Want to use the weapons that killed Osama? Go to Vegas!

Last Updated: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 12:52 hrs

Washington: British tourists are flocking to a new shooting range in Las Vegas, which is offering them the chance to shoot weapons like those used in the raid to kill Osama bin Laden.

The people behind Machine Guns Vegas said it is unlike any other gun range, featuring some of the most high-powered weapons in the world alongside the glamour of Sin City.

They estimated that as many as 20 percent of their customers are from the UK.

According to Sky News, for 200 dollars, customers can choose from a range of guns, one modelled on those used by US Navy Seals, who raided Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan last year.

Simon Mills, a Brit on holiday in Vegas, took the chance to fire a Magnum revolver, a pump-action shotgun and two machine guns.

"It is quite a surreal experience. I can see why people really, really love it," he said.

"It's quite a strange thing to do being brought up in a country where guns aren't at all common place. It's great experience, part of going to Vegas, going to the desert, good fun but very strange," he added.

But his partner Hannah Frew was less enthusiastic. She said: "I just think it is a bit dangerous and they're quite loud and just a bit intimidating. I don't really like the idea of holding a gun unless I really needed to."

According to the report, the company also sells a range of weapons and high-end accessories, including Louis Vuitton handbags with a pouch to accommodate a handgun.

Genghis Cohen, who served in the military in his native New Zealand, said: "I think guns have been glamorised for a long time, we're just another aspect of that.

"The movie industry has glamorised guns, I think more than any other industry. People often ask me 'Is glamorising guns a bad thing?' and I say 'Well, have you ever been to a movie with guns in it?' and they say 'Yes, I have' so to me it is a kind of empty question," he said.

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