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Privately owned fighter jets

Watch the first F-16 fighter jets to be owned by American citizens, remember that an American billionaire is building and launching missiles, then tell me how dangerous is it that private citizens own machine guns.

Or does the Democrat party want to tell us that they are the party that represents the little guy, while they ensure that only Billionaires get to own weapons?

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It is one thing to own the aircraft. It is something entirely different to have access to the armaments. So while I agree with the general premise that the Left is attempting to disarm the general population and leave the wealthy live-in-gated-communities with armed security folks, I don’t see this as a particularly glaring example of their hypocrisy.

Private citizens have been able to buy fighters for a while now, have they not? Generally Soviet-era surplus, and no longer front-line systems … but still.

My question is, does the contractor who is buying these, have to demil them to the same degree (e.g. remove cannon) and agree to the same use restrictions (e.g. no supersonic flight) as a private citizens would?

I know they can do supersonic flight. When I was an active duty Navy pilot I flew a private citizen’s MIG-21 up to mach 1.5 over Vermont as part of Navy test pilot school’s program. Before I flew it he was riveting on the wing with a hangover, but it held together. No armament. I don’t know of any limitation on supersonic flight, but I did not do much civilian flying.

Nope, these are FULLY functional aircraft.
This company can buy and import these because they are fulfilling government contracts. They have also done the federal licensing to import the aircraft cannon and ammo.
For another example, look up Dracon International whose is in the process of buying all 40 some of Australia’s F-18s, including electronic warfare gear, missiles, and cannon ammo – and who already has over 100,000 rounds of explosive 20mm ammo in the country.
Technically, as a private citizen you can own and make machine guns IF you have a business and do the proper licensing. It isn’t even that hard as long as you are careful to completely and properly fill out the paperwork; I’ve done it before and I expect to do it again soon.

This is why Congress enacted laws that end up basically chopping up all front-line military equipment.

Like the F-105s, good aircraft, the engines were all destroyed.

Or why we can’t buy surplus US M113s, they all have been either sold to foreign powers or chopped up. Now you can import a foreign M113, but you can’t buy a US one. Makes no friggin sense.

Blackwater, now Academi? Had it’s own air force with Italian Turboprop Close Ground Support for like, ever. They also, when I was in Iraq had Hughes 500 Defenders Little Birds. ALL of their gear had the weaponry and boolits to shoot…

Yeah, I have friends who worked for Blackwater. They had all of the firepower they needed. In some cases, they even had crew served stuff. One guy told me that they had a 30mm chain gun. I bet that was fun to play with.

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