Grenade launcher not included.

Law school is freaking expensive. Duh. If you can’t afford the education without loans, some people would vehemently argue that you shouldn’t go at all. But if you’re dead-set on the legal profession and you’re desperate for ways to pay for it, people are coming up with all kinds of creative solutions. Some people fundraise on the internet… and some sell their old assault rifles.

So if any of our readers need a new fully automatic M16 AND feel like helping an aspiring law student reach his dreams, have we got a deal for you….

A tipster sent us a nice deadpan email:

The link goes to an ad on a gun auction site. The auction is for an M16 rifle — that is, a fully automatic machinegun, not a semi-automatic. Read the description in the ad and you will understand why I sent it.

Of course, we were intrigued, so we hopped over to this listing at Gun Broker. In the description for a Bushmaster Sendra Transferrable M16 (apologies to gun enthusiasts, I have no idea what that means) with a starting bid of $12,000, you will see the following:

I’m offering my Sendra Bushmaster M16 for sale. I got it a few years ago and I don’t have time to shoot it and need money for law school.

Only in Texas. You, sir, are awesome a real American. (By the way, seller, have you met Adam Reposa? I think you two would get along.)

Now it’s no AK-47, but a fully automatic M16 is not too shabby.

There are more pictures posted on the listing, but here’s one to give you a taste of what we are talking about. This is serious business:

As a geeky regulatory side note, I thought automatic weapons were illegal for civilians to own. But according to Wikipedia, federal law deals with machine guns in an interesting way:

The domestic manufacture of new machine guns that civilians could purchase was effectively banned by language in the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 (also known as “McClure-Volkmer”). The language was added in an amendment from William J. Hughes and referred to as the Hughes Amendment.[22] Machine guns legally registered prior to the date of enactment (i.e. May 1986) are still legal for possession by and transfer among civilians where permitted by state law.

With that in mind, there is a reason that in this would-be lawyer’s auction posting, he mentions the following: “It is a Sendra receiver that was converted to M16 by Bushmaster in April 1986.”

Good luck with the sale and your law school career, but still, think twice before you take out too many loans. Because down the road, you might wish you still had something to protect yourself against all the debt collectors banging down your door.

Bushmaster Sendra Transferrable M16 [Gun Broker]


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