|Originally posted by pkcRAISTLIN |
well, that's just my guess as there are no notable features that separate it from any other semi auto, 30-round magazine rifle. AK47's have fully automatic fire, which distinguishes it from a (non modified) AR15.
the AR15 looks like the US military's M16 line of assault rifles. the M16 has been in service for 50 years and would have featured in pretty much every US war film set after WW2. in the internet age you'd see it constantly in pics from warzones. it and the AK47 are the 2 celebrities of assault rifles.
and the most heinous thing about all this is that the M15 (and in some ways the M4) is the shittest weapon ever conceived in the modern age; It was basically a haphazrd and terribly designed answer to the the Kalashnikov which failed miserably in all real work and military tests...
But due to some very greedy and criminally complicit deal making between gun manufacturers and top US military officials (on their payroll), a gun that never should have gone in to production, no only got made, but became the defacto standard issue weapon for the front lines of the US military for 4+ decades.
It's actually one of the worst scandals that will never see a reckoning in US history.
Speak to anyone that was in Veitnam and saw real action - they DETEST the M15. That peice of shit won't fire when damp (let alone wet, or raining), it won't fire with dust or sandy conditions, the trigger mechanism parts break if you look at them wrong, the clips jam and they expand and warp when you try to continuous fire.
In vietnam, US soldiers actually used to keep any AK's they found becuase they worked - you could drop them in a lake, bury them in sand, not clean them for weeks and they'd still fire.
The only problem was, you had to keep it covered becuase top brass didn't want to see you using them and worst of all, someone on your own side might shoot at you if they saw the gun muzzle poking out of the jungle or head it's distinctive round sound.
That's why i laugh at all these gun twats who dress up their M4's and M15 with barbie like acessories, when they're actually polishing the worst turd in history.
As for the Ar-15, the AR as pointed out stands for Armalite, or as it's offcially classified, the "civlian model" (which si completely fucking bonkers in itself.
The Ar15 was originally fully automatic until the military wanted it's own model and gave it the M classification which resulted in the M4 and M16, at which point the Ar15 was downgraded to "semi auto for the consumer market"
So in other words, the whole fucking reason the Ar15 is so fucking popular is that it's marketed as a consumer assault rifle, it's cheap as is the ammo, and incredibly easy to remove it's downgrade to make it fully automatic. If you're a Durka and want to get all jihad, and therfore bought an Ar15, you can bet they've spent the $100 and 10mins it takes to make it full auto. Then again, 45 rounds a minute without the mod is still a good enough infidel slaughter rate.
There's no point banning the Ar15 - they need to ban all assault rifles and bring in other measures.
it has been shown categorically that every country that had a lot of gun deaths, who brought in supporting laws (background checks, mandatory sentences for buyers and sellers that breach them, import laws, ammo laws etc) has MASSIVE drops in gun related crime and violence.
This shit isn't rocket science. I just don't get why people are so dumb and think their rights are being trampled on by not letting fucking idiots have easy access to military ASSAULT weaponry.
Remember they don't call them defense rifles do they?