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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:24 AM
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In the Heart of America's Love Affair with Firepower(Machine Gun Shoot)
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 01:30 AM by RamboLiberal
http://alternet.org/story/40344 /

Wearing orange foam earplugs to muffle the nearby thunder of relentless automatic weapons fire, a grizzled man with SS lightning bolt tattoos on his forearms pulls a little red wagon loaded with rifle ammunition. Carefully picking his way through the teeming crowd, he passes table after table laden with machine guns, gas masks, combat knives, war memorabilia and bomb-making guides. The man sheds his camouflage tactical vest to reveal a worn black T-shirt emblazoned with a Totenkopf, the Death's Head symbol of the Waffen SS. Then he parks his wagon to join a huddle of shoppers surrounding a hard-faced spokeswoman from Valkyrie Arms who's extolling the virtues of the Olympia, Wash.-based arms maker's new product, the Valkyrior 556 Rotary Gun.

"It's .223-caliber, six barrels, basically you're looking at a hand-cranked mini-gun," she says.

The man asks, "What's the rate of fire?"

"Just as fast as you can crank it," she replies. "We just shipped a load of these babies to civilian security contractors in Iraq for convoy protection. When I go to sleep tonight, I'll dream of towel heads splattering all over the place."

"We need to ship a few to the border and start splattering Mexicans," he says.

Read the article for home grown (terrorist) militia who use this to distribute their literature. My other question is why aren't these people in Iraq or Afghanistan if they like this much firepower? Oh, I forgot, in Iraq or Afghanistan the targets may shoot back.

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electricmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:29 AM
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1. I think I'm going to be sick
"When I go to sleep tonight, I'll dream of towel heads splattering all over the place."

"We need to ship a few to the border and start splattering Mexicans," he says."
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It's really sickening knowing that people like this are walking among us.

I wonder if this is the type of towel heads he dreams about.




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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:54 AM
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2. you mean that gay dude in the photo is a repuke? must be a log
cabin one.
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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:38 AM
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3. Machine Gun Cheney
"Cheney's collection, our sources say, is in the hundreds of guns, including pistols, shotguns and machine guns -- from antique Thompsons to the most modern European automatic machine guns.


To let off some steam (God knows he has some to let off these days), the Vice President has been known to go out to the federal training center in Maryland where the Secret Service does its own gun practice.


A typical Cheney visit, told to us by a person who attended one, included the Vice President bringing some 30 guns from his own collection.


On the ranger, Cheney would blow away his targets -- with Thompson machine guns, the latest German and Austrian machine guns, Lugars, MP5s, shot guns, you name it."
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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:38 AM
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4. Machine Gun Cheney
"Cheney's collection, our sources say, is in the hundreds of guns, including pistols, shotguns and machine guns -- from antique Thompsons to the most modern European automatic machine guns.


To let off some steam (God knows he has some to let off these days), the Vice President has been known to go out to the federal training center in Maryland where the Secret Service does its own gun practice.


A typical Cheney visit, told to us by a person who attended one, included the Vice President bringing some 30 guns from his own collection.


On the ranger, Cheney would blow away his targets -- with Thompson machine guns, the latest German and Austrian machine guns, Lugars, MP5s, shot guns, you name it."
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<http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/5/3/12542... >
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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:22 PM
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5. Looks like someone has converted your mouse to full auto :)
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 03:44 PM by benEzra
Cheney must also be EXTREMELY wealthy. Some machineguns price out in the six-figure range, and even a cheap Chinese-made AK-47 will set you back $15,000 for a civilian-transferable specimen, if you get government approval to own one.

He's obviously loaded in more ways than one.

Hope everybody around is wearing orange vests...
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