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sicboy
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Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
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“Our father, Eugene Stoner, designed the AR-15 and subsequent M-16 as a military weapon to give our soldiers an advantage over the AK-47,” the Stoner family told NBC News. “He died long before any mass shootings occurred. But, we do think he would have been horrified and sickened as anyone, if not more by these events.”


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Eugene Stoner, an ex-marine and the rifle’s inventor, never used his AR-15 for sport, kept it for personal defense, or even owned one. His family said he made millions by using his design, but only for military sales.

“After many conversations with him, we feel his intent was that he designed it as a military rifle,” Stoner’s family explained, saying that their father wanted to make the “most efficient and superior rifle possible for the military.”


Bham Bammer
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re: Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
Pretty irrelevant. All sorts of things get used in ways they weren't necessarily intended.


Navajo61490
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re: Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
True story: My grandpa got a PHD in laser physics and designed laser guided weapons for the US Navy.



That being said I can’t speak about any of Those weapons just because a family member designed them...what I would say wouldn’t mean shit


Bmath
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re: Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
A mass shooting could just as easily happen with a couple of 12 gauges full of buck shot.

ETA: My point being that hunting rifles and shotguns not explicitly designed as military weapons can be just as dangerous in the wrong hands. I’m not advocating for gun control, I just think the military grade argument is a ridiculous aspect to focus on.
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Jake88
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re: Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
Good. That suggests it's an excellent weapon for a citizen's defense.


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Ross
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re: Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
Thanks to him for making such a solid rifle

Finally got a chance to pick one up and break it in and it shoots like a dream.


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rooster108bm
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re: Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
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Our father, Eugene Stoner, designed the AR-15 and subsequent M-16 as a military weapon 


This is absolutely correct but what we now know as an ar15 was created by Colt not Stoner. So they can frick off.
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upgrayedd
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re: Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
So was my cap and ball blackpowder revolver
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The Pirate King
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re: Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
Communist Time - did not read.


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Hangover Haven
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re: Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
Maybe they can come up with a Stoner peace prize...?


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Displaced
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re: Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
The inventor of the .gif says it's pronounced "jif". That doesn't make him right...


IceTiger
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re: Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
So were tampons


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Asharad
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re: Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
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Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
The 2nd Amendment is OK with that.
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GetCocky11
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re: Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
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A mass shooting could just as easily happen with a couple of 12 gauges full of buck shot.



Yeah, but you probably couldn't kill 17 in 5 or 6 minutes with a couple of 12 gauges full of buck shot.


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re: Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
So what


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re: Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
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mass shooting could just as easily happen with a couple of 12 gauges full of buck sho


Yet they never do.


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re: Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
My AR kills hogs like a mofo


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Breesus
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re: Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.
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Yat27
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re: Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
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Yet they never do.

Washington Navy Yard shooter (13 total dead) used Remington 870. That's not even a semi-auto shottie, baw... Pump action, with 7 shells max, depending on the version.

Although I believe he did kill 1 or 2 with a Beretta handgun as well.
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fr33manator
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re: Family of AR-15 inventor says gun was intended for military use
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Yeah, but you probably couldn't kill 17 in 5 or 6 minutes with a couple of 12 gauges full of buck shot.



Against soft, crowded targets?


You better believe it.


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