Ban military guns

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James Rife

So you're now engaging in theoretical thought crimes or "pre-crimes"? As you obviously already know, fully automatic firearms are already heavily regulated and mostly banned, so your premise is false from the start. Also, "AR" stands for Armalite Rifle, which was developed as a civilian sporter by Eugene Stoner in 1957. The design proved so popular and durable that the Air Force, and then the rest of the Defense Department, adapted it into a full-auto model called the M16, which entered service in 1964. So let's get our facts straight--- the Armalite rifles were civilian firearms well before the military discovered them.

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