seb146 wrote:trpmb6 wrote:seb146 wrote:
Gun nuts and NRA do not want it called "assault weapon" but some states do list it as an assault weapon. It was originally developed for war. That is the practical use: ending human life. It is not for hunting game to get a family through the winter. It is a weapon of war. That is why this assault rifle was developed.
https://www.npr.org/2018/02/28/58886182 ... -the-ar-15
The AR15 has always been a civilian rifle. Never developed for war. Try again.
From the article I posted:
ArmaLite first developed the AR-15 in the late 1950s as a military rifle, but had limited success in selling it. In 1959 the company sold the design to Colt.
In 1963, the U.S. military selected Colt to manufacture the automatic rifle that soon became standard issue for U.S. troops in the Vietnam War. It was known as the M-16.
Nope. Not a weapon of war. Never developed for the military. Only always civilian. uh-huh
I get there are civilian rifles. That's fine. No one is talking about those. We are talking about a rifle developed for the United States military for war. Not for deer hunting or grouse hunting or scaring away coyotes. These are weapons of war. Used for killing humans.
Do you understand that the 2nd amendment is not about deer hunting but to keep a tyrannical government in check? I don’t care what it was designed for or whom...if it is the best self defense rifle out there I want it. An AR15 is great for fending off packs of wild dogs, coyotes, hogs, bobcats and other nuisance animals. It’s round is also designed for maiming more than killing which reduces casualties. If you were really serious about saving lives you would study the ammunition that is out there. A 5.56 round is just a souped up .22. Look at what can happen with anything greater that a .243.