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  1. 5minutes at |

    Oh, good Lord… This list is absolutely terrible and pretty darned misinformed.

    10. Hollow Point Bullets. These rounds are NOT “horrifyingly dangerous”. They are simply designed, as you stated, to vent their force on impact, rather than carrying through the target and risking the life of people behind it. They are dangerous, but I would argue that they’re actually safer than a standard FMJ round, and considering that 95% of people who get shot survive the experience… I’m pretty sure this doesn’t belong anywhere close to this list.

    8. Dragon’s Breath rounds are not “illegal as hell”. They are currently illegal only in New York City; Marin, Napa, Ventura and Yolo counties, CA; Cook County, IL; D.C.; MA; all of Alaska; Florida; and Hawaii.

    6. The description of DU shells behavior looks to be missing a few points. The shell does not “instantly catch fire and then explode” the second it hits air. Instead, the depleted uranium rod fractures upon impact, and the force of the impact causes ignition of the scattering dust. It’s the impact, not the mere existence of DU.

    5. The AA-12 is no more dangerous than any other automatic weapon. Plus, it’s awesome.

    4. The M-82 is no more dangerous than any other long-range weapon.

    3. No argument here.

    2. I’m not sure I’d list a weapon that’s theoretical.

    And now I have to ask the question: Of all of these super-dangerous weapons… where are nukes? How about chemical weapons? Biological weapons? Cannons? Hell, there’s some bladed weapons I’d consider more dangerous than hollow point rounds. I’d argue that the old canister and grapeshot rounds fired out of 18th and 19th century cannons were far more dangerous than some cheap novelty shotgun round like dragon’s breath.

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    1. marc at |

      Hear, hear, well said my good man.

      And three of these “weapons” are not weapons at all but are actually types of ammunition. #10, #8 and #6 are loaded into the weapon that fires them, and #6 is a material used in the manufacture of ammunition.

      Depleted uranium is not used simply because it is uranium but because it is far more dense than steel, tungsten or lead. By volume, DU has more mass than almost any other metal known to man. Why does this matter? Because good ol’ Mr. Newton says so! A super dense DU slug propelled by an explosive charge maintains its kinetic energy a lot better than any other material. The net effect is that less material gets far more bang for the buck.

      Dragon’s breath rounds are awesome, but they are also good for starting fires and signalling for rescue. Flare guns do just as well to be honest.

      Hollow points are great for actually killing people too, rather than leaving them to lay around, bleeding and suffering. They are also great for not exiting people or passing through some types of walls. So, yeah, hollow points should not really be on this list.

      Seriously? No nukes, chemical weapons, biological weapons, swords made from shark’s teeth, homemade pistols or pits filled with poisonous snakes? This list is a display of simple
      ignorance.

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      1. marc at |

        go check out the Obrez, a modified version of the Mosin-Nagant line of rifles:
        http://www.mdshooters.com/showthread.php?t=30857

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  2. Voorhees at |

    For number 3, look up ‘Spec Ops The line White Phos’ on youtube. In the game you use it to take out loads of enemies and then have to face the consequences of what you did. A horrible weapon.

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  3. Dave at |

    A halberd? The weapon that killed Richard III? You should see what it did to our late Kings skull. My God.. And we think war today is bad! And why ARE there weapons like this? is the Military Industrial Complex a conspiracy theory or what?

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  4. Johnnycanuck at |

    I would think that the A-10 Warthog (Thuinderbolt is a by far a more lethal and terrifying war machine. The A-10 Thunderbolt II has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and is a highly accurate and survivable weapons-delivery platform.The Thunderbolt II can employ a wide variety of conventional munitions, including general purpose bombs, cluster bomb units, laser guided bombs, joint direct attack munitions or JDAM, wind corrected munitions dispenser or WCMD, AGM-65 Maverick and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, rockets, illumination flares, and the GAU-8/A 30mm cannon, capable of firing 3,900 rounds per minute to defeat a wide variety of targets including tanks.

    The chaff and flare is just counter measures and most military aircraft have them.

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    1. 5minutes at |

      I guarantee you that any plane I pilot is more dangerous than any plane that’s been listed here.

      Mostly because I can’t fly…

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  5. Gpenguin at |

    Wheres the Nukes? AA-12 Is my Favorite Shotgun, but I wouldnt have put it on this list. Perhaps on a list of versatile guns you can take anywhere, get sand in it, water dont matter the AA-12 kicks ass! This list is pretty weak by all means, not trying to stir ya up but you listed ammunition? Dangerous weapons, Cannons, or how abou Misuse oft Politics, that’s a pretty dangerous weapon aimed at screwing the people

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  6. eatdogs at |

    Preacher Dave Roever was hit by a sniper in Vietnam as well as forever scared by a phosphorus grenade.

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  7. Mz at |

    FYI, it’s “Anti-Materiel” even though may it looks like it’s wrong.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-materiel_rifle

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    1. Mz at |

      “…even though it may look like it’s wrong.” #corrections =p

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  8. Dan at |

    I don’t know why ammunition was listed even before nuclear weapons. Even #2 attests that this theoretical weapon is similar to a nuclear weapon “without any of the nasty nuclear fallout”, wouldn’t that make a nuclear weapon worse?

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  9. Armando at |

    I think he doesn’t listed nukes because they are boring.
    You drop/launch a big fat bomb and seconds after it touches ground a whole city disappears.
    Maybe a top ten weapons of mass destruction would suffice?

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  10. Aaron at |

    #2 is on the new GI Joe movie… when i was watching the movie i thought that it was complete bull shit… now seeing it here I don’t know…

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