My local Raleigh gun shop has machine gun rentals, and they say that you can get the permission of your county sheriff to allow you to own a fully automatic weapon.
Beware: Shooting machine guns is expensive! At 50 cents per bullet, at 200 rounds per minute you are looking at $100 per minute, expensive fun!
The most fun machine gun is the M-61 Vulcan, a 20 millimeter six barrel Gatling gun which shoots a steady stream of lead at 67 rounds per seconds!
Sadly, it costs about $4,000 per minute in ammo to shoot this baby, but she can take out a tank!
The ultimate fun machine gun!
Some urban county sheriffs don’t allow citizens to own machine guns (e.g. Wake county), but if you can prove to your sheriff that you have a legitimate reason to own a fully automatic gun, you can get a permit and blast away!
Your sheriff can allow you to possess a fully automatic weapon!
How to get permission to own a machine gun
Obviously, you cannot have been convicted of a crime to own a fully automatic weapon, plus you must be of good moral character.
Valid reasons for owning a fully automatic machine gun might include:
- A Vet who wants to keep an AK-47 that they pried from the cold dead hands of a terrorist
- A gun collector
- CIA, Secret Service, or FBI member
- A law enforcement member
- An armed forced member
I’ve shot an M-16 machine guns and they are great fun!
Even Granny likes shooting a machine gun: