you still cant do that with 100 dollar gun.
Yes, you CAN.
This is a gun you can buy for around $100, used. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=342352099
Here it is making a 1,000 yard shot with nothing more than a good scope on it.
And before you say "It's not $100 NEW!!!!!" that's completely beside the point. The point is that right now, anybody can buy THIS GUN, a MOSIN NAGANT, for around $100 (I've seen them for less - in fact I stupidly passed up the opportunity to buy one for $75), and with enough practice and a decent scope, can make a shot like this.
SERIOUSLY please stop talking about things in which you have zero first hand knowledge. Call of Duty does not qualify as firearms experience.
a RC toy car level of axis aiming thats controleld by wiki is not really something hard to shop for. and with this pointing system you can remote control to target corectly without needing to be there.
What's your point? You can do that with a normal rifle, too, you know... If you're so adept at reworking the innards of an RC car, I imagine you could quite easily come up with a system that will pull the trigger as well. As a matter of fact, here's one set up that involves two AR-15 style rifles, a flat screen monitor and a PlayStation controller.
And before you say "Well with a NORMAL gun, you need to look through the scope! With this WiFi gun, you don't!", let me show you how easy it is to set up a video feed through a rifle scope.
Set that sucker up to Facetime and you've got a real time image of what your scope is seeing.
without extensive training you cant, unelss your very lucky.
JFK was short distance.
I'm not even going to argue with this one. I'll just let YOU explain to ME why you think it takes extensive training to hit your target with a rifle. Maybe if you'd ever shot a rifle before, you'd understand how NOT difficult it really is to become proficient with one.
in comparisong to the percentage of them existing compared to other guns? yeah.
and yes i know UK allow tank ownership too. point?
I'm thinking you missed my point...
Yes, people should be buying their food that is grown without brutal slaughter of random animals if the possibility exists.
...so we should all eat nothing but greens and berries?
it is purely a moral choice whether you think that shop meat or shooting animals is prefered, and according to my morals you should never hunt with exception of it being the only means of survival. The skills is only important if you want apocalypse.
ah, that old population control excuse. you are controling populating to the level fo extinction, very nice. how about we start populating control with ourselves, we are 6 billions too many and have severely overran our natural habitat. but no, we are too selfish, we instead must kill other animals because we forced them out of their natural homes and now they dont for to places we left them.
Not to mention there are more efficient ways of population control thna random joe and his gun toting friends.
I dno't even know where to start here... I'll try to approach it on a point-by-point basis.
"It is purely a moral choice between shop meat or hunting" - Where do you think "shop meat" comes from?
Do you think it's just created out of thin air? Grown on trees? No. Hundreds of livestock are raised, kept in barns unable to roam freely, then filed down the line one by one where their brains are pierced with a metal rod and they are butchered. Then the meat gets shipped to your local shop.
Yes, there are "free range" livestock farms, but more than likely the meat you eat on a daily basis came from an animal that was kept in a pen its whole life.
And you think that's more humane, more "civil" than simply killing one single animal who has lived in the wild its whole life and using it as your source of food?
"You're controlling population to the level of extinction" - Wrong.
Here in the US we have a Government office known as the Department of Natural Resources that tracks wildlife population. Based on the total population, age, pop. density in particular areas, the DNR issues a LIMITED NUMBER OF PERMITS to hunt specific types of animal in specific areas. We don't just go out and randomly start killing animals - that's called POACHING. We pay real money for a permit to shoot, say, a Deer, and then we have to fill out the tag that comes with it and turn it back into the DNR, otherwise we will go to FEDERAL PRISON for Poaching.
"How about we start population control with ourselves" - And how do you suggest we do that?
You're already against gun violence.. if you want to thin our numbers and you truly believe that guns = mass death, shouldn't you be FOR guns? Whether you think it's fair or not that animals got the short end of the stick when it comes to territory, bear in mind that the DNR does NOT ALLOW us to just go and slaughter as many animals as we see fit. The entire PURPOSE of the DNR is to ensure that animal populations remain at a good size, and there's more to it than just how many car/deer collisions there are per year - the entire eco system can be at risk if too many of one species exist in one place.
Don't believe me? Fine.
Wild hogs are among the most destructive invasive species in the United States today. Two million to six million of the animals are wreaking havoc in at least 39 states and four Canadian provinces; half are in Texas, where they do some $400 million in damages annually. They tear up recreational areas, occasionally even terrorizing tourists in state and national parks, and squeeze out other wildlife.
Supporting hunting is the ignorant decision here.
Care to retract that statement yet, or should I share more cold hard facts and evidence as to why hunting is necessary?
there is a huge black market for legaly bought weapons.
Um, do you even know what the black market is?
A black market or underground economy is the market in which illegal goods are traded.
ILLEGAL goods. That means not legal. Why in the hell would someone sell a LEGAL gun on the black market? You wouldn't need to! If the gun is LEGAL, you can LEGALLY SELL IT.
in fact majority of black market in america is legally owned gun resale.
Ignoring the fact that what you just said is an oxymoron... provide factual statistics, or bullshit.
so if you ban guns in american they will come from american? because mexican illegla guns are the guns legally obtained in america.
Mexico's illegal guns come from America and only America? There's no other place they could get them? Really? Ok then.
allowing easy access for guns to black market is "protecting our borders" now?
That's pretty much the opposite of what I was suggesting.
When George W. Bush called for tighter border security along the Mexico/U.S. border, he was labeled a racist. The Minuteman project was labeled racist. Every attempt to cut down on ILLEGAL immigration was labeled racist.
If Mexico's illegal guns come from the US and only the US, don't you think we SHOULD have tighter border security?
I did not say that allowing easy access to black market guns is "protecting our borders", I said PROTECTING OUR BORDERS WILL HINDER THE BLACK MARKET. And it will. But we can't do that, because it's racist.
I never said it has to be done instantly with a single legislation. It has to be done gradually, over many years (think 50 or 100) slowly removing acess to new guns and purging out the old ones.
How do you expect to purge the old ones? Do you really think people won't hide them if the government comes to collect them? Fact: you've never had to register any non-automatic long guns in the United States. Aside from a serial number on the manufacturer's manifest, once a rifle, shotgun or otherwise is sold, it might as well cease to exist.
I can sell my shotgun to whomever I want, whenever I want, for however much money I want, and once it's out of my hands, who KNOWS where it'll end up. It has been this way since the dawn of time.
Can you fathom the number of rifles/shotguns (yes, rifles include the "evil" AR-15 and AK47) in this country that nobody knows about? They're countless. And if the government comes to take guns (which they never will), they won't get those guns that they aren't even aware exist.
a crutch to a man with no legs is a lot.
Sure, but people can't "learn" to have new legs, like you can learn to be a good shot with a non-augmented rifle scope.
I feel like I'm arguing with frikkin Piers Morgan. My God. Bring some facts next time or I'm simply not even going to bother responding.