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    Coast Guard proposal to test guns on Great Lakes criticized

    September 2, 2006 -

    A Coast Guard plan to test guns on the Great Lakes has itself come under fire.

    The Coast Guard has proposed holding target practice with boat-mounted machine guns at dozens of "live-fire zones" around the Great Lakes. One of the zones would be just a few miles from several North Shore beaches.
    But after complaints from boating groups and at least one congressman, the Coast Guard has put those plans on hold to accept public comments for 60 days.

    Critics say the target practice could threaten boaters and beach-goers. Others say the guns -- which can fire up to 600 rounds a minute -- could also pose an environmental hazard.

    Coast Guard stations around the Great Lakes began installing the M-240 machine guns on their boats this year as part of the nation's anti-terrorism efforts.

    (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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    Can you believe the nerve of the Coast Guard???

    They should drive those boats over to the local gun range, just like the rest of us.
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    Do the environmentalists have an iron clad guarantee that the terrorists will only use "green" WMDs?
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    I wonder if these hand-wringers know that Cops practice with guns/ammo all the time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheeBadOne
    I wonder if these hand-wringers know that Cops practice with guns/ammo all the time...
    Dammit, you had to go and tell them didn't you????
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    And if something happened and they needed to use those guns and they malfunctioned for some reason. The same people would complain because they used faulty equipment and should have tested them first!!
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