The AR-15, M4A1 and M16 are essentially the same with respect to lethality.
This post will be re-posted every time I hear about a mass shooting using an AR-15.
Re-posted on September 1, 2019, after the mass shooting of random people after a traffic stop went bad in Odessa, TX.
Re-posted on August 7, 2019, after people outside the Ned Steppers Bar in Dayton, OH were attacked by a man wielding an AR-15 loaded with a 100 round drum.
Re-posted on April 8, 2019, after the Congregation Chabad synagogue in Poway, CA was attacked by an anti-Semite wielding an AR-15 style rifle.
Re-posted on October 27, 2018, after the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA was attacked by an anti-Semitic white supremacists wielding an AR-15.
Originally posted March 25, 2018
With the March for our Lives yesterday, I’ve been thinking a lot about guns. So I did a bit of research on the M4 carbine vs. the M16 rifle vs. AR15-style rifles. Here’s what I found:
M4A1 carbine: 5.56x45mm NATO calibre, ~550 yd effective range, ~3000 ft/sec muzzle velocity, semi-auto/burst/full-auto. From what I’ve heard from vets, soldiers are trained not to fire in burst or full-auto except as suppression fire because it’s too inaccurate.
M16 rifle: 5.56x45mm NATO calibre, ~550 yd effective range, ~3000 ft/sec muzzle velocity, semi-auto/burst/full-auto. From what I’ve heard from vets, soldiers are trained not to fire in burst or full-auto except as suppression fire because it’s too inaccurate.
AR15-style rifles: 5.56x45mm NATO calibre, ~550 yd effective range, ~3000 ft/sec muzzle velocity, semi-auto only.
The M4A1 (and variants), the M16 (and variants) are military only. The AR15 may be owned by civilians.
From what I can tell, the three weapons are essentially the same with respect to lethality. The semi-auto only for the AR15-style rifle is a distinction without a difference given the military trains soldiers/airmen/seamen/marines to fire semi-auto anyway.
We regulate military weapons in the US, legally, under the Second Amendment (which does have the words “well-regulated militia” right there in it). The AR-15 is, for all intents and purposes, a military weapon, even according to veterans.
So why do we allow civilians to own a military weapon again?
Categories: United States
weap·on | \ ˈwe-pən
Definition of weapon
(Entry 1 of 2)
1 : something (such as a club, knife, or gun) used to injure, defeat, or destroy
2 : a means of contending against another
weaponed; weaponing; weapons
Definition of weapon (Entry 2 of 2)
A firearm is not a weapon until used to injure, defeat, or destroy as defined above. It takes a person to make a firearm, club, knife, fork, pencil a weapon.
Blame the hate for mass shooting not the firearm. Outlaw firearms and the hate will still manifest
in other ways.
Jesus Fucking Christ. Nobody thinks getting rid of guns gets rid of hate. Getting rid of guns dramatically decreases the body count.
Please tell me you’re a troll because you can’t honestly be this daft.