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The AR-15 is the Target Again

Maybe no weapon has been as vilified as the semi-automatic AR-15 rifle. Gun lovers call it a “sporting rifle.” Anti-gunners call it an “assault” rifle. There can be a case made for both descriptions. It is a popular target and sporting rifle because it is highly accurate at long distances and there is little kick when you pull the trigger.

The Washington Post provides a brief history of the AR-15 and its roots, the military (but VERY different) M-16 kin.

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