How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the AR-15 (Part II)

Hopefully, Part I of this series successfully dispatched the common-but-wrong notion that the AR-15 is merely an “assault rifle” with few practical applications for the non-government shooter. With the civilian-use merits of the AR now established, let’s take a look the gun from a potential buyer’s point-of-view. To get some real-world perspective on the matter, I visited The AR Bunker in Newnan, Georgia.  In addition to being a full-line gun store, they specialize in selling and servicing custom ARs for both individuals and government agencies (such as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation). I started off by asking proprietor Rusty Morris about some of the reasons folks give as to why they’re buying ARs.  “It varies,” he said.  “Everything from hunting, to target shooting, to personal defense.” The whole “personal defense” thing sounded odd to me.

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Hopefully, Part I of this series successfully dispatched the common-but-wrong notion that the AR-15 is merely an “assault rifle” with few practical applications for the non-government shooter. With the civilian-use…

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the AR-15

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Last fall, I found myself nine-to-fiving in the corporate communications department of one of our nation’s top health insurers. I witnessed the fright that gripped everyone in the industry regarding…