The rifle used in the Newton, Connecticut school and the Aurora, CO theater massacres was the AR-15. With new calls for assault weapons bans sure to come, I thought I’d familiarize you with what exactly an AR-15 is. Everything in the following videos is completely legal to own.
The AR-15 rifle is the civilian model of the M-16 /M4 family of military riles. This is the primary infantry rifle in the US military.
The AR-15 can be fitted with ultra-high capacity magazines, such as the 100 round C-Mag. This magazine was used in the Aurora, CO theater shooting. It takes quite a while to eat through 100 rounds on semi-auto.
Even without a 100 round drum mag, the AR-15 can be quickly reloaded with 30 round box magazines. Here’s someone treating it like a toy:
It is simple to use and has light recoil. Here’s a child burning off 30 rounds.
These rifles and also be legally modified with “bump fire” triggers and stocks to increase their rate of fire to where a fully-automatic rifle would be. This rifle is still considered semi-automatic and requires no permit or extra background check.
Each of us must decide if we want a society where access to these firearms has less strings then a drivers licence. Much less.