Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” gun control advocate David Hogg said he was working to “ban assault weapons” in his home state of Florida.
Discussing working with relatives of some of the 17 people killed at last years mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, Hogg said, “Sometimes it does have to be state by state. Even at the state level, sometimes they don’t want to work with us. That’s why in Florida yesterday along with several family members of people that were lost in the shooting at my high school, we introduced a ballot initiative that we are working on getting right now to ban assault weapons in the state like the one that the shooter at my high school used so that no other person can get their hands on them,” Breitbart reports.
“The truth of the matter is weapons like the AR-15 have an effective range of over 1500 meters. If you’re using the weapon within an effective range of over 1500 meters you are not defending yourself, you are you are hunting a human being. And I don’t think any civilian needs to have their hands on a military weapon like that.”
Since this little “society tick” started running his mouth, all him and his ilk are spreading are fabrications, lies, deceptions also known known as ignorance and hate.
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The actual effective range of a .223 round is 400-600 meters not 1500 ( 600 meters = 656.168 yards). It is not the AR platform that matters, there are dozens of loads for any given bullet weight in any cartridge that will produce different velocity and energy figures. And different rifles seldom produce identical performance, even with the same load. As in avid sportsman will tell you or soldier, it takes a certain skill-set to be effective at 600 meters with a .223.
If a person wanted to be effective at 1500 yards, they would need to use “long range cartridges” 300 winmag, 6.5 creedmoor etc. as well as what glass you have mounted (scope). Which takes a higher trained skill due to how you lie down into the gun, to grip/hand position, trigger pull, supporting hand position, breathing, etc.
Shooting and logging shots from multiple distances and conditions to confirm that the bullet is behaving like you want it to, is what’s referred to as DOPE, or data on previous engagements. The idea is to log what your rifle is doing in every condition you can. The data aggregation in a DOPE book is never finished and includes everything from the type of bullet used, to environmental conditions.
The 2nd Amendment was not created for hunting, it was created to protect a free people from government tyranny and our forefathers knew that day would come again in the future. Notice in Hogg’s comments he states that an AR means you are hunting people, he used those words to specifically portray those who own an AR as being the aggressors that only purpose is to go after other human beings.
He purposely uses phrases like “military weapons” and “assault rifles” so because those are the democrats mind games on those who do not understand firearms and ballistics. As we all know, there is no such thing as an assault weapon and military weapons.
The AR-15 was originally created by Armalite (as in ArmaLite Rifle…. Not Assault Rifle) in the 1950s, but due to financial issues, they sold the rights for the weapon to Colt.
Colt began producing the Colt ArmaLite AR-15. It was designed to be a lightweight weapon, so as a result, Colt pitched the weapon to multiple military.
After some modifications by Colt, the rifle was introduced in the military as the M16.
The M4 was created as an improvement to the M16.
Once the military realized the need of a weapon that could operate in close quarters, a shorter and lighter version of the M16 was created.
The M4 was designed in the late 80s to early 90s, before being accepted by the military in the mid 90s.
The M4 has a 14.5 inch barrel, while the AR-15 generally has a 16 inch barrel, although multiple sizes are available.
The primary reason for this is the law in the United States about short-barreled rifles. This law requires that rifles have at least a 16 inch barrel.
As a result of this shorter barrel, the M4 has a shorter gas tube. To deal with the decreased pressure as a result of this shorter gas tube, the M4 also has more pronounced feed ramps to ensure that the next round is seated properly each time.
The barrel of an M4 has an hourglass shape cut into it, which allows for military members to mount a grenade launcher to it. The last big difference between the two is that the M4 has either a three round burst or fully automatic firing option.
Which Should I Get, M4 or AR15?
This is pretty much a trick question. Many people don’t know this, but the only way to get a true M4 is to go and talk to your local military recruiter.
The U.S. Army has selected a new round to replace those equipping its M4A1 carbine and M249 Squad Automatic Weapons. The Army selected five companies to produce prototype weapons in the new, mysterious 6.8-millimeter round.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.