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Do you have what it takes to own an AR-15?

Are you ready to make that leap?

You have seen the news.

You know what they are saying about it.

Are you going to listen to them or do your own research?

 

What is so special about the AR-15?

The AR-15 is an easily customizable, easy to maintain, and easy to operate rifle.  There are many different manufacturers of the AR-15 rifle and can be found at any firearm store along with TONS of accessories.  Having an AR-15 comes with the added task of making it your own.  As you can see below, the standard out of the box AR-15 is pretty plain.  To get the most out of it, you would need to customize it.

Here is an example of a basic, out of the box AR-15.

Stock AR-15

Stock AR-15

 

What can I customize on my AR-15?

What CAN’T you customize?  Absolutely everything on an AR-15 can be customized, painted, added to, or taken off.  That is part of what makes owning one SO AMAZING!  You can add different grips, rails, sights, upper and lower receivers, muzzle brakes, charging handles, lights, and much much more. That being said, do not be surprised if your accessories cost as much as 2x-3x what you paid for the AR-15 itself.  It really is up to you and how you want your rifle to shoot, what you will be using it for and what your budget is.

Here are some examples of customized AR-15’s

 

What do I recommend customizing your AR-15 with?

I would start with the basics.  My first add on was a sling to carry my AR over the shoulder.  Next, I bought about 6-8 30 round mags.  It is such a pain in the butt to have to stop and reload the mags when you are out shooting.  Another necessity is upgrading to rails in the front to support a whole lot more.  From there, I would say you would need some type of grip, whether it be a full handle grip or an angled fore grip, it will help you add stability to your shots.

 

Why all the controversy about the AR-15?

Feeble minded individuals will try at length to try and ban guns in general, other groups will try and chip away at Second Amendment rights by saying that “No one should have an AR-15” or that the AR-15 is an “Assault Rifle” and should be banned. If we want to try and have a reasonable discussion about firearms, ok.  Be my guest.  But most people who argue for banning guns or assault rifles do not have the slightest clue about what IS an assault rifle. Ask any gun-grabber what an assault rifle is and they will tell you a wide range of crap that has nothing to do with anything.  They will say things like:

  • Military Style
  • “Fully Auto Semi-Automatic”
  • Black/Tactical Looking
  • High Capacity Magazines

As you can see, those are not in and of itself reasons to “ban” a particular firearm.

The only reason why they try and strip the rights to own the AR is because it one of the most popular firearms in America.  Nothing is more deadly about the AR, than lets say a Glock.  Both will kill anyone on the other end of the barrel.  One shoots the bullet a lot faster, but regardless, you are still dead.  The left has some kind of fetish to try and destroy the AR-15 from our culture.

If we give up our rights to the AR-15, they will then target the AK-47, or the M15, and then all hunting rifles, handguns, and soon you will be a defenseless country like Australia, UK, or other European Countries.  It does not make ANY sense to try and ban a particular gun over another.  We may live in a “civilized” country, however evil in the world still exists and we must take every precaution to stop that evil.  We shall take for example the invasion from Islamic countries into Europe and how violence has escalated as a result.  Rape, Assaults, and even terrorist attacks have been on the rise.  That is a fact, not an opinion.  How are Europeans defending themselves?  Do they trust the police or government to protect them?  The average police response time is 6 minutes.  It takes 30 seconds or less for someone to murder you.

The AR, AK, M15, and any firearm for that matter are only tools in the master’s hand.  We do not blame the car or car manufacturer when someone drives drunk and kills others.  Fat people do not blame the fork for making us fat.  Police do not blame the knife if someone is stabbed.  We blame the operator of the tool.  Accountability for use of these weapons should always stop with the person operating it.

 

A Word about the Second Amendment

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

In the days of the early Republic, a militia was a group of normal everyday citizens who banded together in times of emergency to fight for rights that were being trampled on. In the Revolutionary War, state militias were raised to fight against the tyrannical British empire. They were farmers, lawyers, teachers, cashiers, everyday citizens.

Our constitution specifically outlines that a militia is necessary to the security of a free state.  In order to have those militias and be able to raise those militias, the citizens needed the right to keep and bear arms.  How can we have a militia if the citizens have no ways of protecting ourselves.  This is a fundamental concept of the right to self preservation.

We the People have a right and a responsibility to defend ourselves from enemies foreign and domestic, against a tyrannical government or the street thug trying to break into our home or assault our families.  The Second Amendment says that Americans have the right to keep and bear those arms without those rights being infringed.

Conclusion:  Should I own an AR-15?

Absolutely!  Do not let anyone tell you otherwise.  If you want to own the gun, by all means, it is your right to do so and do not let anyone tell you otherwise.  Not only do you need to protect yourself in a society that is getting more and more violent, we need to be vigilant to those who seek to take our constitutional rights away, one small step at a time.