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Needed: political marksmanship


John W. Schoen, CNBC, wrote in a June 2016 article that “the National Shooting Sports Foundation estimates there are roughly 5 million to 10 million AR-15 rifles [privately] owned in the United States. . . .” The U.S. Government has purchased an estimated eight million of the military version for use by our armed forces and our allies.

The AR-15 rifle uses military ammunition. It has a rapid-fire function, and it accepts large-capacity ammunition magazines. If any one of those three factors were changed, it would be a much less deadly weapon.

Sales of the AR-15 are not driven by usage f...

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