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In preparation for 'Terminator', Arnold Schwarzenegger worked with guns everyday for a month. He practiced weapon stripping and reassembly blindfolded until the motions were automatic. He spent hours at the shooting range practicing with weapons without looking when reloading or cocking.

Robert Maxwell, a noncombatant in WWII, was awarded the Medal of Honor for holding off a platoon armed with automatic weapons with 3 other soldiers using just .45 pistols and throwing himself on a grenade, absorbing the full blast. He is one of 7 surviving medalists, age 94.

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  1. During the LA riots a group of Korean American business owners fought against looters and rioters with shotguns and semi-automatic weapons from the rooftops of their business.

  2. David Williams, convicted of killing a sheriff's deputy, spent his time in the prison's machine shop working on new types of automatic rifles. He was so successful his sentence was commuted so he could help develop weapons for the US military.

  3. In 1990 an unemployed Frenchman, André Gardes, attempted to annex the tiny British island of Sark with a semi-automatic rifle. When a member of the local constabulary complimented his weapon Gardes showed him the rifle, the constable took it and arrested him.

  4. The British island of Sark was invaded in 1990 by Frenchman André Gardes. The invasion failed when a constable, after complimenting him on the quality of his semi-automatic weapon, tackled Gardes who was changing the magazine. He tried invading the island again a year later, but was intercepted.

  5. In 1990 an unemployed French nuclear physicist armed with semi-automatic weapon attempted an invasion of Sark. A volunteer constable (policeman) approached the Frenchman complimenting the quality of his weapon. Frenchman showed the gun to constable, who took it, ending the invasion.

  6. The De Rebus Bellicis, A 4th-5th century Roman pamphlet by an unknown inventor suggesting new weapons to save the Empire, including automatic weapons, paddle-wheel warships, armored transports for troops, and other things. (Link to more photos in the comments)

  7. Law Enforcement in the USA use an automatic gunfire locating system called "ShotSpotter" which detects and conveys the location of gunfire or other weapon fire using acoustic, optical, or potentially other types of sensors.

  8. In 1994 a man shot at the White House with a semi-automatic weapon in broad daylight. There were no injuries but access to Pennsylvania Ave. was debated.

  9. In 2010, a SWAT team used 50 officers, some with face masks and automatic weapons, to conduct an alcohol inspection on a pool hall. They arrested three: Two police informants and an undercover police officer.

  10. In 1981, 9 white supremacists were arrested in New Orleans while preparing to board a boat containing automatic weapons, shotguns, rifles, handguns, dynamite, ammunition, and a black and white Nazi flag. They were planning on conquering the island nation of Dominica.

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