Heavy weapons: Heavy weapons give the survivalist the ability to defend against mobile weapons systems and outlaws who may use vehicles. In addition, heavy weapons give the survival group or militia the ability to engage fortified and semi-fortified buildings that are being used by hostile forces. Several heavy weapons are available on the open market as conventional but very large firearms like the .50 caliber rifles and as class III .50 caliber machine-guns. They use costly ammo but ammunition is usually reliably available through special dealers who serve .50 caliber shooters. These weapons typically cost $3,500 to $10,000 and may not be within financial reach of many survivalists. One way to purchase such weapons is to pitch in and buy them as a group. This is a fitting solution to the financial problem since most heavy weapons are intended to be used by more than one person anyway. The legal ramifications of shared ownership must be dealt with before the weapon is purchased since the person who actually registers the weapon has the greatest responsibility for what happens with it. An example would be the prosecution of Branch Davidian Paul Fatta in Waco for accessory to murder because he legally owned some of the weapons at the Mt. Carmel compound even though he was not present at any of the gun battles with BATF or FBI. Crew served weapons require shared responsibility and cooperation among their users. Other heavy weapons may include rocket launchers, flame throwers, artillery pieces and an array of improvised destructive devices. Most of these devices are regulated by BATF and state agencies but are available in most parts of the country.
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