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    I've got a box of FAL ammo laying around here someplace. The luddite in me wants an FN Model 49 which was the semi auto predecessor of the FAL. The Belgian bloke buggered off with the blueprints when the Germans were on the doorstep & the gun wasn't actually put into production until 1949. They didn't sell many to other nations, Argies had some.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FN_Model_1949


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobzilla View Post
    Perhaps you consider that the UK prohibits driving, or at least fails to condone it, because of the fact that they impose similar conditions over here?

    Get. Real.
    We certainly have fewer car crashes because we licence driving motor vehicles. Other, less developed countries, don't and have horrific death rates on the roads. Ergo, licencing works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermostat9 View Post
    No, you need to have a hunting licence already, be affiliated with a gun club and pass a medical. It's not simply 'I want an automatic weapon, I can have one'

    I don't doubt some French nutters have cellars full of weapons either, but mass shootings do seem mercifully rare over there, so they must be doing something right.
    OH FFS. What he said was:

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    You can own pretty much any semi-automatic weapon as a private citizen in France.
    That doesn't mean he was saying you could just pop into a McDonald's and order a Happy Meal and an anti-aircraft gun on the side now does it? The implication is that ownership is possible. Passing a physical and getting a hunting license aren't exactly Mt Everest sized hurdles are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwana View Post
    That doesn't mean he was saying you could just pop into a McDonald's and order a Happy Meal and an anti-aircraft gun on the side now does it? The implication is that ownership is possible. Passing a physical and getting a hunting license aren't exactly Mt Everest sized hurdles are they?
    There'd be queues down the road in the redneck states if you could...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZRX61 View Post
    I've got a box of FAL ammo laying around here someplace. The luddite in me wants an FN Model 49 which was the semi auto predecessor of the FAL. The Belgian bloke buggered off with the blueprints when the Germans were on the doorstep & the gun wasn't actually put into production until 1949. They didn't sell many to other nations, Argies had some.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FN_Model_1949
    I would like my old heavy barrel R1, that was a nice rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermostat9 View Post
    We certainly have fewer car crashes because we licence driving motor vehicles. Other, less developed countries, don't and have horrific death rates on the roads. Ergo, licencing works.

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    Google and Wikipedia aren't helping. Which countries don't have driving licences? I found several without tests (e.g. sign a declaration that you are able to drive) or with very rudimentary tests (e.g. drive forwards then drive backwards) but none without driving licences or permits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saga_lout View Post
    Google and Wikipedia aren't helping. Which countries don't have driving licences? I found several without tests (e.g. sign a declaration that you are able to drive) or with very rudimentary tests (e.g. drive forwards then drive backwards) but none without driving licences or permits.
    Then you're clearly not reading it right...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moth View Post
    There'd be queues down the road in the redneck states if you could...
    you've got to admit it would be a lot more fun than a plastic toy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobzilla View Post
    Then you're clearly not reading it right...
    Everybody loves a smart arse, right?

    So are you just going to be a smart arse or are you going to answer the question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saga_lout View Post
    Everybody loves a smart arse, right?

    So are you just going to be a smart arse or are you going to answer the question?
    I suspect there was a large (100%) element of irony in the post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowth View Post
    I suspect there was a large (100%) element of irony in the post
    That little?

    Probably more sarcasm than irony though.

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    You sure do love Chicago.

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    Slackers. They have a little bit of catching up to do if they want to match last year's record...


    (that was sarcasm too...)

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