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4/25/2017 7:42:44 PM
Posted: 7/23/2001 10:38:43 AM EDT
From the newly restored newslink section: [url]http://www.bangornews.com/cgi-bin/article.cfm?storynumber=38229[/url]
Her ear protectors still snug on her head and with the aroma of ignited gunpowder swirling around her, 38-year-old Cathy Cody of Dover-Foxcroft was all smiles Sunday morning as she dismounted from a quad 50 machine gun. “That was fantastic,” the petite registered nurse shouted over the din of dozens of staccato gunfire bursts. With four [red]50 mm machine guns[/red] mounted around her while she sat inside the gun and shot at junk cars, Cody said “Your whole body vibrates.”
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I'd hope to shout! Wouldn't those be 50mm [b]cannon[/b] though? Ah, I love journalistic accuracy. At least she didn't say the "aroma of cordite", but then she probably doesn't know what cordite is. At least it wasn't a stridently anti-gun piece.
Link Posted: 7/23/2001 10:41:27 AM EDT
Actually if you read closely it says the woman sat inside the gun, but even then 50mm seems a bit small. JJK
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Link Posted: 7/23/2001 11:21:41 AM EDT
A quad 50mm? Leave it to a dumb-assed journalist to not know the difference between a millimeter and the caliber of a firearm. 50mm is equal to two inches. THAT is a big gun mount. As we all know, a .50 cal Ma Duece has a bore of just 1/2 inch. How hard is that to figure out? Gee...you think they teach anything in journalism class these days? All they want to do is save the world...and get that Pulitzer.
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Link Posted: 7/23/2001 1:54:14 PM EDT
all smiles...as she dismounted...“That was fantastic,”...“Your whole body vibrates.”
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There should be a comment in there about the "long, hard barrels" that delivered so much satisfaction to this woman.
Link Posted: 7/23/2001 2:29:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JJKmoch: Actually if you read closely it says the woman sat inside the gun, but even then 50mm seems a bit small. JJK
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I just have to say this, I know its a typo but I'll say it anyway. It' .50 caliber not 50mm. A 50mm would by comparison be HUGE.
Link Posted: 7/23/2001 2:32:43 PM EDT
I realize that, however I was making fun of the fact the journalist said she was sitting "inside the gun"...and no matter how small she was she probably couldn't slide into a 50mm. Jk
Link Posted: 7/23/2001 11:03:31 PM EDT
sweet.[8D] must have .... [:P]
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