To: Inspector Harry Callahan
Here's what the VPC says: Criminal Use of the 50 Caliber Sniper Rifle
Two of the instances they list:
Branch Davidian cult members fired 50 caliber sniper rifles at federal agents during their initial gun battle on February 28, 1993. The weapons' ability to penetrate "any tactical vehicle in the FBI's inventory" prompted the agency to request military armored vehicles "to give FBI personnel adequate protection from the .50 caliber rifles" and other more powerful weapons the Branch Davidians might have had.
On February 27, 1992, a Wells Fargo armored delivery truck was attacked in a "military style operation" in Chamblee, Georgia, by several men using a smoke grenade and a Barrett 50 caliber sniper rifle. Two employees were wounded.
"...Criminal Use of the 50 Caliber Sniper Rifle."
How about "Criminal use" of a knife, bat, 2X4, automobile, rock, rope, etc., etc., etc.
posted on 02/05/2003 8:44:21 AM PST
There was also a cop shot here with a 50 at an Albertsons grocery store. Then again, using fingers and toes, that is about all the 50 crimes ever committed.
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