I recently read a letter to The Bee stating that the AR-15 type rifle was a “killing machine” designed for military use and not for use as a sporting rifle.
If a person did any research or thinking, they would realize that any development of firearms was for military use. The bolt-action rifle, with either an internal or external magazine, the semi-automatic and the fully automatic rifles; and machine guns were developed for “war” and then became available for the civilian market.
Any weapon can be used for what ever sport or activity a person desires. It is the person behind the weapon that causes the destruction, not the weapon. The best weapon for home defense is the weapon that a person is familiar with and can shoot accurately. If you do not want to use an AR-type rifle, then don’t. But don’t try to prevent me from using one if I so desire.
Gary S. Henson, Fresno