The AR-15 — target shooters love it. Hunters love it. And these days, in growing numbers, women love it.
The AR-15, known as “America’s rifle,” is so popular that one out of every five firearms purchased in the United States is an AR-style rifle.
The rifle has grown in popularity from a cult following in the 1980s to widespread use today, manufactured by almost all major gun makers.
AR-15s are being purchased in record numbers by the older generation, women and now millennials, who, incidentally, waged the strongest opposition to the Senate Democrats’ push for a ban on assault weapons.
The “AR” doesn’t stands for Assault Rifle, but ArmaLite Rifle, the company that designed and developed it originally. In 1959 ArmaLite sold the rights to Colt, which continued to use the “AR” brand. And, these days, the “AR” could just as well stand for America’s Rifle.
The U.S military used a redesigned version, the fully automatic M16 rifle, from which Colt developed a semi-automatic civilian version — the AR-15.
Although very similar in appearance, the M16 and the AR-15 differ in the way the hammer and trigger mechanisms are designed. To fire the semi-automatic AR-15 the shooter must pull and release the trigger after each shot. You cannot hold the trigger for rapid fire. Semi-automatic firearms basically function the same as pistols, rifles and shotguns.
TRUMP LASHES OUT AT THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN AND THE FBI OVER FAKE TRUMP-RUSSIA REPORT
WOW, @foxandfrlends “Dossier is bogus. Clinton Campaign, DNC funded Dossier. FBI CANNOT (after all of this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION. FBI TAINTED.” And they used this Crooked Hillary pile of garbage as the basis for going after the Trump Campaign!
The Trump–Russia dossier is an unverified report written by former British MI6 intelligence officer Christopher Steele alleging collusion between the 2016 Trump election campaign and the Russian government.
When Donald Trump loomed as the likely Republican candidate in the election, the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign hired American research firm Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Trump.
Funded by the Democrats, Fusion GPS got Steele to compile the 35-page dossier, which includes allegations about Trump’s sexual and financial dealings, and cites meetings between Russian officials and members of the Trump campaign.
NEW EVIDENCE THAT THE FBI LET HILLARY CLINTON GO FREE
A U.S. Congressional committee now has official evidence that Hillary Clinton was going to get an “HQ special” preference in the investigation of her unauthorized email server and ties to the Clinton Foundation when she was Secretary of State.
The damning revelation came from email comments made by FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
The FBI had an “extreme pro-Hillary Clinton bias” during the investigation, said House Judiciary member Matt Gaetz (R-Florida), which ended with her getting a mild reprimand instead of charges that could have landed her in prison.
“We have email evidence from Andrew McCabe indicating that Hillary Clinton was going to get a headquarters special,” said Gaetz. “That meant the normal processes of the Washington field office weren’t followed. He had a group of people that had a pro-Hillary Clinton bias who had a direct role in changing that investigation from one that likely should have been criminal to one where she was able to walk.”
Case in point: FBI agent Peter Strzok changed former FBI Director James Comey’s language on Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified emails from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless.”
The change in the wording made the difference between a possible jail sentence and a slap on the wrist, the latter, of course, being the result.
But that may change as Congress presses ahead with the McCabe evidence in a new investigation of Hillary Clinton.
American and South Korean troops are reportedly training for a ground invasion of North Korea.
The objective: Deactivate all Kim Jong-un’s nuclear weapons.
U.S. and South Korean soldiers conducted an exercise code named “Warrior Strike” in preparation to “infiltrate North Korea and remove weapons of mass destruction in case of conflict.”
The Pentagon has decided that a ground invasion of North Korea is the “only way” to disarm the country’s nuclear arsenal.
“The only way to locate and destroy—with complete certainty—all components of North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs’ is through a ground invasion,” declared Rear Admiral Michael Dumont on behalf of the Pentagon Chiefs of Staff.