No, it is just a semi-auto (civilian version that you can buy) rifle. There is nothing special about it beyond that. The only difference between that and any other rifle commonly used for hunting is it doesn't have a polished walnut butt and stock to fit into a pastoral setting painting. Which gets us back to how knee-jerk anti gun types want to approach gun regulation, specifically "does it look scary!!!!" What a great way to do this issue justice, I am sure it will be effective.