Why Americans Love Ar-15 Rifles

Wes X
4 min readFeb 19, 2024

What it feels like to shoot an AR-15

Photo by Mark König on Unsplash

A question occurred to me — if you’ve never shot an AR-15, how can you argue against them to pro-gun legislators? How can you speak their language and try to find common ground? And why do people like these guns so much?

To shoot an assault rifle, I had to drive an hour north into Wisconsin. Illinois passed a ban on assault weapons and Wisconsin…

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