"An overgrown .22." as the American soldiers in WWII named it. Became popular with tank crews, paratroopers, and other special purpose soldiers (such as engineers, radiomen, mortar carriers, etc.) Was fully taken out of the U.S Military around the Vietnam War, and has now made its way to the hands of police forces all over the world. It is also being sold by various companies on the civilian market.
It fires a .30 Carbine round, and has a barrel length of 18 inches. From the beginning of the war to the end there were over 6 million produced by many companies, alot of which are familiar to us today:
IBM- Computer company (most likely converted to a war-time factory)
The M1 Carbine is still used in many countries around the world, and is also a popular civilian rifle that is great for small game hunting, and shooting sports.
An unreachable goal.
It doesn't matter how many people pledge peace because there will always be that one bastard who wants to cause problems, thats just the way it is. All of your "Peace groups" are just spitting out useless lines of wasted oxygen, acting like violence and war started yesterday. Thats why I love the US, and our other Allies who took a huge lesson out of World War Two, you don't let someone step of your toe then walk away, you have to step on his toe or he's going to come back in 15 years and kick you in the knee. I know it sucks to hear that, but thats...again the way it is, and always will be.