RW types don't respond to evidence in a rational way but that doesn't mean it's not important.
The man who shot up the movie theater in Colorado had 3,000 legal rounds of .223 ammunition, including a 100-round drum that he had purchased online. The police chief of Aurora estimated he could fire between 50 and 60 rounds per minute, one trigger pull at a time.
In the weeks after that shooting, some lawmakers proposed limits on high-capacity magazines. That proposal went nowhere, of course. Who determines what high-capacity is? Luke ODell, of the National Association for Gun Rights, asked at the time. Its a slippery slope we start walking when we start picking and choosing what rights of the Constitution and Bill of Rights were going to follow.
The Bushmaster .223 is one of a few versions of the demilitarized M16 rifles known as AR-15s. It can only be called a little twenty-two a little rabbit plinker if youre trying to fool someone you think is dumb. While the ammunition for the assault rifle and the plinker may be the same diameter, the .223 has a longer projectile and much more power a lot more gunpowder behind it.
It is an excellent sniper rifle. It was the weapon used by the Beltway Snipers in 2002.
Ads for the rifles make this moronic appeal: Consider your Man Card reissued.