The conversation around guns sometimes tickles the hell out of me but it also saddens me. Some of the folk who are part of the discussions when they make ignant damn comments I feel they need to be checked out for mental illness or something. I don’t think you can check them for being ignant. Some of these folk that are part of the discussions sounds like some folk that have some mental problems and therefore they need to be called in and/or arrested so someone can talk to them to see how stable or unstable they are. All folk just because they dress up in a suit, wear a dress, go to work and go to church don’t make them stable. I have been in some discussions over this past week about guns and I have no clue about types of guns but I listen to all sides. I know when folk are talking facts and when they are talking opinions because I listen carefully and I read carefully. I ain’t as ignant as I may look and/or sound for the record. I am a Professional Agitator so I know how to agitate to get folk to say what they feel. I listen daily morning and night to Joe Madison – The Black Eagle Talk Show on Sirrus XM Radio and I find it to be quite educational because he don’t care if you are black, brown, white or other he don’t tolerate ignant mess. My type of brother. As one Republican Congressman stated this week until we flip the House in Washington ain’t nothing gonna change. They say Pray about it but they do nothing. I like doing my own research and the following is what I found.
What is the use of an AR 15?
AAre AR 15’s automatic?
In the wake of the Orlando shootings, the AR–15 and weapons like it are in the spotlight because, once again, a semi-automatic rifle was used in the shooting. This time, it was technically a Sig Sauer MCX, but it’s in the same classification of gun. It’s a category of weapon called “military” or “assault rifles.”Jun 16, 2016
What does an AR 15 shoot?
The best ammo for an AR15 depends on the type of chamber the rifle has. Some AR15s are chambered for 223 Remington, and should only be used shoot 223 Remington ammo. Other AR15s have 5.56 mm NATO chambers, and they can safelyshoot 223 Remington as well as 5.56 NATO ammo.
What makes it an assault rifle?
It defined the rifle type of assault weapon as a semiautomatic firearm with the ability to accept a detachable magazine and two or more of the following: a folding or telescoping stock. a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon.
4 basic questions about the AR-15
By Julie Vitkovskaya and Patrick Martin February 16 at 12:36 PM Email the author
What you need to know about semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15
The AR-15 and its many variants are popular among gun owners, and they have been been used in several mass shootings.(Patrick Martin/The Washington Post)
An AR-15 once again made an appearance at a mass shooting, this time at a Parkland, Fla., high school on Wednesday. The suspect in the shooting, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, purchased the semiautomatic rifle about a year ago, according to a law enforcement official.
These AR-style rifles have appeared in some of the deadliest shootings in the last few years, including a concert in Las Vegas, a nightclub in Orlando, a church in Texas and an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
Here’s what you need to know about its history and use.
What does “AR” in “AR-15″ stand for, and what are its origins?
“AR” doesn’t stand for assault rifle. It stands for the Armalite rifle, named after the company that developed the weapon. It was first used during the Vietnam War as an alternative to the M-14 rifle, which was heavy, difficult to control and outmatched by the AK-47. In the late 1950s, the gun manufacturer Colt purchased the rights to the rifle but had difficulty selling it to the U.S. military.
Then-chief of the Air Force Gen. Curtis LeMay took a liking to the weapon after a Colt salesman offered him a chance to shoot watermelons with the gun at a Fourth of July celebration. LeMay ordered 80,000 of them but was rejected by multiple government agencies as well as Congress, which didn’t want to spend money on a new weapon when the M-14 was already in production. LeMay continued to press for its use and even appealed to President John F. Kennedy (who rebuffed him).
In the 1960s, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara halted the production of the M-14, and the rifle finally made its debut on the battlefield in Vietnam as the M-16 assault rifle.
What are defining characteristics of the rifle?
The military’s M-16 was originally fully automatic, meaning it fired several rounds with each pull of the trigger. Its civilian counterpart, the AR-15, is semiautomatic — the user needs to pull the trigger to fire each shot.
The AR was designed for speedy reloading in combat situations, and it can fire dozens of rounds in seconds. The butt of the rifle, or the stock, has a large internal spring that absorbs the shock of each firing. The low recoil makes it easier to shoot and is more accurate than earlier military weapons. It can also be easily customized by adding scopes, lasers and more.
Who can purchase an AR-15?
It depends on the state you live in. In Florida, an AR-15 can be bought by anyone older than 18 with a clean record. There is no waiting period. (Handgun purchases typically require a three-day waiting period for anyone older than 21.) It is legal to own fully automatic weapons, but they are heavily regulated. Some states prohibit ownership of semiautomatic rifles with certain characteristics, such as the AR-15.
What are the laws surrounding assault weapons?
Gun advocates maintain that semiautomatic weapons such as the AR-15 should not be classified “assault weapons” because they are not fully automatic and because the guns have recreational uses, such as hunting and target shooting.
Yet gun-control advocates say that distinction is arbitrary and that the weapons are just as dangerous because they are designed to kill a large number of people quickly. They often point out that the AR-15 has a high muzzle velocity, which combined with the small .223 round produces a violently ricochet through an animal body if it hits bone.
Bolt-action rifles with cartridges loaded in 30.06, a common deer-hunting caliber, fire a round that travels slower with more blunt force, though the muzzle velocity varies for lighter and heavier rounds.
In 1994, an assault-weapons ban signed by President Bill Clinton outlawed the AR-15. But the law had a lot of loopholes, and gun manufacturers circumvented it by modifying the weapons. The ban expired in 2004, and sales of the gun increased during the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations. The National Rifle Association labeled it “America’s most popular rifle.”
Assault Weapons Not Protected by Second Amendment, Federal Appeals Court Rules
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent.
In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the guns banned under Maryland’s law aren’t protected by the Second Amendment. (Read more)