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Owners of AR-style firearms defend their weapon of choice

6 years 5 months 1 week ago Sunday, June 26 2016 Jun 26, 2016 June 26, 2016 2:39 PM June 26, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

ATLANTA (AP) - People in the United States who own AR-style firearms are again feeling the heat after another mass shooting that involved the weapon.

Some 8 million AR-style firearms have been sold in the U.S. since they were first introduced to the civilian market in the 1960s.

The shooter at the nightclub in Orlando, Florida - where 49 people were killed - was using an AR-style firearm. The worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history is renewing calls about reinstating a ban on the sale of those types of weapons.

But owners of the long guns say the AR-style firearm might look intimidating but it's no more menacing than any other firearm.

Instead, they believe lawmakers should focus their attention on criminals who use the weapons.

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