Still, if you want to kill folks most efficiently the AR-15 beats the M1 by a mile. It is not power that is important. It is speed of discharge.

I currently own 3 guns. And sure owning and shooting an AR-15 type gun might be cool and fun, but I will gladly give up owning such a lethal weapon and get them out of circulation to save lives.

And that’s the trade off. To satisfy the whims of a few selfish folks many will have to die. Screw the NRA!

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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