It has been confirmed by 4 separate sources up north, near my place, that someone that is considered to be a "bit off", in more ways than one, has acquired a Barrett. It has shown up ( heard being fired) and people went to see what on earth was making the noise...... It's a semi auto version. It has been seen and heard firing, twice now, 5 rounds each time, in different places. I got some weird phone calls! I was asked what they should do. ( Like I'm the Shell answer man!??) I have no idea...The owner of this 'monster' came by it legally, as far as anyone knows, having sold a parcel of land he owned up in Colorado. But, many up there are very very worried about this development. In the hands of a well experienced person, it would be considered ( IMHO) a bonus in the area. You'd like to have this guy on "your side", if and when things go really bad.... But that is NOT the case. He was 'tossed out' by one of the largest Militia groups in Arizona, and is "considered" to be a real 'threat' to most that know him.... I have never met, much less seen the man personally. A weapon of that magnitude would definitely make certain people a bit uneasy, especially in the hands of a person that they were already leery of! The range and power of that weapon is beyond what most people up there are familiar with, and I can understand their worries! It should be "interesting", as this NEW saga plays out!