LEGAL: Automatic weapons ILLEGAL: French cheeses
I think you mean Semi-Auto. Automatic weapons have not been street legal for civilians basically since the tech was invented. Even the army doesn’t use automatics for like 99% of its’ rifles. No point. If you can’t wreck its’ shit in a 3-shot burst, you’re not going to do better with the ol’ spray’n’pray, genius. The only exception is for Squad Automatic Weapons, the large machine guns generally only carried by 1 guy a squad. The point of those full automatic beasts is not to actually hit any thing, it’s to put enough lead into the air to make whoever you’re shooting at keep their head down.
Bonus points for every weapon in that picture being images from Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 2. Certain weapons in there like the FN P90 are actually somewhat rare IRL, and are only included in every video game and movie because their profile silhouette is incredibly distinctive. Others, like the SAWs, aren’t regularly made available to civilians with the firing mechanism you’d need for full auto.
And on the right side of that (biology nerd alert), theres a difference between being tightly regulated and illegal. Many french cheeses are simply not exported due to the high level of food regulations not being cost effective for exporters.
Others are made illegal simply due to the fact that the FDA aging requirement for raw-milk cheeses are violated (though theres some flexability with specality suppliers), due to that potentially leading to the emergence of some rather nasty infections.
Further complicating the issue is that while the French have health standards for soft cheeses, the United States still does not. The ‘illegality’ issue is more one of consumers seeking aged cheeses that haven’t met proper health regulations. The ‘legality’ of this regulation isn’t the same as the blatant illegal standards set towards sales of automatic weapons (and aforementioned restrictions on semi-automatic weapons).
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