What is it about the AR15 that riles people up?

What is it about the AR15 that seems to rile up anti gun people? Why do they specifically target the ar15 is being some sort of firearm outlier? Like why don't revolvers or semi-auto pistols piss anti gun people off as much? I am new to firearms but I love going to the range. I don't have my own AR15 yet but I planned on getting one. I also love revolvers. I just never understood why anti-gun people seem to fixate on the AR15 particularly. Even when they say "assault weapons", people in that field of complaining always seem to picture an ar15. Why is that?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's so common that they recognize it. if some kid shoots up a school with a Mini-14 the normies go "wuuut?" if he uses an AR-15 they go "WE MUST BAN THESE ASSAULT RIFLE FIFTEENS!"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Also if a kid uses a Mini14 or an SKS the media will assuredly report it as being an “AR15 style assault rifle” because they literally don’t know the difference.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They're not retarded it's why they keep knowingly use "assault rifle" or "assault weapons". The media is extremely deliberate and particular on the words they use.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >"Mini-14? Is that some M4 they made for teens?"

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    AR looks scary, and it happens to be commonly used in mass shootings. Now clearly that doesn't actually mean the AR is more dangerous than any other gun, but you gotta understand that most people are retards and rarely fail to grasp the nuances of a situation, it's always easier to find a scapegoat for something than it is to really try and understand it. Blaming muh evil AR for violence is a lot easier than trying to really understand it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wonder what anti-gun people would say if someone went on a shooting spree with a revolver. Probably would just glaze over it. I have met some people IRL though like claiming all you ever could need for self defense is a revolver and a knife. Not saying carrying a revolver is bad, I love revolvers. But to say its all anyone would ever need is a massive stretch.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        there was a stabbing spree in Canada within the last week and no arguments change at all
        their main argument remains that you don't need guns and it won't ever change

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I wonder what anti-gun people would say if someone went on a shooting spree with a revolver.
        The vast majority of spree killings and mass shootings (by the "3 or more people shot" definition) are committed with pistols. Those are generally ignored or brushed under the rug, because a whole lot of it is gang violence, robberies going tits-up, or murder-suicides. There were two in the part of Seattle where I used to live in one year. One was a guy getting shitty over trying to scam his way onto a bus without paying fare. The other was a straight-up gang hit. A few years before that there was a dude going around sniping random people. The former two got one day of news coverage and no page space about the perps, because they don't fit the "mass shooting" narrative. The other one was off the radar literally the instant he got arrested.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >But to say its all anyone would ever need is a massive stretch.
        Obviously some people have different needs than others, and I hate the "need" based arguments in general, but that statement is generally true. Most defensive shootings are over in under 3 rounds fired, statistically speaking.

        perhaps a better question is: why do incels gravitate to the ar-15 in order to shoot children and elderly grocery shoppers?

        they're cheap and widely available. It's like asking why so many people speed in Toyota Corollas or Honda Civics. They're common guns and cars so it stands to reason that lots of them will show up in statistics.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        An ex marine shot up UT back in the 60’s with a bolt action

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        antigun people are leftist and reason does not work with leftists.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > commonly used in mass shootings
      No, that’s cheap 9mm pistols like Hi-Points. AR pattern rifles are one of the least common guns used in mass shootings, down with pump shotguns, we’ll below mass killings with knives or probably blunt objects even.
      It’s the television telling you these are so commonly used in crimes. The stats are far different.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's certainly true that pistols are used in more shootings period, but you have to look at this from the perspective of a normie. The average person has no idea what the real statistics are. But they sure remember what they heard on the news about someone shooting up a school with an AR.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    assault weapon 15 is what the army uses
    you don't need that school shooter

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        N O N S T O P W A R F A R E

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Will basically create non-stop warfare
        Yes... ha ha ha... Yes!!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/man-fired-19-shots-at-cops-while-hunting-rivals-on-south-side-prosecutors
        same Kamari Pleasant? Wouldn't surprise me.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          bros grow up so fast these days

