With the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernandino, Orlando and even Dallas, there is much attention being given to so-called “assault rifles.” Is all this talk warranted? Just what are assault rifles and weapons anyway? What is the definition of “assault weapon?” Does it make sense to issue new gun control edicts restricting the purchase and possession of these or similar firearms? Will it stop another Orlando from occurring?
Today’s episode is sponsored by the Taft Precision MilSpec AR-15 Lower Parts Kit. This LPK is manufactured to the highest standards to ensure accuracy and consistency of fit from kit-to-kit and part-to-part. All of the trigger and hammer surfaces have been precisely ground and polished for the ultimate in consistency of pull from shot to shot. Made with pride right in Utah, USA, check it out at www.concealedcarry.com/product/taft-precision-ar-15-polished-milspec-lower-parts-kit/
- #1 – AR in AR-15 stands for “Assault Rifle”
- Armalite Rifle
- #2 – AR-15s are assault weapons – “a rapid-fire, magazine-fed automatic rifle designed for infantry use”
- “Machine guns?”
- AR-15s are military grade weapons – “instruments of war”
- When the 2nd Amendment was written all guns were considered “instruments of war”
- #3 – Regulating AR-15s would reduce mass shootings
- #4 – If banning AR15’s saved one life than it would be worth it.
- Death rates compared
- #5 – The myth of high-capacity magazines
- #6 – AR-15s aren’t good for self defense
Pick of the Week
- Brandon – Evac TakeDown(TM) Carbine Sling Pack by Hazard 4
- Riley – Smith's DCS4 4-Inch FINE & COARSE Diamond Combo Sharpening Stone
Thanks for Listening!
Thanks so much for joining us this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below. If you enjoyed the podcast the biggest compliment you could give us would be to subscribe to future episodes via a podcast app on your phone or via iTunes. You can find past podcast episodes by clicking here.