AR-15: The Perfect Killer

(TFC) – Why is the AR-15 used in so many mass shootings? The answer might surprise you.

It’s not a matter of lethality, power, or design. It’s sheer numbers. Take the four minutes to kill a debate that shouldn’t be happening. If you want to address the problem, maybe focus on why a rifle modeled after a military weapon is so popular in the first place. A nation that glorifies violence and war, will have domestic violence and war.

Operation “Cook”, 8 September 1967, Quang Ngai Province, Republic of Vietnam: PFC Michael J. Mendoza (Piedmont, CA.) fires is M-16 rifle into a suspected Viet Cong occupied area. PFC Mendoza was a rifleman with “A” Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Brigade
Image Source: Sp5 Robert C. Lafoon Department of the Army Special Photo Office

 

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Basic history of the AR-15 via Wikipedia: The Colt AR-15 was introduced in 1964. It is a semi-automatic version of the United States military M16 rifle. The first version was the Colt AR-15 Sporter, in .223 Remington, with a 20-inch barrel and issued with 5-round magazines.[1] Colt continues to use the AR-15 trademark for its line of semi-automatic AR-15 rifles that are marketed to civilian and law-enforcement customers. Over the decades, Colt has made many different types of AR-15 rifle and carbine models, including the AR-15, AR-15A2, AR-15A3, AR-15A4, and many other models.