Tuesday, March 10, 2015

More on Obama and ATF backing off for now


Among the other lies from ATF,
In its "framework" proposal, ATF wrote, "The AR platform is the semi-automatic version of the M16 machine gun originally designed for and used by the military. 
Well, gee, last I read the AR was developed BEFORE the military saw it and got interested.


one-eyed Jack. said...

The usual fairy tale. They should learn about Eugene Stoner and Armalite. Jack

Sigivald said...

Nope, actually the AR-15 was developed from the AR-10 specifically to compete in the CONARC/SALVO tests for the replacement of the M14.

The AR-10 and AR-15 were both developed specifically for the military market, with semi-auto variants for civilian sale an afterthought.

(The AR-15 predates the M16 as a name, because that was its designation before adoption; but the AR-15 prototypes and the Colt 601s sent to Vietnam for the Special Forces before the M16 was adopted were all selective-fire.

Semi-auto came later; even the first Armalite prototypes were select-fire - look at the level on one of 17 prototypes.

Remember, the "AR platform" for the purposes of this discussion is "the modern civilian AR-15 pattern rifle", which is a semi-auto variant of the military rifle.

Note also that Colt didn't start selling the semi-auto SP1 until the M16 was adopted.