You just set off a group on here who will be combing the net trying to prove you wrong in another vain attempt at whining about lax US guns laws. Kudos and a job well done, keeps em busy and off here for a while at least......
Complete aside. I was driving through E Bumblefcuk, Virginia a couple months ago, and saw a Ferret in a Mom'n Pop type one-horse garage business. Thought I was imagining things, but on the return journey the next day, it was indeed a Ferret. Looked in good condition too. British cam paint pattern, UK MOD plates.
Why on earth would someone privately import such a thing? I can't imagine there were any shipped to the US by the MOD. Possibly BATUS and demoted from there?
Another tangent. We visited a small gun shop near Ocala, Florida in 2012 and they had a fully operational .50 calibre Browning on the shop floor surrounded by thousands of rounds of ammunition. The owner told me that it was out of a B17 and he'd sell it for $50k. I jokingly told him that it was tempting, but coming from Canada, it would be impossible. He said "Yeah, I hear you got some strange gun laws up there." Indeed.
What are the cops going to do, if a naughty chap ends up with one of those and does something stupid?
In the Army, we'd deal with an emplaced MG by mortar fire, artillery fire, ATk missile, fast air, Apache or possibly a cheeky grenade if you could get close enough, out of the arc of fire. It's seriously upping the ante if the cops end up with any of those!
Perhaps one of our Americans could enlighten me. I know that a fully transferable machine gun can be bought by anyone with the appropriate licence if state law allows it. On forgotten weapons the other day gun jesus mentioned a dealer ony weapon, one not availabe to the general public. What is the score considering you can buy and fire a 105 howitzer or flamethrower as long as you have a destructive device licence I find it strange that some weapons are restricted.
saw an interview at a range shoot. One guy had a large number of machine guns. He reckoned The way prices are going up they are worth buying purely as an investment. He bought most of his pre 86 and the return on his investment is astronomical.