There REALLY isn’t a concrete reason to have the weapon in any area that has a LOT of people around….
The riflfe is similar to the one solider’s use in war zones…
Effirts to completely ban the weapon, or those simimlar to it have NOT been successful….
There are ALWAYS ways law makers can and do make the purchase of thes type of weapons legal….
Even after this latest incident?
THAT is NOT gonna change….
American’s LOVE their guns and will NOt give them up , No matter how many people are hurt by people using them…
In this latest incident in Orlando?
The rifle was LEGALLY bought….
Efforts by Democratic lawmakers to stop people from owning guns in th past have resulted in some losing their jobs….
The current anti-gun reaction always occurs after a mass shooting, even with kids….
And it always disappaears a short whiloe later…..Gun Control is NOT a winner for Democrats no matter how much it should be….
Omar Mateen, the Orlando shooter, used an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle and a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol to kill 49 people at the Pulse nightclub Sunday. The same style of rifle was also used by the shooters at San Bernardino, California; Umpqua Community College in Oregon; Sandy Hook and several other mass shootings in recent years. On Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton described the rifle as a “weapon of war” that should be banned, and President Obama concurred. But an effective ban could be difficult to devise.
The AR-15 used to be illegal. President Bill Clinton’s assault weapons ban, which was in effect from 1994 to 2004, banned the AR-15 and other guns that were too similar to military-style weapons. However, this law did not prohibit Americans from owning semi-automatic weapons;1 it capped how many military features an individual gun could have. During the ban, a semi-automatic rifle like the AR-15 could legally have any one of the following features, as long as it didn’t have two or more of them: a folding stock (making the gun slightly easier to conceal), a pistol grip (making the weapon easier to hold and use), a bayonet mount, a flash suppressor (making it harder to see where shots are coming from), or a grenade launcher.
A 2004 report commissioned by the Department of Justice on the effects of the assault weapons ban concluded that the law was largely ineffective at limiting access to weapons with the power of the AR-15. According to the report, the ban focused on “features that have little to do with the weapons’ operation, and removing those features is sufficient to make the weapons legal.” The report noted that several semi-automatic rifles were functionally equivalent to the AR-15 and untouched by the ban….
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