Originally Posted by BillCA
Hopefully we can limit this discussion to "portable firearms" and not crew-served weaponry
The misunderstanding that many have about "crew-served" weapons is that the term is really a military one denoting that more than one person is assigned
to the weapon.
It does not
mean that it takes more than one to carry and operate it. Typically, the extra assigned body carries extra ammo and/or some other accessories.
One can operate and carry a M249 or M240 or M60 pretty much as easily as they could an M16.
That is why drawing a line there isn't really good IMO because the operation is the same and that is full auto. The same is true for other weapons systems such as the Stinger and AT-4, or LAW.