Posted December 4, 2017 11:30 am by Comments

By Ben Philippi

Less than one month after the tragic Las Vegas shooting, the two biggest machine gun shoots in the world took place in America. One at the Knob Creek range in Kentucky. The other at the Big Sandy range near Wikieup, Arizona.
Approximately two million rounds were fired at the events by hundreds of fully automatic machine guns and a few dozen artillery guns. Dynamite, diesel and fireworks were ignited by tracer rounds, filling the sky with smoke and thunder.
Despite all of this intense firepower, not a single person was hurt or injured. Spectators come from all over the world to attend the events. They rent a machine guns and blow stuff up.
There are few countries on earth that lawfully allow its citizens to own machine guns and artillery. It is uniquely American.
I spoke to a few spectators and organizers at both events about this unique right.
Jakob Lefevre, a spectator from Belgium attending the Big Sandy shoot, told me: “There’s a few countries in Europe where people still actually have the right to keep and bear arms. Where I live in Belgium, it’s more like a priviledge. You gotta jump through a lot of hoops before you’re actually allowed to own any


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