You should always use the right tool for the situation, and sadly the AR-15 is meant to shoot people and people only. The assault rifle's only purpose is to kill another gun wielder, while a hinting rifle is meant to kill an animal for sport or for food. Same goes with a shotgun. You would never use an AR-15 for sport because it would be just plain silly and expensive. The way the question is worded allows for too much speculation. I would argue that an AR-15 is much more dangerous than a Glock in the majority of situations; so TECHNICALLY, the AR-15 is at LEAST more dangerous than your average pistol, fulfilling the requirement for the question. Most people who are voting NO are not seeing it at a technical standpoint, and are only defending their liberal "gun running" rights as opposed to actually taking the time to see that an assault rifle that uses 5.556 NATO rounds is meant for putting a bullet in someone's centre of mass and nothing else- and it will do it better than a pistol would.
Gunmen were armed with AR 15 Rifles took out 14 innocent people like nothing and injured several others. These guns are extremely dangerous in the hands of someone with a sick mind, semi auto and and full auto weapons should be banned for that reason. Try and tell the families of the innocent victims that these guns are not dangerous.
Gunmen open fire killing 14 people and injuring 20 others in no time. Semi auto and fully automatic guns should be banned for that reason. These weapons in the hands of a sick minded person can do more killing in a short period of time than a conventional gun. Try tell the families of the innocent victims these guns are not dangerous.
Define dangerous? The ability to kill? To wound? Then on paper, it would seem that an AR15 is more "dangerous" than say, a handgun. Some people will say that's bad, I say it's actually good. For hunting, sporting or self defense, higher kinetic energy transfer and larger wound profiles are a good thing on game and bad guys. But a lot also depends on the user. If the user can't shoot a rifle, then the AR15 isn't very dangerous.
The AR -15 is only as dangerous as the person wielding it. In the hands of people like myself it's not a threat to anyone who is not putting my life in danger. And as far as it stalking up to other firearms it has it's purpose and affective range which is about 200 meter that's not to say you can't shoot further with one because clearly it can be done. People have hit targets out to 600 meters with this platform but ideally this is a 200 meter firearm. With that said there are a range of firearms that are very lethal at ranges far beyond the 5.556 NATO round. A few examples are 7.62 x 51mm, 300 win mag, 338 lapua mag, 408 cheytac, 50 BMG, 30-06, and so on and so forth. And shot guns and handguns serve there purpose as well for close range. Handguns are concealable, and shotguns can do massive damage and close range with a slug or buckshot. And there are shotguns like the siaga 12 that take magazines. Not to mention shotguns and handguns have speed loading accessories. It's amazing how fast trained shooters like jerry miculek can fire a gun and reload it. These modern thugs that shoot up places with unarmed people are one trained shooter away from never making the news. People don't need firearms to kill eachother or knives. Almost anything in your surroundings can be a weapon if you put your mind to it. Guns are just an equalizer anyone can be trained to use them. Do you really think a 120lb woman can take on a 200lb man in most cases no but if you give that woman training and a firearm she now has the advantage just pulling a gun on an attacker is enough to deter them. And concealing a firearm in a crowd of people gives someone who could've been a victim a tactical advantage. For example the theater shooting in Colorado. That man had a crowd of people he was shooting at if there was only one person who had a gun there that was part of the crowd that person has a clear threat to terminate. Where as the assailant doesn't know where the threat is. In a case like that it doesn't matter if the assailant has an AR15, ak47, scar 17 you name it they are at a distinct disadvantage given the scenario. So no the AR15 is not the most dangerous firearm. Every firearm has it's niche and it's only as good or bad in that niche as the shooter behind it
Its not so much that they don't think it should be used as a sporting weapons as it is that they're afraid of the people's power. The fact is that power is where people believe it to be, and if people begin to believe that the government is being unjust and grows into a war of the like that it will well be in the favor of the people. So in any case they try to find any subtle way to restrict the people as a precaution so that they can keep the federal government from capsizing in the seas of malcontent.
I've noticed that opinion and proposed legislation often advances the idea that the AR-15 is more dangerous than other guns like handguns, shotguns or hunting rifles. Should this weapon be banned? Or only belong in the hands of military professionals? If so, why??? Is it just ignorance or is there a legitimate argument against the AR-15?
I ‘ve been hunting moose since I was a kid. Most of us use a 30-06. A semi-auto 30-06 with a decently sized magazine is an incredibly powerful firearm. Certainly far more deadly than any .223 caliber rifle like an AR. Our hunting rifles don’t get any press because they aren’t all black and scary looking but, please trust me when I say, they make AR’s look like pellet guns.
The AR-15 is commonly chambered for the 5.56mm round, in the civilian market the round, and it's cousin the 223 Remington, are considered varmint hunting rounds and in many states are not legal for medium sized game, such as deer, because of their lack of power. They also function exactly like every other semi-automatic rifle including semi-automatic hunting rifles.
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A 223 caliber is not a killing machine . Most of the nut jobs that think it is the most deadly weapon ever devised have never even seen a gun in person. They buy everything the media sells. They just want to start with the ban on ar type weapons and then move on to outlaw all guns. Take baby steps that is to reach there final goal. Then when all guns are outlawed and the crime rate skyrockets because criminals will know when they go to rape and rob people they dont have a gun . These same liberals will be scratching their heads. If you people hate guns so much move to a socialist country like China or NORTH KOREA where the only people with guns are the government.
Semi automatic technology is the same in every gun there is no difference between 1 semi auto and another, every time you pull the trigger one bullet comes out that's the same for every semi automatic firearm. People are after the AR15 just because of the way it looks it looks like a military weapon but it is no more deadly than any other semi automatic firearm.
The AR is also not an automatic rifle. I've read your posts and this is ridiculous. For the love of god the ar is one trigger pull= one bullet. Also the AR is not an assault rifle. It is considered and assault weapon( because the government needed a name to blame). I see a lot people saying a gun is only as dangerous as the shooter. That is partially true. The firearm ( because that is what it is not a weapon. It is a tool) is also as sane as the shooter. You do not blame cars for drunk driving, explain to me why guns are responsible for shootings. I am not a gun nut, merely someone who has done their research and has common sense. AR's can be used for hunting. For those with shoulder injuries the vertical grip is the only way that they can shoot. You people make judgements about something you have never tried nore researched. An AR operates like every other semi automatic rifle. Also should I want to ( and if I had a rifle) I could take a hunting rifle and add an extended mag. The truth is while the AR has some amazing features, it opperates the same and shoots the same. I do not understand why you say 5.56 ammo is dangerous when 30-06 ammo is a larger, harder hitting round. I do not mean to offend anyone. Anyone who wants to explain their reasoning please help me understand.
Any criminal with any gun can kill. Gun grabbers don't have a clue and they're the main reason we have record gun sales in this country. King O is the greatest gun salesman in the history of the world. Keep up the great work and we'll keep setting all time records for gun sales.