You’d think that media types would do the most basic research — or at least call someone who knows — before revealing their astounding ignorance whenever they write about guns. But pulling misinformation from their posteriors and spouting this kind of nonsense seems to be a prerequisite for the job.
Anyway, go ahead and break this one down. Just for fun. It’s kinda like shooting fish in a barrel.
Those suggesting the AR-15 was NOT developed as a weapon of war should read up on history. The AR-15 was developed as a military weapon to replace the M-14. Eugene Stoner designed it to be lighter and more lethal than the M-14.
It was far deadlier than the M-16 used in Vietnam.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) March 18, 2019