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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #18)
Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:34 PM
ET Awful (24,363 posts)
22. Having spent 10 years in the Infantry and having had extensive MOUT training
(Military Operations in Urban Terrain), I can assure you that all that is needed to hit multiple targets is to hold the weapon in such a manner that the recoil cause the weapon to strafe from side to side as opposed to upwards.
It's not difficult to do.
I've done, or seen it done, with an M3A1 (Grease Gun), an M16A1, an MP5 and an AK74.
At a long distance, full auto is worthless and innacurate. In a confined area (such as an enclosed room), a large number of targets can be struck in very short order.
Additionally, simply holding down the trigger and emptying a magazine would rarely happen, repeatedly squeezing off 3-5 round bursts is quite simple to do and would be very effective without carefully aiming each shot.
If a gunman is less than 15 feet away and isn't particular about who they hit, aiming isn't essential.
One final thing - Having fired an M16 at full auto and emptied an entire magazine with a single pull of the trigger, I can state with a great deal of certainty that the recoil isn't huge and can be controlled.
There is no reason for a civilian to posess a weapon that can be made to (for all intents and purpose) be full auto with nothing more than a rubber band.
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