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The AR-15 Is The Number One Selling Rifle In The U-S
wkrg.com ^ | 26 July, 2012 | Pat Peterson

Posted on 07/27/2012 3:49:46 AM PDT by marktwain

ELBERTA, Summerdale --

President Obama's decision to talk gun control and discuss a ban on assault weapons are hot topics along the Gulf Coast.

Despite the tragic, shooting massacre in Colorado, gun shops continue to sell AR-15's and AK-47's to gun enthusiasts and sportsmen.

The AR-15 is NOT widely used in crime.

According the FBI, of the 199 homicides recorded in Alabama in 2010, handguns were used in 112, hands, fists or feet were used in 17, knives were used in 23....none were committed with a rifle.

Gun control has and will be debated for decades...an issue now on presidential campaign agenda.


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: 2012; al; ar15; banglist; constitution; saw; semiautomaticrifle; youwillnotdisarmus
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President Obama is saying that because the most popular rifle in the United States is rarely used in crime, it should be banned.

This is a significant part of why "gun control" is toxic for politicians.

1 posted on 07/27/2012 3:49:51 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Oh, do they want so badly to rid us of our guns, and not for our own protection or thier humanity toward thier citizenry.


2 posted on 07/27/2012 4:00:17 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: marktwain

Collect them all!
Available calibers that work with the standard AR15 lower receiver:
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10mm
17 Mach IV
17 Mach2 or whatever it is called
17 Remington
19 Calhoun
20 Tactical
204 Ruger
221 Fireball
222 Remington
223 - 6.8 (various names)
223 Remington
223 WSSM
22LR
243 WSSM
25 WSSM
30 PPC
300 Whisper
300 WSSM
32 ACP (Tromix prototype)
338 Spectre
338 Whisper
357 AutoMag
357 Sig
40 S&W
40 Super
40 X (40-50AE)
410 ga
44 AutoMag
44 Mag
440 CorBon
45 ACP
450 Bushmaster
458 SOCOM
499 LW
5.45 x 39
50 Beowulf
500 Phantom
502 TS (rebated 50AE)
50AE
6 - 6.8
6 PPC
6 WOA
6.5 BR-R (rebated rim)
6.5 Grendel
6.5 MPC
6.5 x 33 (6.5 Whisper)
6.8 SPC
6-223 (6x45)
7 BR
7 Whisper
7.62x25
7.62x39
7.62x39 AI
7x40 (old 3 gun round)
9mm
9x23
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This list was stolen fair and square from here:
http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=3&f=15&t=370409


3 posted on 07/27/2012 4:03:41 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: marktwain

I doubt that 1 AR15 has been sold here.
A fully automatic military assault rifle?

Or something that looks like one without the auto feature?
Same thing with the AK


4 posted on 07/27/2012 4:11:05 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bill1952

From wikipedia:

“The select-fire AR-15 entered the US military system as the M16 rifle. Colt then marketed the Colt AR-15 as a semi-automatic version of the M16 rifle for civilian sales in 1963.[8] The name “AR-15” is a Colt registered trademark, which refers only to the semi-automatic rifle.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AR-15


5 posted on 07/27/2012 4:17:28 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: Repeal The 17th

After using a 6.8 SPC upper on my M4 I can tell you this, I now understand why they call this round the “200 yard sledgehammer”.

It hasn’t got a whole lotta’ ass after 300 yds, but up to that point, anything it hits is DRT. That’s dead right there for the uninitiated.

Let us all be grateful that the creep in Colo. did not have this upper on his AR.

Also, let us be grateful that he knew nothing of actual combat otherwise he would have ditched that stupid 100 round mag for a half a dozen 30 round clips. They would have given him more firepower and almost no danger of jamming. If one were to fire 100 rounds through an M4 without stopping, the barrel would most likely fail before you got to 100.

As a bonus, if he knew anything about close quarter combat, he would have known that a dozen or so loaded clips carried in a load bearing vest would have provided him much more protection from incoming rounds than that hoakie looking Halloween costume he had on. I think that he was more concerned about looking more like Batman than actually stopping any fire coming his way.

Besides, he knew that everyone in that theater was unarmed and helpless. Let us all thank God that he wasn’t all that smart.


6 posted on 07/27/2012 4:21:31 AM PDT by Rearden (Deo Vindices)
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To: marktwain

The “AR” designates automatic rifle. Don’t believe everything you read on wiki.


7 posted on 07/27/2012 4:31:16 AM PDT by Rearden (Deo Vindices)
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To: Rearden

Well, if he’d really known about combat, he would have known his rifle took magazines and not clips.


8 posted on 07/27/2012 4:32:47 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Rearden

AR designates “Automatic Rifle” as in “Self Loading” - just like the 1911 pistol was marked ‘Colt Automatic Pistol’ for forever, not that it was a Machine Pistol. :P


9 posted on 07/27/2012 4:34:08 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: marktwain

I love the things! The left loves diversity and the AR platform is one diverse machine.

LLS


10 posted on 07/27/2012 4:35:12 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Spktyr

and the difference would be??


11 posted on 07/27/2012 4:35:52 AM PDT by Rearden (Deo Vindices)
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To: Spktyr

You are correct sir! Give the man a cigar


12 posted on 07/27/2012 4:37:03 AM PDT by Rearden (Deo Vindices)
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To: marktwain

I hope lots are sold...the more the merrier.

not a fan of the poodle shooter myself.

more of a wood and steel man, then a plastic and aluminum guy.

but God bless you all.


13 posted on 07/27/2012 4:39:02 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

My Alexander Arms .50cal Beowulf is a lot of fun, but getting the proprietary .335gr ammo is slow, so I buy 5,000-rnds at a time! (Of course, my Barrett 82A1 BORS .50cal BMG, is also fun.)


14 posted on 07/27/2012 4:39:29 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Spktyr

AR stands for the company that invented it...Armalite.(..the govt. decided Armalite was not getting the contract...and gave it to Colt.)


15 posted on 07/27/2012 4:41:36 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Rearden
This is a clip:

An AR-type weapon will not feed off these at all.

This is a magazine:

It is what an AR-15 feeds off of.

If you attempt to put a clip in your AR-15, it will simply fall out. If you put a magazine in, it will not fall out.

16 posted on 07/27/2012 4:44:10 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Vaquero

Yes, but officially per Colt, who were the first to sell the “AR-15” commercially, it stands for Automatic Rifle. Some of them even say it on the side.


17 posted on 07/27/2012 4:45:20 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: bill1952
Apart from a few rifles made by ArmaLite during ordnance testing and to equip some U.S. Army observers in South Vietnam *very* early in that war, all military versions of that rifle were designated as either an M16 or one of the recent successors. After Colt took over production in the early '60s, "AR-15" has been widely recognized as the name of the semi-auto civilian version.

That's quite different than the case of the AK-47, where there was no separately designated semi-auto-only version for decades.

18 posted on 07/27/2012 4:45:57 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Spktyr; Rearden

19 posted on 07/27/2012 4:46:53 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Rearden

“AR” stands for Armalite. Eugene Stoner was the designer.

See also “AR-5, AR-2, AR-1, AR-50, etc..” all bolt action rifles.


20 posted on 07/27/2012 4:48:34 AM PDT by wrench
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