons the US and Russia exports are always the "export" version of them. Neither the US or Russia ever sells their standard military equipment. As a rule of thumb you never sell somebody a weapon that is better than your own.

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Or even on par with your own. But, on this board anyways, a tank is a tank and a plane is a plane, regardless if the one being exported has a crap-tier sensor package as standard or targeting equipment that was outmoded even when the Wall fell.
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The rest of the countries in that area buy their arms from Russia.

Can you tell me why Russia is still supplying arms to Syria?

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Shush, OT runs on hilariously idealistic mindsets and double-standards. You know that, don't go disrupting the MO.
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This just in; SAM systems are capable of single-handedly invading another country. More at 11.

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Also, its almost impossible to have a "debate", its like banging your head to a wall since it seems everyone knows what camp they belong to and is not really willing to actually hear what you're saying.GazaAli
As others have said, I cannot think of a time where this wasn't the MO of OT. I can still remember having and witnessing cringe-worthy "debates" here years ago that involved the likes of Kuraimen and Keywii that made me lose faith in the future of mankind.
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GS as a whole is a shadow of what it once was.

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Mixed feelings. We definitely should require solid background checks for people to buy guns, and we shouldn't let people by things like automatic weapons, but other than that I don't feel like we should be regulating guns much.chessmaster1989
Gonna go with this.
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I was an Episcopalian that went to a Church of Christ school for my middle and highschool years. I had far too many.

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Wasn't a fan of Black Hawk Down and haven't seen Tae Guk Gi but thats a great list verge, I'd have included Platoon and (if they count) Schlinders list and Empire of the Sun.blue_hazy_basic

BHD was a bit "oorah" (it kinda had to be if the US armed forces were gonna lend a dozen UH-60s, otherwise we'd have been left with Huey Down), but the pacing and handling of a multitude of characters was handled very well. And I highly suggest seeing Tae, it has one of the best strafing attacks I've ever seen.

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[QUOTE="Socialist696"] I like the Garands too. Great rifles. You can also consider the fact that back in the day, Repeaters had large amounts of ammo so the age of mass killing potential for guns isn't anything new at all.

The Garand would fall under the semi-automatic category, though. It is a blast to shoot though, I only wish 30-06 wasn't so pricey. My Enfield doesn't see much use due to .303 being about $1 a pop.
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Yeah, because it is totally feasible to kill a dozen people in quick succesion with a bolt action rifle with a 5 round magazine...redstorm72

There are things called "clips" that allow for very easy and fast reloading of bolt-action (and even some semi-automatic) rifles. Yes, they are very capable of killing 12 people in under a minute, and many modern bolt-action rifles employ detachable magazines, making such a feat even easier. Especially when one considers the existence of bolt-actions like the Lee Enfield series (the design over a century old, btw), which has a 10 round magazine and an incredibly fast action.

enfield_el-alamein.jpg

So, yes, your guidelines for what firearms warrant regulation would include almost every weapon under the sun that still sees even moderate use.

Also, what should I call "assualt weapons/rifles"? You keep saying it is the wrong term for semi automatic high powered rifles, but you haven't told me what the correct one is?

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What's wrong with just "semiautomatic rifles"? That's precisely what they are. And please, for all that is holy, don't use "high powered", it's as much a political term as "assault weapon". There is the "full powered" designation for rifles chambered in a cartridge that is above an intermediate type (like 5.56 and 7.62x39) that is much more appropriate and actually has a discernible area of coverage.