Special Report: Firearm Facts–the AR-15 (VIDEO)

“The most common mistake is the name. What does the AR stand for?

“‘Assault rifle,’ said one man.

“‘Automatic rifle,’ said another.

“‘First off, it’s not an assault rifle. It’s the AR, means armalite. We call it the modern sporting rifle because these guns are all used legitimately every day for sporting purposes,’ said Michael Guerra of Colt Firearms.

Of course you already knew that. But this is an impressive, fact-based piece by News 8 in Connecticut, and if you know someone who thinks AR stands for “Assault Rifle” pass this along.

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