By Jenn Jacques
I’m in no way shape or form a weapons expert, but I do know that the AR in AR-15 stands for the ArmaLite rifle, the company that developed it in the 1950s.
I also know that AR does NOT stand for assault rifle or automatic rifle and that AR-15-style rifles are NOT ‘assault weapons’ or ‘assault rifles’, as the media loves to call them.
No, the Orlando shooter did not use an AR-15 and no, I’m quite sure the media doesn’t give a lick whether they’re reporting good information on it in that regard because ultimately, they’re only interested in advancing the gun control narrative.
Although gun-control advocates started using the term “assault weapons” to refer to firearms like the AR-15 back in the 1980s and we can thank Hillary’s better half for signing the Federal Assault Weapons Ban in 1994, there is absolutely no excuse for this ignorant term to be tossed around in today’s “just Google it” age of information readily available at our fingertips.
I am sick and tired of people tossing that phrase around like they know what they’re talking about, from the Daily News,
Source:: Bearing Arms