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Almost every time I hear that a mass shooting has occurred with a rifle, I hear the phrase something like "the AR-15 assault rifle" nor often followed by "a weapon of war" or a "military grade weapon of war".
Clyde’s BAR In 1932 a criminal acquaintance, Herbert Farmer, gave Clyde two Browning Automatic Rifles (BAR) he had stolen from a Missouri National Guard armory. Clyde immediately became enamored with the BAR because of its high rate of firepower and it’s .30-caliber bullets’ ability to penetrate automobile bodies easily. Apparently he maintained them carefully and always kept a couple of loaded guns within reach. In 1933 Clyde and W.D. Jones robbed National Guard armories in Enid, OK and in Plattville, IL. The booty from these robberies included several more BARs, Colt 1911 pistols, riot shotguns, various M1917 revolvers and large quantities of ammunition and magazines. Read more: www.gunsandammo.com...
originally posted by: WUNK22
No that’s not at all what this discussion is about my triggered friend. Back to the answer, AR-15S are the Hollywood and video game producers gun of choice. The bad guys use AK-47S. Mass shooters are the bad guys so it’s ironic at best. Our kids look to Hollywood for heroes, they sold a hell of a lot of Scareface posters over the years. a reply to: Misterlondon
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: DigginFoTroof
Never thought I would here a discussion on which gun is a better choice for mass shooting.
But I can tell you that anyone that has carried their own ammo around on a battle field will choose the lighter weapon and bullets because the can carry more rounds.
No soldier wants to run out of bullets.
originally posted by: Painterz
So what are the sales figures like?
How many AR-15s have been sold in America compared to AKs?
I just tried to google that, and crikey, they don't even keep records on how many guns are sold. That's insane.
But apparently AKs are rare in America because there is a punitative import tax on them, and an AK might cost you around $15000? Along with a special background check from the FBI, LEO, and a 6 month waiting list.
So it would appear there actually are gun controls in America, just, on foreign guns....
originally posted by: DigginFoTroof
As for the person who said I need to learn about calibers, you need to learn to read because I made it clear the differences and didn't make any mistakes about the differences in the calibers, sizes of bullets, or size of cartridge. Maybe you need to learn more about the rounds.
The 5.56mm - .223 caliber which is almost identical to the .22LR bullet.
originally posted by: introvert
The reason AR's are so popular is because of how they look, the numerous accessories you can attach to them and how easy they are to get.
They are more of a fashion statement than anything else.
In my opinion, the AK is a much more reliable weapon in the hands of someone that knows how to use it.