Why an AR-15 is So Lethal


Picture by Lisa Marie Payne A/P - published in The Atlantic

A radiologist who treated kids shot at Stoneman Douglas High School explains in this chilling report the devastating effects of an assault rifle compared with typical guns, and makes a convincing argument for why they should not be available for sale – as well as asking;

  • Why the ban on assault rifles was allowed to lapse in 2004?
  • Why is the CDC is forbidden from researching gun violence?
  • Shouldn’t second amendment advocates be willing to tolerate some infringement to keep school kids safe?
  • Is teaching kids to run and hide or arming teachers really what we should do and not restrict guns?
  • Focusing only on mental health/reporting strategies is not enough.

1 Response

  1. the standard round fired by an ar-15 is .223, and is considered a medium-powered rifle round. Most hunting rifles fire more powerful rounds than .223, though they're typically not semi-automatic.

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