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  1. Fun fact: The “15” in AR-15 stands for the IQ of the people who think they need one to protect themselves.

    1. @psycobleach46 tullis Wait, you`re a girl? Ähm hmm. “Well hi there, how are you? Haven`t seen you around here, have I…” lol jk

    1. @Christian Schmid Exactly my point, but with better reasoning, a concrete example and way better formulated than I did it. 😉

    2. The AR15 is a gun not a status symbol. If it represents anything its FREEDOM. If you want to give up your freedom fine but I’m not giving up mine. There is no such thing as gun violence only people violence. Quit demonizing the gun it has no soul its an in adamant object.

    3. @Freedom It`s really sad that you and a lot of your fellow countrymen have bought into their brainwashing so much that you can`t even see how you are distracted with shiny objects like guns, and more guns, and big guns, and a totally overblown military that eats up YOUR tax money that you can`t even see how they rob you blind. While you cheer them on. It`s just sad.

    4. @Pamela Feeney You replying to the correct post? I never said he was. I was saying that Schizophrenia is not associated with violence.

  2. The only difference between a semi-automatic and fully automatic in this style of weapon is whether or not it has the firing pin retaining pin in its bolt carrier group. At least that’s how it was for the M-16A2 Service Rifle back in the early-mid 1990s. These AR-15s should be illegal for civilian use.

    1. @cfusionpm I’ll have to take your word for that. I’m in Australia and tbh, unless you’re a farmer or like I said before, military, you’ll never convince me of the need or desire to have them. I’ll get my fun elsewhere

    2. @C&B Jones I am a US Marine and LAAD Gunner MOS 7212 & served from 1993-1997 in the continental US and overseas, so I should know a little bit what I’m talking about bc the M-16A2 Service Rifle was my TO weapon, and idk how many times I’ve taken that thing apart and put it back toether again knowing fully well what each part does, tyvm

    3. ​@C&B Jones Honestly, I grew up playing a lot of shooter videogames. They’re fun, they’re cool. I never thought to get one and never thought I “needed” one for real. Then one day, a few years after college, a friend invited me to a range with his stuff, and I got hooked. I learned all the fundamental safety rules (1. Treat all guns as if they are always loaded all the time, 2. Finger off the trigger unless ready to fire, 3. Always keep the muzzle pointed in the safest possible direction, and 4. Be aware of your target and its surroundings). I got a range membership and practiced with my friends every few weeks back when ammo was dirt cheap. What hooked me the most was long range target shooting. It’s exhilarating to put 5 rounds in the same hole at 100 meters. Or hit a 3″ metal target at 400m. Or shoot out a straight flush with a pistol when trying to make poker hands at close range. It’s fun. It’s exciting.

      Then there’s the mechanical and physics side. Calculating ballistics is an entire art in of itself. Besides basic velocity and time drops, you also account for windage, heat, humidity, air pressure, and on longer shots, coriolis compensation. Beyond that there’s the genius mechanism that is gas driven direct impingement (or gas driven piston) semi-auto actuation. There are tons of great videos showing this process on youtube. Cleaning and maintaining the parts gives a good appreciation for what everything is, what it does, and how it works. I love that too. The two ARs I currently own were pieced together like LEGOs from individual parts. An upper and lower receiver, lower parts kit, trigger assembly, stock, grip, barrel, bolt carrier group, front rail, muzzle break and optic. Each are configured wildly differently, which gives a spice of variety for when I want to take different things to the range. I also have some period WWII rifles, a contemporary bolt action, and a handful of others.

      Sure I keep the “just in case” stuff nearby (locked, quick access safes), but I would never wish to ever intentionally harm another person with them, and honestly, given the laws and protections criminals actually have in my state, it might not even be a good idea to use one defensively anyway… At the end of the day, it’s just another hobby for me. One that I have ironically sidelined for many years because A) ammo has become increasingly expensive, and B) I recently changed careers into a field where gun ownership is commonly frowned upon. I’m honestly probably pretty rusty if I went back out again today.