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Next AR General thread should be nonstop warfare edition

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This makes me laugh because I wrote something nearly this retarded when I was in like 7th grade and still got a 100%. It was on civil war era guns though.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    perhaps a better question is: why do incels gravitate to the ar-15 in order to shoot children and elderly grocery shoppers?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because any loser with a minium wage job and no debt who lives with his parents (For the record I do too but houses are out of my reach even for a $40k income) can save up and buy a PSA AR for less than 500 bucks
      A goddamn WASR these days are $1100+ and every other rifle is either expensive, rare, or both.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not condoning what those shooters did but you have to understand that being a incel is a massive mental tax. I should know because I am one. I have to check myself and put myself into perspective to prevent me from acting weird because I know its my own personal issue and not anyone elses problem. Also have to keep in mind that no one actively chooses to be a incel, its definitely something that sort of weasels its way into your head over years of weird happenings. Literally like a seed of inceldom in your head that you can't get out and you don't even know its taken root until you are full blown incel. So not condoning what they did but also I kind of realize that they were probably driven mad. Not saying it isn't their fault because it is but inceldom will break a lot of people.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Whatever man, I would never use the term incel since it's a reddit word to begin with but as someone who is 24 and never had a GF, I'm more concerned with having financial stability and stability in life in general.
        When you're a wagie working full time and throwing in most of the dough to clean up your finances, you have fuck all time and money for women.
        Never mind that we live in the worst time to approach and date women anyway

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I agree. Its a complete shit show right now which is why I can how people are driven mad by this shit. I still wonder why it is that you never see female incels shooting shit up. Probably because female incels are not only rare but females in general are just less likely to shoot in a spree circumstance.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        oh i get it, i spent a good chunk of my teens basically an incel (the terminology didnt exist then)
        pretty common teenage boy experience really, continuing to be a boyish immature bitter mess into your adulthood is the longform description of how "incel" is usually used
        even the most disgusting male specimen that will never have sex without money will tend to mature, being ugly (alone) isn't really what causes these people to spin out in society and go insane

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I disagree. You mention people grow out of it but I think that only happens if certain good things actually happen. Repeated losses is what causes these dudes to basically death spiral. I think the only reason I am doing better now is because a woman actually showed me kindness / mercy. I will never forget that day because for once I felt like not a monster. So anytime I am feeling horrible, I remember that day and feel better. For a lot of truly incelluar dudes, I don't think they have gotten moments like that. Or basically moments to directly confront their locked in world view. In their heads, no good has come their way so why would they even try to sort it out? People don't seem to grasp just how big a deal RNG can play in their life. Some of these incel dudes are one dice roll from going elliot rod on some asses. Some incel dudes are one dice roll away from healing themselves. Its crazy how close some of that shit is.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Repeated losses is what causes these dudes to basically death spiral.
            maybe, but thats true in general, and doesn't really distinguish an incel who murders random women from the blue collar alcoholic who snaps and kills his landlord after missing rent
            funny that you bring up elliot considering he absolutely does not embody the "repeated losses" archetype, just a bitter spoiled rich kid
            i dont think id say the majority of incels fit that archetype, probably a significant minority does though, where their extreme narcissism cannot cope with an indifferent (or not adequately reverent) reality

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        literally just have sex

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Advice about as helpful as "just bee yourself"

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            But it's true. Go to a whore and stick it in.
            The first time is nothing special.
            It's awkward at best and traumatic at worst, so there is no reason to wait forever.
            BUT - once you have done it, well, you have done *it*, and it will show.
            And beyond a certain age, a man without any sexual experience can be a problem. Women are kinda dumb and don't want to break in a 25 year old virgin.
            The longer you wait the more of a problem it becomes, especially since when you finally manage to score, chances are good you'll become whipped instantly, been there, done that.

