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How many times have we been at our friendly neighborhood
shooting range and run out of cartridges just as we were
enjoying ourselves? Many ranges don't have a sales counter
that can get you more ammunition, so we're stuck driving
twenty miles back to town to score some more.
How about a
vending machine that would dispense boxes of
ammunition, instead of cheeseburgers or cigarettes? If it
the "sliding door" configuration found on the burger
there'd be little risk of damaging the ammunition by
it like a can of juice.
It would be a good source of revenue for shooting ranges,
especially if there's no charge to shoot there. If the
machine is installed at an actual range, there would be less
risk of theft or vandalism, and the prices could be pretty
reasonable since no employees would be needed.
Another option would be to have it dispense ammo in bulk,
like the machines that dispense golf balls. You put your
ammo bucket in the slot, slip in a dollar and push the "100
LR" button and they fall out like coins from a slot machine.
What do you think? Legal concerns? Safety concerns?
Army bullets in short supply
Wouldn't have that problems if there were vending machines over there.. [Mr Burns, Oct 04 2004]
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||Okay, but I want to buy a gun that way too. And a nuclear weapon. And a car. (How is putting ordinary things in a vending machine novel, or even interesting? Well...maybe if it dispensed cats. Or motorized dog poop. The best vending machine I ever encountered dispensed laughs. For a quarter the thing would laugh for a full minute.)
||I'd put it right next to the fireworks vending machine..
||I'd support such a machine only if it dispensed ammunition at high speed.
||Aaaaahhhhh ha. See who's making puns.
(Dang, it disappeared.)
(Now more is gone.)
||I have never seen a cheeseburger vending machine...
||Or an octopus vending machine for wide bore guns.
||Do you pay to anno or anno to get snacks?
||Ammo could be currency (and probably is, in some unhappy countries). So you could have a machine that dispensed cheeseburgers for ammo.