And about automatic weapons anyway, why? I go to the local indoor range that rents them and muse at the people coming in and dropping $1,000 to fire one for a few minutes. At $0.50 to a dollar or more a round, it adds up really quickly. Maybe I count pennies and if I have to worry about the cost, just look elsewhere, but consider at 500 rounds a minute, which is slower than most automatic weapons. Using a 30 round magazine, swapping out fast, you get off 100 or so a minute. at $0.50 cents each, that is $50 per minute. Great for novelty but I'll stick with semi-automatic and hit the target where I aim instead of spraying the area. And have money to buy lunch or dinner afterward.
. We need more belt control
There’s an old saying that a machine gun is world’s most efficient means of turning perfectly good cash into noise and smoke.
Had a boss tell me onetime, "Watch the pennies and the dollars take care of themselves."
Been living that way ever since.