Barrett M82 50-Caliber Sniper Rifle
An NBC News undercover investigation into online gun sales conducted a transaction for this 50-caliber sniper rifle, calling it “the most powerful gun legally sold in the U.S.: bullet range five miles. It can pierce armored vehicles, even bring down a helicopter.”
The NRA claims 50-caliber sniper rifles have not been used in crimes, but the Violence Policy Center, a nonprofit working to reduce gun violence, refutes that assertion with a long list of criminal activities in which the 50-caliber sniper rifle was the weapon of choice.
(Photo by United States Marine Corps via Wikimedia Commons)