Friday, February 16, 2018


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I ate an AR-15. Tastes like death.
I ate an AR-15. Tastes like death.

"... The NRA dubbed it "America's rifle." ..."

"... The AR-15 has come to carry connotations of heroism (a Remington ad said it gives "you the confidence and firepower to get the job done"), political resistance (tighter regulations could let government "subjugate Americans" and make them "live under tyranny," a National Rifle Association executive said), fun ("killin' zombies before it was cool," reads another ad) and mass murder (high-capacity magazines have been used in more than half of mass shootings over four decades, according to several studies). ..."

"...But the AR-15 found new life in 2004, when President George W. Bush scrapped the ban on assault weapons that had been enacted under President Bill Clinton in 1994. And in 2005, Bush signed into law a measure protecting arms makers and dealers from liability for crimes committed with their products. The NRA called it "the most significant piece of pro-gun legislation in 20 years." ..."

"... A Pew poll last year found that 68 percent of Americans favor banning assault weapons, including 48 percent of gun owners. ..."

"... The latest school shooting led some pro-gun politicians to speak out against the AR-15. "I have hunted all my life," Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said on the Senate floor Thursday. "But an AR-15 is not for hunting. It's for killing." Nelson, up for reelection this year, is expected to face Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican who got an A+ ranking from the NRA. Scott said Thursday that he supports keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. He said nothing about assault weapons. ..." 

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