Originally Posted by mdauben
The law is stupid and will do nothing to curb crime or violence. It accomplishes nothing but to chip away another bit of our 2E rights.
This is the salient point, regardless of how you interpret Barrett's motives. They've banned a type of weapon that to my knowledge has rarely--if ever--been used in a case of violent crime in America. Convenience store clerks, gang bangers and rival crack dealers are not getting killed by .50 caliber rounds. Barrett M89s are not the go-to guns in domestic shootings, and they are not weapons of choice for lunatic mass killers. Where then is the danger? They have banned a weapon out of fear of what someone might
do with it...