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Who needs an AR rifle? That’s not for me to say




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February 6, 2013 | 2,242 views | 12 comments

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THE HEART OF TEXAS -- I don’t know about you, but personally, I am sick and tired of hearing people tell me what I do or do not need. In particular, I refer to the ongoing national debate on firearms, and whether or not anyone needs these so-called “assault weapons,” to include the AR-15 -- the most popular firearm platform in the country.  . . .

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Harold  
Equatorial Guinea, West Africa  
February 11, 2013 11:36pm
 
“... A well-regulated Militia, composed of the Gentlemen, Freeholders, and other Freemen was necessary to protect our ancient laws and liberty from the standing army ... And we do each of us, for ourselves respectively, promise ... More ›

 
Rabble Rouser Extraordinaire  
Adkins, TX  
February 11, 2013 7:53am
 
Save yourselves some embarrassment and at the least "GOOGLE" the subject matter before posting... Tsk-tsk!

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
February 10, 2013 9:58am
 
Thanks for info......always thought that AR stood for (another round) which came in handy due to my lack of skills with gun...Good with bow and arrow.

 
Alvin Charmaine  
February 10, 2013 3:55am
 
I used an m16 I mostly eat chicken and beef - that weapon is fine for hunting either animal.

 
Alvin Charmaine  
February 10, 2013 3:51am
 
Carter ok. So armalite rifle rifle Still makes no sense. Thanks.

 
Robert McDonald  
Wilson County News  
February 9, 2013 3:59pm
 
I would love to have an M-14, though. That is the rifle my Dad went through basic with, and what he was first issued during his time in Vietnam. Love the short action .308 round, too...

 
Carter Thomas  
Floresville, TX  
February 9, 2013 3:52pm
 
Robert, we think alike. Colt bought the rights in 1959 and it totally replaced the M-14 in Vietnam by the mid to late 60s.

 
Robert McDonald  
Wilson County News  
February 9, 2013 3:34pm
 
Actually... AR stands for "ArmaLite Rifle," not "Assault Rifle." Eugene Stoner worked for ArmaLite when he designed the rifle back in the 50s. But... you are right that "AR rifle" would be ... More ›

 
Carter Thomas  
Floresville, TX  
February 9, 2013 3:29pm
 
Alvin, Nice try. AR does not stand for assault rifle. I spent over 20 years in the Army as an Infantry Officer. Long before Colt bought the rights to what is now the M-16, the Fairchild ArmaLite corporation developed the AR-15, ... More ›

 
Alvin Charmaine  
February 9, 2013 8:29am
 
AR stands for assault rifle. Who needs an assault rifle rifle. Nice job, well written.

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