Tanks and Guns and Oh My!

Tanks and Guns and Oh My!

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    Talking Tanks and Guns and Oh My!

    "You get a tank, you end up with an ex-wife," warns Mr. Miller, who has one of each.

    These Vehicles Are Tons of Fun, and Good for Thwarting Road Rage - WSJ.com

    PORT LAVACA, TexasWeapons buffs may stock semiautomatics in the gun safe. But nothing makes a statement like having an Army tank in the garage.

    Scattered around the country are members of a small fraternity of guys who own tanks. They are hyper-avid history buffs or hyper-edgy investors or just wealthy men who can now afford hyper-sized versions of the toys they played with when they were boys. Tank brokers—yes, there is such a thing—estimate there are several hundred to 1,000 private tank owners in the U.S.
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    There was a miltary-decorun restaurant near here that had a Stuart tank out front. When I heard it was closing I seriously considered trying to buy it. Alas it was gone when I went by. It would have made a terrific hurricane shelter if nothing else and kept the neighbors at bay.
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    That would make shopping on Black Friday a lot easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    That would make shopping on Black Friday a lot easier.
    And getting a parking space.
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    I don't know. Some of those checkouts are pretty narrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I don't know. Some of those checkouts are pretty narrow.
    The tank can make them wider.
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    If the armaments worked that would be awesome.

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    Never would be able to afford one but it would be great fun to take a test drive.
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    Those rounds might have a little overpenetration issue.
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    Are these legal in NY as long as you have 7 rounds or less on board?

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