            But the most important thing is that you actually want to help yourself. If you prefer fermenting in your own misery, well, too bad, fuck you.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              whores are illegal here

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              women absolutely do care if you have a body count. i can't get a gf that isn't a slut herself.
              t. whore customer

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              no you will still have mental issues because fucking a whore is not the same as losing your virginity. you have to fuck a normal girl and not pay, or you will still have incel neuroticism.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >because fucking a whore is not the same as losing your virginity
                Well, duhhhh, of course it isn't. Losing your virginity is the same as losing your virginity though. But then again, you obviously didn't read or understand the post.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        LITERALLY JUST HAVE SEX YOU CAN EVEN PAY FOR IT NOWADAYS

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >YOU CAN EVEN PAY FOR IT NOWADAYS
          where

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The AR looks exactly like an M16/M4 to noguns so in their minds these mouthbreathing spergs shooting places up are using literal M4’s to do it.

      AR’s went from something exclusive for richfags to the cheapest option for a semi auto intermediate rifle from the gorillion different companies that make them, and stuff for them. The cheapest non PSA AK’s are an easy $1000 minumum and shotguns require physical effort.

      oh i get it, i spent a good chunk of my teens basically an incel (the terminology didnt exist then)
      pretty common teenage boy experience really, continuing to be a boyish immature bitter mess into your adulthood is the longform description of how "incel" is usually used
      even the most disgusting male specimen that will never have sex without money will tend to mature, being ugly (alone) isn't really what causes these people to spin out in society and go insane

      The problem is they’re still mental infants, their entire world view is exactly the same as it was when they were a spergy, edgy 14 year old that thinks they’re the smartest person ever from embracing nihilism.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This, there are some retards who think you can buy brand new select fire M4s of the shelf.
        You should be able to do that anyway cause fuck the NFA

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Actually AK can be cheaper than AR.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Well do let us know if you find an example of this claim.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dumb question. It's like asking why did the communist October Revolutionaries gravitate to the Mosin-Nagant? Of course a gun that's extremely common to the point of being the standard will be used in all sorts of scenarios. And that includes not just crime, but also home defense, hunting etcetera.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The biggest tryhards, douches, fagboys, wannabe toughguys, larperators and autists are all constantly wielding their gayRs and getting on everyone's nerves with their retarded obsession.
    They are like the vegans of gun people.
    >How do you recognize an AR fag?
    >Don't worry, he'll tell you

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That honestly looks like airshit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No sir. THAT IS THE REAL DEAL SCAR FROM CALL OF DUTY

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fed groomers don't have many options when it comes to arming their disposable assets. their higher up are using most of the money on absolutely degenerate activities.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Back in the 80s anti-gun efforts heavily shifted towards ARs because they were seen as an expensive, niche interest segement of firearms that would be easy to target without riling up voters too much. Basically, a 40 year running marketing campaign.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They're retarded Luddites that hate anything they don't understand.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Media hype.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they'll call it an AR-15 even if it isn't an AR-15, if it even looks like it they will call it that.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've seen plenty a stupid fuck confuse an AK with an AR and vice versa. It seems pretty ridiculous considering the whole COLD WAR thing.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why do they specifically target the ar15 is being some sort of firearm outlier?
    Those that know something about guns an statistics don't call for a ban, those that do couldn't tell the difference between it and a "tactical" 10/22.
    A ban on handguns (or anything small enough to be concealable) is what would actually make sense statistically, but is known to face more resistance in the population so even if intended it's not called for officially.
    The "AR-ban" makes most sense from a marketing point of view. For those that want to ban it's a boogieman easily to pretend to be reasonable while intending to ban anything "Automatic".
    If you wanted to a general soft-drinks you'd call for banning monster-energy, red-bull or sth. and end up putting a limit of sugar and caffeine into legislation banning cola.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Handguns do piss them off, they just don't waste effort bitching about them because they've been affirmed as constitutionally, iron-clad protected. They're focusing their effort on guns they think they can actually ban.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me it's the fact that the 15 was originally a throwaway design meant for experimenting with 5.56, and the military just adopted it despite Eugene Stoner making far better options.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >falling for the battle rifle meme
      Lmao

