Are AR-15 Rifles a Public Safety Threat? Here's What the Data Say

L84Cabo

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Good article to show to your antigun friends. It is well reasoned with credible data to support the conclusion. :)


Are AR-15 Rifles a Public Safety Threat? Here's What the Data Say | Being Classically Liberal

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Mass shootings involving rifles like the AR-15 can produce dozens of victims at one time, and combined with extensive media coverage of these events, many people have been led to believe that such rifles pose a significant threat to public safety.

However, such shootings are extremely rare, and a look at the FBI data informs us that homicide with these types of rifles represents an extremely small fraction of overall homicide violence. Banning or confiscating such firearms from the civilian population would likely produce little to no reduction in violent crime rates in America.
 

Andy54Hawken

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Good article , thanks for sharing.
AR15 rifles are just that , rifles...no more dangerous or deadly than any other rifle of any type or design.
Just how someone uses a AR15 can be dangerous or deadly...but that is the fault of the user , not the AR15.

Its past time to stop blaming the millions of AR15 rifles and their owners for the misdeeds of a few.
There is a world of difference between those who own and use guns and those who commit crimes...One is a citizen exercising a right...the other is a criminal...there should be no "mistaking" of the two.
Andy
 

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