- Posted January 10, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Gun control debate: Background checks
Why I own an AR-15
I own one to stay up on my marksmanship training for the reserves. It is similar to my issued weapon and I can go to the range more than once every six months. I didn't buy it for it's looks; there are others on the market that look better. I didn't buy it to 'gear up' with scopes or laser sights, but to just practice something that I love to do with a familiar piece of equipment.
There are many other rifles on the market that are more lethal than the AR, but look more benign. Basing a ban because of a 'look' or a non-functioning feature is ignorance and fear at their greatest. A 22 caliber rifle (or handgun) is just as lethal as an AR or AK type of rifle.