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Family of AR-15 inventor says he’d be ‘sickened’ to see his gun used by civilians

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posted on Jul, 22 2016 @ 02:22 PM
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it's a bit odd they would say this (besides their 15 minutes of fame). AR type rifles have been sold to the public by Armalite and Colt since as far back as 1958.

If he was against civillians owning them you think he might have said something.
edit on 22-7-2016 by SrWingCommander because: additional content.




posted on Jul, 24 2016 @ 11:06 PM
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a reply to: eisegesis

You know that the AR15 was being sold from basically day one to both military and civilian buyers right?

Also, there's the fact that the AR15 itself was much more a product of L. James Sullivan and the rest of the armalite engineering staff.

Eugene Stoner got his start as a garage gun builder. Supported garage builders. Had a very large collection of personally owned machine guns. And designed multiple other semiautomatic and full automatic firearms that were also sold to civilian buyers.

To say that he wouldn't have wanted these guns available to the public is asinine, and an outright lie.

There literally would never have been a Gene Stoner if surplus Johnson rifles and light machine guns hadn't been available as cheap surplus available for garage inventors to work with...

This article is stupid and a prime example of the families of dead men who haven't accomplished anything useful themselves dirtying his good name for a cause he plainly didn't believe in.



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