Originally Posted by Xan
I don't see a practical reason for that kind of firepower. Unless you had to kill a station wagon full of people.
Suppressing fire? Holding down a defense line? Fuck yes it's perfect!
Killing maybe 15 people tops? Assault rifle does the job, regular carbine rifle will do the job assuming you don't get zerged in a small room.
Sending a message? Fucking perfect.
It's probably the last thing you mention, it's like using a magnum/desert eagle .. you could get the job done with a simple glock but people will be shitting themselves even more if you bring in some heavier firepower.
It does let people know he's not a guy to mess with
Btw, he did mention that 'it's not leaving town' so it must be a gang or something in that particular town that he needs to wiped out.