© 2021 MICHIGAN RADIO
91.7 Ann Arbor/Detroit 104.1 Grand Rapids 91.3 Port Huron 89.7 Lansing 91.1 Flint
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
News

What exactly is an AR-15, and why are they so popular?

6506854325_5f8e93bb6e_b.jpg
Andrew
/
FLICKR - http://bit.ly/1xMszCg
A gun store owner sets the record straight on AR-15s. (Picture is not from Firing Line)

Another mass shooting has happened, and with it, another spate of outrage on social media by all sides in the American gun debate.

Gun rights supporters often dismiss people who want more restrictions because they don’t seem to know what they’re talking about.

The news media also don’t always understand the difference between semi-automatic and automatic, or use terms such as “assault rifle,” which often is used in a misleading way.

Don Haigh, a retired police officer and owner of Firing Line, a gun range and shop in Westland, joined Stateside to talk about firearms. In his conversation with Lester Graham, he discussed the history of the AR-15, which was used in the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, as well as why customers prefer to purchase the AR-15, and other firearm terminology.

Listen above.

(Subscribe to the Stateside podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or with this RSS link)

Related Content