AR-15 is an ‘everyday gun for everyday citizens,’ NRA says. The backlash was swift

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the Parkland shooting, replied to the NRA’s recent tweet: “The AR-15 is the modern weapon of choice for mass murders. It was used to kill my daughter and 16 others in school in 6 minutes. An everyday gun for those who want to kill as many as possible.”

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Zach Elmore, who said his sister was wounded in the Mandalay Bay shooting in Las Vegas, tweeted, “I’d have liked my sister’s chances a lot more if a guy shooting from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay was using muskets instead of AR-15s. Instead, 58 were killed and my sister still has bullet fragments in her back.”

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Assault weapons were not allowed to be sold in the United States until the ban expired under President George W. Bush in 2004.

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Assault-style weapons have become a symbol for some in the pro-gun movement.

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