Forum Post: Do You Really Know What You Are Talking About When you say "ban assault weapons" in particular the AR-15 Firearm"?
Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 23, 2013, 11:14 p.m. EST by Shayneh
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There are a lot of people not only on this site but on the news media that don't have a clue about firearms and their potential when it comes to "killing' someone.
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten was on Fox today talking about firearms. She made the dumbest comment stating that people who own firearms can fire "10 rounds per second".
Talk about being ignorant when it comes to understanding firearms - and that brings me to my point - How many of you really know what your talking about when you make mention of "banning assault firearms" the AR-15 in particular?
First off most AR-15's owned by private individuals are of the .223 variety although you can get them in other calibers. The .223 is on the low end of the ballistic scale when it comes to knock down power or "kenotic energy" and is used primarily for "varmits.
There are several other firearms of similar caliber that have similar velocities and are also similar in grams but not all -
The great majority of subsequent centerfire .22's were designed or adapted for use as varmint and small game cartridges. This includes all of the commonly available North American .22's, including the .22 Hornet, .221 Fireball, .218 Bee, .222 Remington, .223 Remington (AR-15), .22-250 Remington, .224 Weatherby, and .220 Swift.
Educate yourself before you start talking about something you know nothing about - Here is an educational link to help you understand what the "Assault Weapon" you talk about really is.