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  • carsonogenik carsonogenik Jul 21, 2012 3:16 PM Flag

    Th AR15 Assault Rifle

    "The AR 15 can serve many functions, from military use to home security to hunting wild game. The most popular of the assault rifles, the AR 15 is perfect for any gun enthusiast looking for a well-rounded firearm."

    This is what crazyboy used to shoot up that theater in Colorado. According to the police report, he bought it with a 100-round magazine and 6,000 rounds of ammo. (With the 100-round magazine, "he could have gotten off 50 to 60 rounds -- even if it was a semi-automatic -- within one minute," said the local police chief.) You don't even need a license to buy one, just ID and money. I imagine the total cost was somewhere around $1400.

    This isn't a gun designed for hunting or self-defense. It's a military weapon - hence the name "assault rifle," which doesn't come from its ability to assault deer and waterfowl.

    There's just no excuse that allows for a random civilian to have access to that kind of firepower. None. I'm frankly surprised this sort of thing doesn't happen more often.

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