Hmm, I’m interested in buying one but I don’t quite fit in any of the groups they’re limiting sales to. I spent about a year in my battalion sniper squad but due to our predeployment training and unit budget I never went to sniper school. More than half the squad didn’t go to sniper school before the unit deployed, though we were trained by the qualified snipers.
I’m not active duty, and I’m not retired, because I was medically discharged for a serious leg injury sustained in training after we got back from Iraq.
This sounds too good to be true. Look for Obama to block it just like he did with the South Korean M1 Carbines. And he’ll do it with his typical straw-man, “Some people say we should flood the streets with cheap sniper rifles …”
but I hope it happens. And if I don’t win one in the lottery, the money goes to a good cause.