AR-15 (2) One thing you can count on, in the battle to get assault weapons off the streets of America, gun owners, specifically those who own (or wished they owned) the AR-15 will fight to the death… to make sure you know AR *doesn’t* mean ‘assault rifle’.

Now, they have a point. AR stands for the original manufacturer from back in the 50’s, Armalite Rifle. This fixation, however, on what the AR stands for is a bit disingenuous, given their penchant for screaming “CONFISCATION!!!!” any time anyone proposes a restriction or buy-back plan.

The Colt AR-15 is an assault rifle, though. Who says so? Colt says so, that’s who.

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