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Posted: 10/8/2001 10:26:39 PM EDT
I hope this is bullshit, because It really pisses me off. First, they should not be able to afford something that I cannot. Second, If they strike this type attack, can you imagine the whining of the anti's I wish I could afford one right now. Gotsta get me a new job! VPC: US Gun Insudtry Armed Osama bin Laden U.S. Newswire 7 Oct 11:48 VPC: U.S. Gun Industry Armed Osama bin Laden's Terror Network: Al Qaeda Bought 25 Barrett 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles To: National Desk Contact: Naomi Seligman of the Violence Policy Center, 202-822-8200 ext. 105 E-mail: nseligman@vpc.org WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The U.S. gun industry sold at least twenty-five 50 caliber sniper rifles to Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden's terror network, a study released by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) today reports. The study, Voting From the Rooftops, details the tremendous power of the Barrett M82A1 50 caliber sniper rifles-which U.S. Marines used in the Gulf War to knock out Iraqi armored vehicles from 1,750 yards away-and the gun's potential use to commit terror acts that could cause enormous casualties. The Barrett sniper rifle has spawned a bourgeoning market for these types of weapons that are becoming cheaper, lighter and more widely available. There are known to be at least fifteen 50-caliber sniper rifle manufacturers-nearly double the number of companies that were manufacturing and marketing 50 calibers to civilians in 1999. "We can be shocked, but not surprised that the gun industry would sell these dangerous military weapons to Al Qaeda," said the study's author, Tom Diaz, VPC's senior policy analyst. "These 50 caliber sniper rifles are ideal tools for terror and assassination." Voting from the Rooftops explains the enormous range of 50 caliber sniper rifles, the explosive power of special armor-piercing and armor-piercing incendiary ammunition easily available in the United States, and why this war-fighting power in the hands of Al Qaeda and other terrorists creates a grave threat to all Americans. Among the dangers the study details are: How 50 caliber sniper rifles can create disaster at industrial facilities handling explosive, toxic or volatile chemical-the kind of threat terrorism analysts already warn transforms a target into a weapon. Why a report for the Air Force warned that 50 caliber sniper rifles endanger aircraft, bulk fuel tanks, fuel trucks and other airport facilities-terrorists can turn planes into "bombs on the ground." The rash of 50 caliber sniper rifles found in the arsenals of domestic terrorist and extremist groups, including one that plotted to kill a state governor, U.S. Senator, and federal judges. To obtain a copy of Voting from the Rooftops please call Naomi Seligman at 202-822-8200 ext. 105 or visit the VPC website at http://www.vpc.org. KEYWORDS: GUNS/FIREARMS, POLICY -0- /U.S. Newswire 202-347-2770/ 10/07 11:48 Copyright 2001, U.S. Newswire
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 10:30:01 PM EDT
There was a thread started on this back a few pages now. [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=59069[/url] They give no sources and no reasons what-so-ever to make me believe it's true.
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 11:21:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BillofRights: I hope this is bullshit, because It really pisses me off. First, they should not be able to afford something that I cannot. Second, If they strike this type attack, can you imagine the whining of the anti's I wish I could afford one right now. Gotsta get me a new job!
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Those folks at VPC are full of $hit, they showing their true colors. Check out the other thread. It proves to me, that the antis are not overly concerned privately what happen the thousands of people killed at WTC just their own anti-gun agenda. It was quite obvious after the Columbine HS shooting, those folks were climbing all over the mountain of bodies of the people murdered to further their agenda, nothing more.
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