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Old 04-04-2018, 07:44 AM
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Just ran across this and thought others might find interesting or informative. It's actually a pretty factually accurate and unbiased article about the AR-15 from NBC of all places. That alone makes it newsworthy. Worth a read from those on both sides of the issue.

The first factual error I came across involved the civilian version. The article claims it wasn't sold to civilians until the 1980s, when in fact Colt first sold it (labeled the "Sporter") in January of 1964. In spite of that the article is fairly balanced.

Old 04-04-2018, 07:56 AM
Location: the Sticks
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No clue. I never really cared for them. Very expensive for what you get. The one thing Ill say for them is that Liberals are losing their minds over them. That I find amusing.
Old 04-04-2018, 08:01 AM
Location: Cape Cod
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That is a pretty good article.
The AR is a very popular platform because of its precision, simplicity to shoot, clean, and ability to personalize with add ons.
It is also a favorite gun for women that enjoy the shooting sports for its low recoil.

There was an interesting pie chart in the article that showed a tiny sliver for gun deaths by a AR. The largest chunk was by handguns.
I'm more concerned about getting into a car crash with a drugged, drunk or distracted driver then being shot by any gun.

The AR is the symbol of today's Patriot. My states flag features a minute man holding a flintlock rifle. Today he would be holding a AR.

People own and shoot AR's for many reasons, maybe they like to maintain a link to their military service, maybe they appreciate a finely crafted tool, maybe they enjoy carrying on the American tradition of shooting, freedom and heritage, maybe they like to shoot a rifle that is similar to the ones they see in action movies, maybe they are just law abiding responsible people that enjoy the Rights that the Second Amendment affords them.
Old 04-04-2018, 08:25 AM
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Fire one and you will see why they are widely liked.
Old 04-04-2018, 08:46 AM
Location: Huntsville, AL
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I enjoy all of my AR's, they are fun to shoot...and they have not yet tried to get away from me and go off and harm anyone!
Old 04-04-2018, 09:10 AM
Location: exit 0
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This is a topic that is better suited for the Guns and Hunting forum. It's probably a better place if you really want to discuss without the trolling posts.
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