Re: Reid guts gun control bill; no assault weapon ban and no background checks for private sales!
posted at 3/21/2013 2:34 PM EDT
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
In response to GreginMeffa's comment:
Hey mate, no expert I, but my brother-in-law, says AR's are toys, and anyone who gives a soldier one of those, should be shot - not sure, but, he is a SEAL>
The AR-15 is an M16 in the military. It just has a full auto setting there. Have I lost my mind, or isn't the M16 the standard issue military rifle - ever since Vietnam? Wiki says they started switching to the M4 carbine in 2010.
(Both the M16 and M4, it might be noted, derive from the AR-15).
As I understand it, SEALs are supposed to be masters of using precisely the amount of force necessary in a given situation. Perhaps that has something to do with calling a toy. (Too much force for most SEAL situations ???)
Too much force LOL
The military uses rifles to pin down enemy so that air support can take them out some times and their intention is NOT to use the AR-15 as their most lethal weapon. RPG's, tanks, air support are what most of the enemy is neutralized with.
They do not want to get in a rifle fight with our technology and fire power.
The AR -15 is light weight accurate and dependable for it needs to do.