I've been trying to stay away from any online debates or discussions about firearms, gun control, etc. simply because I'm tired.
Intuitively, I know that nobody is going to change anyone's mind, and the two camps couldn't be further apart on the issue.
But today I saw a comment that was just begging to be replied to, so I did.
As usual, it was a rehash of the same tripe we always hear about the AR-15 platform, and included the "these are guns used in warfare, and shouldn't be available to non-soldiers".
So, I replied:
"What common characteristic do my Remington 700 bolt action rifle, my Mossberg 590 12G pump shotgun, and my 1911 .45ACP pistol share that my AR-15 does not?"
When (if?) she replies, I'll inform her:
"The first three are all, or have been, used by our US Military in time of warfare. The latter never has been, and never will be."