Did anyone know the Orlando shooter had a second gun on him? I believe he was also carrying a Glock. No one really talks about that though.
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Actually the gun that fires the .308 is an AR10, but the most popular caliber in that kind of gun is the .223 or NATO equivalent of 5.56, which is the AR15.
Another tactic of the media and left is to add the scary "high powered" to the already scary sounding "assault" rifle.
Except there is nothing "high powered" about it at all. In fact, in most states it's illegal to hunt deer with any caliber lower than .30 caliber. Because it does not have enough stopping power to humanely drop a deer. The .223/5.56 AR15 is mainly used as a target round and for varmint hunting. Think coyotes and gophers. High powered, indeed. But it is the right that loves to employ scare tactics, amirite?
And while we're clearing up stupid but widely accepted false claims about the AR15 and AR10... AR does NOT stand for assault rifle. It stands for Armalite, the first company to manufacture that kind of weapon.