AR-15s, civilian semiauto AK-47 clones, etc, ARE NOT MACHINE GUNS. The most common AK-47 variant in the US civilian market is the Romanian-built WASR-10, imported by Century Arms, because it is the least expensive AK. Although similar in appearance, they DO NOT fit the definition of MACHINE GUN because they fire one and only one round with a single pull of the trigger, which means they are semi-automatic. An AR-15, despite its similarity to an M-16, is not the same thing. Vietnam-era M-16s were true MACHINE GUNS also, capable of fully automatic fire. The Pentagon brass found this to be a waste of ammo and restricted later models to 3 round burst mode as the only option for selective fire.
The belt-fed American M-60 machine gun is based on an earlier German model from World War 2.
Most ordinary Americans can't tell the f*cking difference between a real machine gun and a semiautomatic like the WASR-10 or AR-15. Unfortunately the News media and politicians are similarly misinformed, to the detriment of all.
Comes in a variety of calibres, weights and rates of fire, from sub-machine guns (use pistol bullets to reduce size and weight) to light machine guns (use assault rifle bullets for compatability and to reduce size and weight) and heavy machine guns (sheer firepower, no compromises).
SMGs and LMGs are meant to be carried. Anything larger, and you're doing a Rambo.
known as "machine guns" as the bullets being fired one after another is like the shots being downed one after the other.
Kayla: Oh, why is that?
Melissa: i did 6 machine guns yesterday,
Machine Gunning: to perform a machine gun