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The AR-18 exists, and is objectively superior to the 15. Meanwhile the AR-10 was designed to be the very meme you mock, and here we are using a memegun.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >objectively superior
          >only used by poor nations
          Sorry Anon, europoor rifles that use the AR18 action doesn’t count

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Ireland used it and kicked British ass while doing so. Try again, dumbass.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >muh IRA
              >glosses over the fact the UK is still in Northern Ireland
              Lmao

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Ireland <> PIRA. The PIRA was a proscribed terrorist organisation in the Republic of Ireland and membership of it was a crime.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Let's be real, being british is a bigger crime.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ?????
            That was... kinda the point.

            Milling was expensive around when the 18 was in development, and stamping was cheap.
            So, the 18 was engineered explicitly around making a really really cheap gun perform as good as guns 10x the cost.

            And it succeeded.

            I have yet to find a gun that outperforms my son's AR-18 he snagged at an auction. No FN, HK, Sig, Colt, Benelli, you name it.
            Even a 5.56 AK was outperformed in reliability.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >reddit spacing
              >the simping for the AR18
              You don’t have a son or own guns

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Hang on I don't use Reddit what is Reddit spacing

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What is it about the AR15 that riles people up?
    I'm not anti gun, I love guns and shooting and think everyone should own one but most people like OP who own ARs are gays and poltards and utterly worthless spastic cunts. Now not everyone who owns an AR is a spastic but all retard spastics own glocks and ARs. It is marketing that targets the stupid to see them the stuff that makes the biggest profit. Not just that but the ARtards who don't really like guns or shooting but just are poltards then descended on the internet in their giant braindead cluster and fucked up every place that discussed guns with their micro brained poltard crap. Like OP for example or all the other fringe extremist freak loon retard spastics we have seen flow through this board over the years. The kind of people who can barely magdump at 50M and have never hit a target once at 300M. The kind of people who think their cosplaying should be compulsory or that everyone has to listen to the same stale 2A rats from their favourite boring eceleb retards. The kind of people who do actually ND into their neighbours kitchen and blame the gun. The kind of limited brain cell retarded monkey people who pick up a gun and think it gives them super powers and suddenly the irreverent little noises in their heads now must be something other people have to hear. people like OP who should leave now and never come back

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Have a (You) and know someone read your post and agrees. Couldn't have said it better.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Spree shooters keep using them. Two of the biggest mass shootings in recent years committed against children were done with ARs. It's not a good look, especially when the gun lobby has spent years saying good guy with gun is the only solution to a bad guy with a gun. Whole damn country feels like it's in an arms race lately.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ARs and Glocks specifically get a lot of shit because they're the standard, but their owners see them as the best piece of equipment they can get. They're a standard piece of equipment with their particular shortcomings, and the competition knows this. There are several competitors who have outdone the Glock handgun, since handguns are so big with the civilian market. Rifles are developed more for the military market so there's less of them, but certainly many that are better than an AR15. Better meaning they have less failures and more features than the standards.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Politicians are especially dumb about it, on purpose.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because the AR-15 is a civilian version of the service weapon of the US military. Which means everyone knows what it looks like and what it's for.
    People generally don't have a problem with guns, unless they appear to be military in some way.

    Basically, put a wood stock and handguard on the thing and nobody will complain.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It doesn't matter what rifle a person picks up. Regardless of the platform, ar-15, Lee-Enfield bolt action, or a goddamn lever-action. It still gonna do the job done. Gov bans one gun, criminals are just gonna buy it anyway or use another weapon system.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Perhaps the CIA and FBI are making PSYOPS. It's up to us as PrepHoleommanders to start a thousand battles of Athens to stop this madness.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It's up to us as PrepHoleommanders to start a thousand battles of Athens to stop this madness.
      Well then, what are you waiting for? Put your money where your mouth is, anon.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Make sure to put two dimes on my eyes as well. 🙂

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