      I’m sure this is way too much information for you, but it’s all to paint a picture that we’re not all crazies. There are 100 million+ gun owners in the US, and the vast majority of us are responsible, law-abiding citizens. It’s truly unfortunate that a handful of crazy people do crazy evil things. Which is why I frequently champion the kinds of gun laws that have 0 meaningful effect on my life. Namely laws which restrict access to firearms to anyone that shows they are a danger to themselves or others (background checks, licensing, training, etc.)

    4. @mike A A shotgun is probably the best for home defense, if you ever were to need it. A rifle shoots right through a person, the wall and into another room or neighboring homes. Part of basic firearm safety is, know your target and what is behind it, before you ever pull a trigger.

    5. @cfusionpm I don’t know why nobody suggests that maybe an incentive might be given, to people who practice responsible firearm safety. Maybe a Federal tax credit for installing a safe? Tell gun owners, here, you control your own guns. Demonstrate that you have a properly installed safe, and you get a tax credit. It will keep a burglar from getting your valuable firearms when you’re not home. (This is where a lot of the guns on the street come from). It would keep curious children from getting their hands on them. How’s that for keeping guns out of the wrong hands? Sure, it may not stop some of these mass shootings, but along with expanded background checks, could save a lot of lives. I think my fellow gun owners would be okay with it, because most them already have safes. The safe companies would sure love it.

    1. Lol go to any country in the middle east, Africa, or South America. Those are far more dangerous.

  3. The way he is holding and firing shows you how little he knows what he is doing.Then you have a camera man down range of his video moment.Clowns just nothing but clowns.

    1. Well that’s encouraging.
      Someone who doesn’t know what they are doing with a gun is a bad thing?
      Only in the great USA!

    1. How about the mentally ill people?
      The USA has between 5-6 millions schizophrenics walking among us ..

    2. The NRA is in bankruptcy. Look to the gun lobby. There’s a reason why Texas is a republican state.

  4. I wasn’t sure I heard it right on the “cooking bacon on his gun” comment, until I saw what Ari meant! Ted Cruz’s a disgusting jerk!

    1. @ArgentumEmperio
      Ignore him. Calling names is the lowest form of intelligence. Pity him his ignorance.

    2. @Thea Minerva You should be glad that the police to Joe Biden’s advice and they shot him in the leg. Ted Cruz is my senator you want to go listen to the argument he put forth concerning these ridiculous gun laws. That would have done nothing to a start any of these types of killings that Thea is fact.

  5. I think people that work for the government have to be careful how they present themselves and their views because, they have influence over so many different types of people that it’s reckless to display publicly mixed messages that are consequential to vulnerable people. Maybe they want those kind of guys to manipulate like a political tool. Other Companies, Countries and Industries don’t insult you or berate you to get your business; or start displaying they’re distrust and disconcert to the competition. If you don’t deal in facts before feelings that monster your creating will become to BiG.

  6. For the love of God ..take a look around the world …the US is beyond disgusting. It looks like they want to blow themselves up.

    1. @ Fran Hildebrand for gods sake look at the history of the world when guns were taken from free people.What purpose is served by taking guns away from law-abiding citizens if your point is actually to prevent non law abiding citizens from killing them. History of gun control: Limitations, Taxation, registration, confiscation, tyranny and then Genocide.

  7. Conservatives are more concerned about making sure you know that the AR in AR-15, stands for Armalite Rifle.

  8. There are more civilian owned guns in the US than people. Does anyone really think there’s nothing wrong with that? Does anyone really think there is a gun that kills you less than another gun?

  9. my god! even the CCP members wouldn’t be caught posing with such firearms…how disgraceful of our politicians and leaders..

  10. The most dangerous part of any firearm is the nut that holds the trigger, not so much the gun itself though it must be said and admitted, some guns are just made for massdestruction.

  11. “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” -Albert Einstein

  12. The wording of the often touted 2nd Amendment: “well-regulated militia”. A background check would exactly fulfill this regulation!

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