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Letter to the Editor: Why an AR15
Opinion
Somebody asked me the other day, “Why in the world do you have an AR15?” For those of you who have been off visiting Jupiter the past few weeks and missed the news, the AR15 style black rifle is now the source of all evil in the USA and is the root cause of all violent deaths. Most folks think AR stands for Assault Rifle or Automatic Rifle. Even Chipper Jones, the world famous expert on weaponry, is being consulted about this gun. The AR15 style, which is one of the most widely made rifles in the USA, is neither an assault weapon nor an automatic weapon. It is not a machine gun. Assault weapons are by definition full automatic weapons and their firepower is limited by the weight of the ammo a man can carry. The military M16 is sort of a light weight machine gun but when the going gets tough, the SAW, which is belt fed, is the choice if you have the leg strength to carry hundreds of pounds of ammo

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