Engineering ‘The Black Rifle’: Why the AR-15 Is the Most Popular Gun in the U.S.

The AR-15 is a trademark, and since its original patent, the machine has gone through many iterations. Here’s what you should know about where it is today.

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What An AR-15 Can Do To The Human Body
“Compare the damage an AR-15 and a 9mm handgun can do to the human body: ‘One looks like a grenade went off in there,’ says Peter Rhee, a trauma surgeon at the University of Arizona. ‘The other looks like a bad knife cut.’”

Once Banned, Now Loved and Loathed: How the AR-15 Became ‘America’s Rifle’

“The AR-15 won its place in American culture through a confluence of circumstances, described in interviews by more than 15 gun industry professionals, hobbyists, lawyers and gun owners.”

A Brief History of the Assault Rifle
“Amid the controversy over assault rifles—and specifically, the debate over whether or not guns like the semi-automatic weapon Omar Mateen used to commit the recent massacre in Orlando should be considered “assault weapons” or singled out for restrictions—some consideration of the original design and development of assault weapons is useful.”


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