AR-15 was always a military weapon

LaceyFebruary 26, 2013 

A rose by any other name … but a rose isn’t used to kill large numbers of people. I found the argument presented here the other day that the AR-15 was not an assault rifle laughable.

While it is true the AR designation was for ArmaLite, the original manufacturer, the weapon was designed originally as a military rifle when it was given the AR moniker. The weapon was always intended as a military weapon but due to low sales was converted to civilian use.

Indeed, it is because of the military association that has made the AR-15 assault rifle attractive to a specific customer.

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