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A South Carolina sheriff’s department has purchased a tank with a .50 caliber machine gun. To put this gun into perspective, the amunition is strong enough to peirce through a car and even the millitary is hesistant to use it in most situations. The sheriff, Leon Lott, has actually convinced himself (and is working on convincing the general public) that the armmored personel carrier will “save lives.”

This is ridiculous. Seriously, and I’m even in favor of the right to bear arms, but no one, government official or private civillian should need something that even the military rarely needs. Find out more here.