I overheard someone say a AR 15 is just a hunting rifle, however, it is a hunting rifle for human beings.
1.) Most people mix up the AR to mean Assault rifle is not what AR stands for.
It stands for Armalite rifle after the company that developed the weapon in the 1950s.
2.) The AR-15 can be loaded with a high-round magazine, as much as 100 rounds.
The magazines are easy to carry, manipulate, and reload for an experienced shooter.
3.) This rifle has been used by every branch of the military and became well-known during the Vietnam War as a replacement for the U.S. Military’s M-14 a long large-caliber rifle based on an older World War II design.
4.) Studies suggest that attacks with semiautomatics–including semiautomatics equipped with large capacity magazines like the AR-15—result in more shots fired, more persons hit, and more wounds inflicted per victim than do attacks with other firearms.
5.) Since 2012, AR-15 style rifles killed 12 people in an Aurora, CO movie theater, 27 children and adults in Newtown, CT, 14 in San Bernardino, 49 people at an Orlando nightclub, 58 at a Las Vegas music festival, 26 people at a Sutherland Springs, TX church, and 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, a list of 7 shootings that caused 203 deaths.
Although most people are against banning this Semi-Automatic weapon will say the rifle does not have much firepower.
I will remind you that a shot from the rifle may not kill you but with
the ability to load up to a 100 rounds this rifle will destroy lives.
Just ask the families that have lost their loved ones in these mass shootings.
Our children should not have to worry about getting shot.
They should be worrying about who is going to ask them to prom.