Since there are so many gun fans here, maybe you can help me with this question.
On 60 Minutes Sunday night there was a story about disabled former GIs who are becoming entrepreneurs. One of them is making specialized rifles for other disabled people. It was a hell of a contraption: a rifle mounted on a tripod affair which then sits on a board at a firing range. The disabled person sits next to it, moves the tripod around on the board as he sights, and pulls the trigger.
My recollection from when I took a riflery class is that there are four standard shooting positions: prone, kneeling, sitting and standing. I think I also remember that the "easiest" (although not necessarily the most comfortable) is prone, because with your elbows on the ground you have a much more stable shooting platform.
So here's the deal: in the 60 Minutes story, the correspondent (Sanjay Gupta of all people) tried firing this tripod-mounted gun and guess what? He did great. Well, yeah. I would think that anybody could do great shooting from a completely stable platform like that. Seems like you could fire perfect scores every time as long as the sights are accurate, since virtually all variables except eyesight have been eliminated.
So perhaps you military and gun people can explain to me what the fun and "sport" would be in this kind of lashup. And please don't start accusing me of wanting to change or "ban" this, because I couldn't care less about it from a "gun control" standpoint. It just seems like a fruitless exercise.