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In pictures: Heavy weapons in Arizona

November 20, 2012

Scott David, right, takes a break from assembling a Browning .50 caliber machine gun to watch another attendee climb atop a privately owned M18 Hellcat tank. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
Scott David, right, takes a break from assembling a Browning .50 caliber machine gun to watch another attendee climb atop a privately owned M18 Hellcat tank. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
Visitors to the Big Sandy Machine Gun Shoot say the Pledge of Allegiance. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
Visitors to the Big Sandy Machine Gun Shoot say the Pledge of Allegiance. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
Steve Dillon, left, braces his 10 year old son George as he shoots an M240 machine gun. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
Steve Dillon, left, braces his 10 year old son George as he shoots an M240 machine gun. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
he percussion from a privately owned M18 Hellcat tank blows Tom Star's hat off. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
he percussion from a privately owned M18 Hellcat tank blows Tom Star's hat off. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
Cloth belts holds eight millimetre rounds of ammunition. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
Cloth belts holds eight millimetre rounds of ammunition. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
Visitors fire their rifles. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
Visitors fire their rifles. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
John Willer fires a Strike machine gun. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
John Willer fires a Strike machine gun. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
Visitors to the Big Sandy Machine Gun Shoot look down range at targets as flares light up the night. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
Visitors to the Big Sandy Machine Gun Shoot look down range at targets as flares light up the night. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
A long exposure image shows visitors firing their weapons into the night sky. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
A long exposure image shows visitors firing their weapons into the night sky. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
Twice a year, the Big Sandy lures gun enthusiasts to the Sonoran Desert for a weekend of firing heavy weaponry. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
Twice a year, the Big Sandy lures gun enthusiasts to the Sonoran Desert for a weekend of firing heavy weaponry. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
A long exposure image shows visitors to the Big Sandy Machine Gun Shoot firing their machine guns as flares, tracer fire, and the moon light up the Arizona night sky. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA
A long exposure image shows visitors to the Big Sandy Machine Gun Shoot firing their machine guns as flares, tracer fire, and the moon light up the Arizona night sky. Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA