AR-15 Assault Weapons Should NEVER Have Been Legalized

Who Makes The AR-15?

The AR-15, made by Colt’s Manufacturing Company, is often marketed as a “modern sporting rifle.” But the weapon has also become a staple of mass shootings.

Assault Weapons such as the AR-15 should NEVER have been legalized and their being made legal is the fault of the NRA and Republicans.

The reason Republicans are responsible for mass shootings and deaths since 2004 is because under George W. Bush as President, they let the Assault Weapons Ban expire in 2004  and have refused since then to allow it to be renewed.

Under the 1994 Clinton Administration Assault Weapons Ban, the maximum capacity of a magazine was set at 10 rounds.  AR-15s were one of 18 semiautomatic weapons banned under the 1994 law that expired in 2004 despite broad public support and a drop in gun fatalities.

Since then, killers have used semiautomatics to target victims en masse at Virginia Tech in 2007; the Fort Hood military base in 2009; the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado in 2012; a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in 2012; Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, CT in 2012, the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando in 2016, the 2017 Las Vegas shooting which left 58 people dead and most recently the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida in which 17 students died.

Since Republicans have consistently refused to make assault weapons illegal, THEY are responsible for ALL mass shootings in the United States in which assault weapons were used.


How A Handgun Is Different To An AR-15

Stephanie Ruhle takes a look at what teachers would be up against, if they were armed with a handgun and confronted with an AR-15. MSNBC Terrorism Analyst Malcolm Nance explains just how outgunned these teachers would be.

As shown in the above video, a bullet fired from a AR-15 travels at speeds of over 2,182 miles per hour.


Why Arming Teachers Is A Fantasy War Game

Today at a listening session with school shooting survivors and family of victims at the White House, President Donald Trump suggested arming school personnel with handguns. Lawrence O’Donnell breaks down why this an unrealistic solution to school shootings.