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Old 04-21-2010, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Spartan198 View Post
The laws themselves aren't necessarily stupid, but most of the time the reasoning behind them is. I don't know if this is actually true or not, but I've heard .50 cal rifles were made illegal in California after a criminal shot an LAPD helicopter out of the sky with one in SWAT.
I've never heard that, but it sounds absurd. Or at least, the Wikipedia page on the ban says nothing about it:

As for .50-caliber rifles, I'm not sure if they shouldn't at least be regulated under the NFA.
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