So my roommates friend from the Marines came to visit them for the weekend. During his visit here in Omaha, one of the things he wanted to do was to buy a gun. In Nebraska, any US citizen over 18 without a criminal record can buy a gun. Which is funny, because if you’re over 18 and under 21 you can get sent overseas to kill people, buy a gun back home, but not have a beer with your pizza.
So I happened to meet my roommate and his friend when I walking home and jumped on the opportunity when they gave me a chance to join them. We went to a local gun shop to look at AR-15 rifles. While he didn’t find one he was looking for, we met a Vietnam war veteran who started telling us some stories about his service there as a artillery man. Apparently he had done all kinds of cool stuff. For instance hit a sniper, up in a tree, spotted from an airplane, about 7 miles (≈ 11.2 km) away from his position. And stuff like that.
In any case the gun store was interesting, they had all the normal ones you would expect, and some more. Ammunition were stocked in the shelves like in a grocery store. Speaking of grocery stores; you don’t actually have go to a gun store to buy a gun, since you can just go to you local Walmart to buy a gun.