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Not a sniper

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Submitted by Joe (United States), May 22, 2004 at 12:42

Im sick and tired of the media calling anyone who shoots a rifle or pistol in a crime or murder a sniper. They have no idea what a sniper is. The "DC SNIPERS" so called, are what we call in america"murderers".

You insult ad sully the name "sniper" everytime you tag it to some idiot who kills in cold blood. They shot people all the way up to 140 yards in some of there kills. Big deal, I could do that with my eyes shut. I have taken deer in gun season with a rifle a over 400meters. Ive taken deer with a bow and arrow at 70 meters. And i could hardly be classed as a sniper.

Shooting at someone doesnt make you a sniper. The media has taken it as a buzz word to draw attention. So stop using the word "sniper" unless you place it where it belongs. Highly skilled and motivated men, who use their training in combat or in a police situation to save lives not destroy them.
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