Barrett M82 Sniper and Barrett M107 50 caliber sniper rifles are specifically designed to engage and destroy materiel targets on the battlefield at long range. These anti-armor rifles combine range and striking power that is far beyond that of any hunting rifle, and beyond that of the rifles our infantry carry. Armored personnel carriers, aircraft, rail tank cars, bulk fuel storage, and concrete bunkers are vulnerable to Barrett M107 50 caliber rifle fire at distances of 1,000 to 2,000 yards. Our soft civilian infrastructure airports and the jetliners in them, rail cars carrying hazardous materials, and toxic chemical bulk storage plants is even more open to attack by these rifles than its military counterpart. Any 18 year old who can pass a Brady background check can buy a Barett M107 50 caliber rifle under federal law. But one must be at least 21 years old to buy a handgun at a gun store.
Barrett M107 50 caliber sniper rifles are not just big hunting rifles. They are “purpose-designed” and “purpose-built” weapons of war. This terminology is used in the firearms literature to describe weapons that are made for a specific, narrow purpose, in this case for sniping highly accurate firing at a target from a significant distance. Deer hunters generally shoot over ranges of 150 to 200 yards. One of the most common ammunition rounds used by deer hunters is the .30-30 cartridge, which is generally considered ineffective beyond approximately 200 yards.
|Barrett M82 Sniper Rifle|
|Barrett M82 50 caliber Sniper Rifle|
Highly destructive military armor-piercing, armor-piercing incendiary, and even armor-piercing incendiary explosive ammunition for the Barett 50 caliber rifle is widely available on the civilian market. One Barrett M107 50 caliber rifle manufacturer sells a variety of armor-piercing ammunition from its website. This ammunition can be ordered legally over the phone, and shipped by common carrier almost anywhere, no questions asked. Under the National Firearms Act, passed in 1934, the sale of weapons which fire rounds any larger than Barrett M82 50 caliber Sniper Rifle is severely restricted. The same law restricts fully automatic machine guns, sawed-off shotguns, and hand grenades. The destructive power of a sniper rifle firing 50 caliber rounds is difficult to overstate.
|M107 50 Caliber Sniper Rifle|
|M107 Sniper Rifle|
America is in a war with terrorism. We should not be arming the terrorists with such destructive weapons of war. It is time to regulate Barrett M107 50 caliber sniper rifles by bringing them under the National Firearms Act, so that local and federal law enforcement agencies will, at the very least, know who has them.