Tag: AR15

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Today is the birthday of Eugene Stoner – one of the most underappreciated American firearms designers of the 20th century. Eugene Stoner was born in Gosport, Indiana, in 1922. After attending high school, Stoner enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; he served overseas in both the South Pacific and northern China. […]

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The Futility Of An “Assault Weapons Ban,” In One Photo

 

One is not an assault weaponHere is a photo of three AR-15 rifles owned by my friend Tamara, the Handgun Editor at Shooting Illustrated. Two of them would be considered “Assault Weapons” under the terms of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, one is fully compliant and not considered to be an “assault weapon.”

Which is which, and why?

This is the problem with trying to make a law about things we don’t like: laws require rules, and not liking the idea of an “assault weapon” in civilian hands is a feeling, not a rule. People can march in the streets and rant about the NRA all they want but, at the end of the day, when laws have to be written, they must be written around regulations, not emotions.

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A relative of mine has been calling me for advice.  He wants to build his first AR15, and as I’ve built several he’s called several times asking about different components, budgets, specs, etc.  The most important question he’s had to ask, however, was how I got my wife’s permission to not only build them, but […]

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