6:00 pm on June 28, 2018 by Tom Knighton
Right now, the anti-gun zealots are preoccupied with so-called â€œassault rifles.â€ Theyâ€™re doing everything they can to gin up support for a ban, hoping that a weak-spined majority in Congress will â€œbow to the will of the peopleâ€ if they can just get enough support and hold onto it for a long enough period of time.
One of their favorite arguments, however, is that â€œno one needs an AR-15.â€ They usually then call it a â€œweapon of war.â€
As gun folks, we tend to take issue with the whole â€œweapon of warâ€ thing. After all, the AR-15 isnâ€™t a weapon of war. No military on Earth has ever fielded the weapon and none has expressed any interest in doing so. While itâ€™s similar to the M16/M4 platform, it lacks that select-fire capability that pretty much every military on the planet needs.