What is an AR-15? A look at the rifle

Katie Meyers of Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, Virginia demonstrates an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and explains its use.
1:25 | 06/15/16

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My name is Katie Meyer and and the director training here we return some. They AR fifteen can be used for hunting it can be used for. Home protection although usually not too much for home protection. Because this is a long distance rifle a lot of people use of for competition and just practice. That shooting is a sport it's an Olympic sport actually sat the collapse Sobel. Stock for taller people are sort of people. The pistol grip here of course the trigger guard and the trigger at south. That magazine release. The magazine well aware of the magazine's that's the magazine is usually a thirty round capacity magazine the ejection port here Wear them to piece of brass will come flying out. And mechanism here is the bolts and missile carriers. That's what we'll go back and forth eat with each shot the trigger has to be pulled one time for each shot. We have the rail which I can attached lasers flashed science and then I have the front site which I line up with their rear sight here at the back. And that's how I came the fire. I have the barrel and the muscle. We don't want people to take their firearms and hurt people on purpose or go into groups of people into damage that's not at all what we want. We want to continue to be able to carry. It's to protect our families to protect ourselves.

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