Okay, who doesn't want a .45 ACP Luger? Do you want it half a million bucks bad? From the LA Times:
The corporate-takeover shark played by Michael Douglas in the movie "Wall Street" brandished a replica and bragged about it as "the rarest gun in the world." An Indonesian billionaire paid $1 million for the real thing, and it became known as "the million-dollar Luger."
That was in the late 1980s, when the Douglas line "greed is good" captured the spirit of the times.
On Sunday, under very different economic circumstances, the coveted .45-caliber Luger found a new owner for half that price at a public auction in Anaheim.
The gavel came down at $430,000 from an anonymous bidder. With the 15% buyer's premium, the 103-year-old weapon fetched $494,500.I wasn't willing to go a penny over $429.999.37! Ya gotta draw the line somewhere...
Here's an interesting piece on Open Carry on the BBC. What's interesting is not so much the story as the comments, which basically proves categorically that we need to nuke the country that used to be England...here's an example:
May I add what would happen if a innocent gun carrier panicked as a male was walking g behind her at night, in a moment of fear she shot. If it turned out she had MURDERED a innocent person walking home, would that man still be alive if that person had no gun on her? answer no. Would she be dead, no. There have been cases like this before, when 'accidental deaths' have taken place, all because a gun carrier was human and panicked.Some are loonier, some saner.
But hey what would I know, I'm Just from England. Its up to the USA how they treat those cowardly ego boosting weapons, but I do with they would sensor them from civilised television shows. Personally I just do not agree with American media making guns acceptable out of a war zone, not that a England is perfect but hey Guns are for wimps and bullies.