My Personal Observations on Current Military Rifles:


A quick thought:


Throughout history, nations have adopted a frontline weapon for it's military which was never really copied in any large numbers for private use. Then came the Colt 1911 pistol and the AR platform weapons. The two most highly copied and imitated designs in the world. By current estimates there are more than 3 million AR type weapons in the hands of private citizens in the U.S.A. today. These weapons are being used for sporting purposes.


Now let's think about this: There are approximately 1.4 million active frontline personnel in the armed forces. If we figure that there was one AR type weapon for each of those personnel, which is a very high estimate since a large percentage of these service personnel are office workers, clerks, truck drivers, hospital workers, etc, etc who are never issued a weapon of any kind, and factor in that assault weapons account for about 76% of a nation's small arms inventory, that would mean that the U.S. armed forces have fewer than 1 million AR type weapons. One can then conclude that private citizens in the U.S. own over three times more AR type weapons than the U.S. government. Also the military versions are full auto or 3 round burst configurations whereas the civilian models are only semi-auto.


Therefore I propose that we, the private citizens, by shear numbers, do not own military assault weapons as defined by the government, instead the United States government is using a modified sporting rifle as it's frontline weapon.


Numbers don't lie, unlike our government. Think about that for awhile and spread the word.