Don't kid yourselves, the M-16/AR-15 was originally designed for military use. It's gonna have features to make it more efficient at putting down an enemy. Even the Garand was designed to give the average soldier a leg up on bolt actions being used by a potential aggressor.
Civillians have taken advantage of this platform and molded it to peacetime use, such as HD, hunting, competition, sport and defense against tyrrany. I'm actually surprised Colt, Armalite et al was allowed to make these for the civillian market all those years ago, but here we are. And yes, I have one.
Don't call them assault weapons, fine. But don't sit there and tell me they weren't specifically designed as efficient military rifles to best answer a threat from a potential enemy as originally designed with larger mags, rails and various other features specified by milspec.
Last edited by chris in va; March 31, 2013 at 04:10 PM.