Factual error: After the troops are mobilized to fight against the Brotherhood and guard the cure clinics, they make a big show of them turning in their M16s and other metallic items and getting their plastic weapons so Magneto can't use the metal against them. But they wouldn't have had their M16s, to begin with; you pick up your weapon after you arrive for mobilization at your unit. They would have shown up unarmed and then had the plastic weapons issued to them right after they reported for duty. (Most likely, the scene was made just to get the point across to the audience that they need to get rid of all metal and to look flashy). Prior to the President responding to Magneto's declaration of war by mobilizing the troops, the cure clinics were guarded by civilian law enforcement, not US troops.
Mutant: [Grows his arms back after Wolverine cuts them off.] Yeah, bring it on!
[Wolverine kicks him between the legs and he collapses to the ground.]
Wolverine: Grow those back.
Trivia: The combat simulation the X-Men are running on their first appearance in the film features the dread Sentinel robots. Originally, these were meant to appear in the second movie already, but the idea was scrapped. The simulation also bears a close reference to the parallel comic storyline and later movie X-Men: Days of Future Past, where the Sentinels rebelled against humanity, killed most of Earth's superheroes and erected a totalitarian regime in the US.
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