USA - Ammoland. What is an AR really? Technically speaking, AR is a brand name, like Kleenex or Xerox. And, just as with Kleenex and Xerox , the brand name has been hijacked by the general public to describe a whole class of things. When a brand name is successful, we regular folks tend to commoditize it. Grab a Kleenex!
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Scott Neuman. Firearms manufacturer Colt says it is suspending production of its popular AR semi-automatic assault-style rifle for the civilian market, saying it will concentrate instead on fulfilling contracts from the military and law enforcement. The AR, a semi-automatic version of the U. They point out that the weapon, along with similar rifles made by Colt's competitors, has been used frequently in mass shootings. Robert Spitzer , a political science professor at SUNY Cortland who writes frequently about guns, tells Connecticut Public Radio that although ARs "represent a small percentage of guns in America," they have come to occupy an outsize place in the gun control debate. In his statement, however, Veilleux insisted that the West Hartford, Conn. Veilleux said the decision to halt manufacture of the AR for the civilian market came because "high-volume contracts" from the military and law enforcement were "absorbing all of Colt's manufacturing capacity for rifles.
The Colt AR is a lightweight, magazine-fed, gas-operated semi-automatic rifle. Although the sale of new ARs was banned by the Federal Assault Weapons Ban from to , Colt and others continued to sell legally compliant versions during that period. It would still produce the AR for police and military units though.
The gun maker Colt said on Thursday that it would effectively suspend production of sporting rifles, including the AR, for the civilian market but continue to manufacture rifles for government weapons contracts. Lytton, an expert on the gun industry at Georgia State University. The AR, a military-style weapon, has been used in several recent mass shootings, including in Newtown, Conn.