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Posted: 3/26/2006 10:18:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 10:49:25 AM EDT by Dan_shoe]
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/14187267.htm

Hmmm... the same "Journalist" that posted this article.

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/14187268.htm

At least she didn't paint them in a bad light.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 10:47:36 AM EDT
free advertising


Machine gun dealer does business at a brisk clipBy JUDY L. THOMASThe Kansas City StarFAYETTE, Mo. — In just four years, Jeff and John Overstreet went from running a print shop to renting out machine guns to blaze away on their shooting range.
“Most people don’t realize it’s legal,” said Jeff Overstreet, whose company, CMMG Inc., also manufactures and sells semiautomatic assault weapons and accessories.
CMMG, which stands for Central Missouri Machine Guns, is a frequent vendor at area gun shows, setting up displays at 25 to 30 shows a year around the state. Its inventory of assault weapons is impressive.
One commemorates firefighters who died at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. And the odd-looking PS90 is a civilian version of a weapon used by the Secret Service.
Although CMMG sells primarily to civilians, Overstreet said, it also does business with law enforcement agencies, the military and private contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq. It operates out of a nondescript building several miles outside Fayette.
“We take our business very, very seriously,” Overstreet said. “When we applied for our federal license, everyone had to be fingerprinted and have their mug shots taken and the sheriff had to be notified. Then we all had to pass a federal background check.”
Among CMMG’s 20 machine gun models — available for rent only at their Fayette range — are the military M-16 and the MP5SD, which is used by law enforcement and counterterrorism agencies worldwide.
Before shooting the weapons, a person must sign a waiver and undergo a background check, Overstreet said.
His prices are $10 for a 30-round magazine, a bargain compared with what you would pay in Las Vegas, where similar enterprises charge $1 a round.
Still, it only takes about four seconds to empty a magazine. But some gun enthusiasts say it is worth the money.
“It can be fun, but it’s harder to hit things than you think,” said Kevin Jamison of the Western Missouri Shooters Alliance.
CMMG only allows people to rent machine guns during regular “shoots,” which are usually held every month or two. Overstreet said the shoots draw from 80 to 150 persons.
The company also sponsors competitions, such as the “Midwest 3-Gun Championships” coming up April 29 and 30. Prizes total in the thousands of dollars, and participants come from across the United States.
Renting is one thing, but buying a machine gun can be a major undertaking, Overstreet said.
“They’re all subject to a very extensive federal background check,” he said. “It usually takes about six months.”
Machine guns also are not cheap. Overstreet noted that when the federal government started regulating machine guns in the gangster era of the 1930s, you could purchase one for $175.
Today, civilians can only legally buy machine guns made before 1986. Even an old M-16 can cost $7,000 to $15,000.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 11:00:52 AM EDT
We all know what CMMG really stands for.

Link Posted: 3/26/2006 11:25:22 AM EDT
not bad from a bunch of guys that started from just hitting gun shows moving stuff when they could get good deals.

Remember guys when you get famous and meet all the pretty people remember what type females i like.

congrats, free advertising is good type of advertising.

Ronald
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 1:57:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:25:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:56:17 PM EDT
Yeah, Top Gun. You know "The Top Gun"
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 10:43:17 PM EDT
I thought it was a nice little article.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 5:09:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2006 5:11:59 AM EDT by eric10mm]

... Jeff Overstreet, whose company, CMMG Inc., also manufactures and sells semiautomatic assault weapons ........

Perhaps one of these days those media morons will actually look up the term "assault weapon" in the dictionary and realize that a semi-auto gun is not one. Sheesh.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 11:01:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eric10mm:

... Jeff Overstreet, whose company, CMMG Inc., also manufactures and sells semiautomatic assault weapons ........

Perhaps one of these days those media morons will actually look up the term "assault weapon" in the dictionary and realize that a semi-auto gun is not one. Sheesh.



You won't find "assult weapon" in a dictonary, maybe "assult rifle"

Link Posted: 3/28/2006 3:08:10 PM EDT
I really enjoyed the article and found it rather refreshing compared to the article on "gunshow loopholes"
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 10:35:49 AM EDT
I thought the article on CMMG was a positive one. However, I thought the gun show article was a bit off. The reporter hid behind stats and qoutes from others. By doing this, she avoids being responsible for the print. She can deny anti-gun feelings by pushing them off on her sources. The mayor of KC seems to be the worst of these sources. His quote was very negative and, in my opinion, unwarranted. I attend the gun shows at Bannister and anyone of less-than-average intelligence can see who is a thug and who is not.I observed two "gentlemen" looking at cobra pistols, but neither would ask any questions. Probably because they lack the clean background investigation needed to obtain a weapon. I also noted the "assault weapon" term being thrown around in the article. In my opinion, the shooter is the "weapon" and the rifle/knife/brick is only a tool. Just my two cents.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 11:41:47 AM EDT
Hey ntmid8r333, please stop trying to interject factual based logic into this purely emotional debate. Sheesh.

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 11:42:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Krackels:
I really enjoyed the article and found it rather refreshing compared to the article on "gunshow loopholes"

Yeah, because Alvin Brooks is a wealth of facts.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:18:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JBowles:

Originally Posted By eric10mm:

... Jeff Overstreet, whose company, CMMG Inc., also manufactures and sells semiautomatic assault weapons ........

Perhaps one of these days those media morons will actually look up the term "assault weapon" in the dictionary and realize that a semi-auto gun is not one. Sheesh.



You won't find "assult weapon" in a dictonary, maybe "assult rifle"





you wont find assult anywhere not even in the dictionary
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