The AR As A “Sporting Rifle,” The Marketing Says Bullshit

“They are a sporting rifle. And it’s something that a lot of people for purposes of going out target shooting — in my state they use them to shoot prairie dogs and, you know, other types of varmints.” — Senator John Thune, (R-SD)

“If you talk to the people that own it, killing feral pigs in the, whatever, the middle of Louisiana. They’ll wonder: ‘Why would you take it away from me?’” — Senator Bill Cassidy, (R-LA)

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