Shooting at tanks

I agree with Murdoc: I don’t find the story that people are shooting at tanks to be credible. I know that people used to shoot at railcars marked “Explosives”. Even if that rail car blew up, it wouldn’t blow up in your lap. Tanks, on the other hand, deliver thier explosives to you before they blow up.

Also, you have between one and three firearms on you, usually. Most of them are at most, .30-06. An Abrams MBT has a 120mm smoothbore cannon and no less than two .50 machine guns. It also has a sophisticated targetting computer and thermal imaging sights. It will find you. That is why I don’t think the story is credible. If people are shooting at the tanks, and the tanks can’t identify them, then the tanks need to stay on the training ground longer. These guys aren’t running around hiding under thermal camo using sophisticated sniper techinques. If they exist, they are the sort of yahoo who is stupid enough to shoot at a tank (by definition.)

So don’t ban guns. Change the rules of engagement on the training grounds. Post big signs that say in red block letters:

IF YOU SHOOT AT A TANK
IT WILL SHOOT BACK

LETHAL FORCE AUTHORIZED

And the problem is solved.

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