From the Free Press
You, too, could be the proud owner of an automatic weapon -- courtesy of the Lapeer County Sheriff's Office.
Via its Web site, www.county.lapeer.org/sheriff, the department is auctioning off a fully automatic M16, dating to the mid-1970s and capable of firing about 700 rounds a minute. The only requirement is that bidders have a machine gun permit -- available to any adult who doesn't have a criminal record.
Purchased by the department for $500 in the '70s, the weapon, which Lapeer's law enforcers thought might be needed in the event of an emergency like a hostage crisis, has never been fired outside of a shooting range. Undersheriff Robert Rapson said Monday he thinks it may be worth as much as $17,000 now.
Of course the Free Press got it wrong in their reporting, which is typical of the leftist media when it comes to firearms related stories. Class III NFA permits are NOT available to any adult who doesn't have a criminal record. You need to pass a background check, and need to cough up $200 - but you also need to get chief law enforcement in your community to sign off on the BATF's Form 4 as well. That's not mentioning having enough money to afford the firearm.
One thing that needs to be mentioned as well. One crime in 50 years by legal NFA holders, and it was from a cop. There's nothing to fear here, folks.