I actively used melee weapons so I spent most fixing my own axe. The rest I kinda stockpiled in my house, just like what I do in Starbound! And yeah, the lobotomites started carrying so many of them, though I found more of the walking carcasses in their fancy suits than I did lobotomites. The LAER gun was rather dissapointing to me and I never used it, even with my energy weapons character. I dunno. As for snipers, I never use them in games, at least, not when they're for actual sniping. M98B with with RDS in BF or Lebensauger with Military RDS in Payday 2, woo!