What bothers me the most is the disinformation from so called news outlets like CNN and the politicians pushing for Feinstein's new bill. If they want to ban all semi-automatic rifles and pistols, why not come out and honestly say that is your intended goal? Why falsely portray a semi-automatic rifle, as little different than a 50 caliber machine gun? We know the answer to those questions. They know that banning all civilian firearm ownership can never happen in America, all at one time. But once semi-auto rifles are banned, it will be that much easier to go after semi-auto pistols next.
It is up to each and every one of us to explain and educate our family, friends, neighbors and acquaintances, what an AR 15 is and what it is not. It is also important to point out to them how very rarely these semi-automatic rifles are used in crimes. I'm trying to channel my anger and frustration constructively. It's going to be a long fight.