A semiautomatic rifle that ‘sprays like a fire hose’ has slipped through legal loopholes even though machine guns are illegal.
- The SFS BFR ‘bump gun’ is fed bullets from a belt and can fire thousands of rounds at a time
- It will go on sale this autumn for $6,000
- The weapon uses the recoil to ‘bump’ the gun, speeding up the rate of fire
- It is technically still a semiautomatic weapon, which means it can be sold to the general public
- Newly-manufactured automatic weapons, such as machine guns, are illegal for civilians to buy
- A machine gun can normally fire up to 1,000 bullets per minute