“Mike the Marine” doesn’t want you to have an AR-15 because it is specifically designed to kill as many people as possible.
Mike has chosen to step into the spotlight and share his views. I’m not one to criticize fellow veterans who speak to policy, but sometimes you have to wonder if he is really being effective when he shares views that are devoid of facts.
In one example, he says that these weapons, in reference to “assault-style rifles” are meant to kill people and not for hunting. He then says other rifles are specifically designed for hunting. Apparently, he has never hunted, nor really been around other guns despite wearing the camouflage hunters hat in the video.
Later, he referenced the Fort Hood shooting. Nidal Hasan used two semi-automatic pistols. Semi-automatic pistols are just as deadly, but he seems focused on the AR-15.
But his argument against home defense was an eyeroll moment, claiming that in such close quarters, an AR-15 would not be effective. In reality, it is more effective than he realizes.
And I’m not even going to address the non-sequitur liberal talking point about muskets.
However, I do admire that he talks candidly about his PTSD, and in doing so makes the case for extreme restraining orders rather than a Second Amendment review. In the cases of both Fort Hood and Parkland shootings, it was a failure of the officials to act to prevent the tragedy, and not because civilians shouldn’t own guns.
In the end though, he loses all credibility when he refers to rifles as “high capacity.” I had asked this question once on twitter, and one person replied with a picture of 30 round magazine. *sigh*
Anyway, thank you for your service, Mike, and Godspeed.