maxwell wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:02 pm
Bigbaddoe wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:40 am
maxwell wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:44 am
The first question reporters need to ask before anything else is, " How much money did you take from the NRA? ".
What does the NRA have to do with this. The gun control idiots come out of the wood work when something like this happens.
The NRA is nothing but one big lobby shop to sell guns. That's it. That's all. Citizen's United opened the flood gates for all kinds of cash to flow into the Congress' hands & pockets.
Dead children from these weapons are the price for freedom?
Family of AR-15 inventor: The weapon wasn't meant for civilians
By Rebecca Savransky - 06/16/16 08:53 AM EDT
he family of the man who invented the AR-15 rifle says the weapon was never meant to be used by civilians.
"Our father, Eugene Stoner, designed the AR-15 and subsequent M16 as a military weapon to give our soldiers an advantage over the AK-47," the Stoner family told NBC News late Wednesday.
"He died long before any mass shootings occurred. But we do think he would have been horrified and sickened as anyone, if not more by these events."
The family said Stoner would have agreed the weapon is a tool of war. Stoner was an "avid sportsman, hunter and skeet shooter" but never used the AR-15 for sport, nor did he keep it for personal defense.
"After many conversations with him, we feel his intent was that he designed it as a military rifle," his family said.
After Stoner died, the semi-automatic version of the AR-15 began gaining popularity with civilians, NBC reported.
The shooter in Sunday's Orlando nightclub attack used a Sig Sauer MCX — a rifle similar to the AR-15. The attack killed 49 people and wounded 53 more, making it the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
The civilian version of the AR-15 has been used in mass shootings in the country in the past, including in the attacks in Newtown, Conn., and San Bernardino, Calif.
"What has happened, good or bad, since his patents have expired is a result of our free market system," Stoner's family said.
"Currently, a more interesting question is 'Who now is benefiting from the manufacturing and sales of AR-15s, and for what uses?' "
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing- ... -civilians