AR-15s are versatile rifles. Do you have an Assault Rifle? Do you have an AR-15? Why did you decide to get such a firearm? I know some people get them because of availability of parts, you can swap out the uppers, lowers, etc. They are easy to transport. They have so many accessories and can be adapted for nearly any use. This AR-15 (in the photo) was purchased to enter 3-gun competitions. If you have not heard about 3-gun, I will tell you about that one of these days. This rifle is set up as a semi-auto, it does have a 30 round mag, which is legal in Indiana. If I had an AR-15 in California, the way I understand it is that it is only legal if it is a “top load” only, with a permanent 10 round mag attached. I won’t bother, that is too much trouble. In the photo above, we were shooting about 100-300 yards at a farm. It is a hoot to shoot. It is only evil when used by an evil man.
UPDATE: The reason I wrote this article and titled it the way I did was tainted with just a little sarcasm. That sarcasm was perhaps a little too subtle and geared directly at the media. They keep saying the shooter in the Aurora theater had an “Assault Rifle.” He actually had an AR-15, and yes, it was still semi-auto. I hear the news anchors ask each other “Why does anyone need an assault rifle?” “These are weapons used only by terrorists.” No, an AR-15 is not necessarily an assault rifle, and I am not a terrorist, I am a normal girl who loves her country and fellow man. I have used an AR-15 several times, and I loved every minute of it.