In most states you can legally buy guns online without a background check, and online transactions account for forty per cent of US gun sails.
Here’s what you can get for that hunter friend that likes Bambi puree, and wants to bring that sucker down from the comfort of their home.
From the National Journal – the captions are theirs:
Barrett M82 50-Caliber Sniper Rifle
An NBC News undercover investigation into legal online gun sales conducted a transaction for this 50-caliber sniper rifle, calling it “the most powerful gun legally sold in the U.S.: bullet range 5 miles. It can pierce armored vehicles, even bring down a helicopter.”
The NRA claims 50-caliber sniper rifles have not been used in crimes, but the Violence Policy Center, a nonprofit working to reduce gun violence, refutes that assertion with a long list of criminal activities in which the 50-caliber sniper rifle was the weapon of choice.
M134 General Electric Minigun
The minigun is one of the most dangerous weapons ever designed, with the capacity to fire up to 166 bullets per second. Amazingly, it is currently legal in the U.S. to own this military-grade machine gun because the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 stated that any fully automatic weapon constructed before that year was legal to own.