This piece from a doctor treating patients of the Parkland shooting is a must read.
As a doctor, I feel I have a duty to inform the public of what I have learned as I have observed these wounds and cared for these patients. It’s clear to me that AR-15 or other high-velocity weapons, especially when outfitted with a high-capacity magazine, have no place in a civilian’s gun cabinet. I have friends who own AR-15 rifles; they enjoy shooting them at target practice for sport, and fervently defend their right to own them. But I cannot accept that their right to enjoy their hobby supersedes my right to send my own children to school, to a movie theater, or to a concert and to know that they are safe. Can the answer really be to subject our school children to active shooter drills—to learn to hide under desks, turn off the lights, lock the door and be silent—instead of addressing the root cause of the problem and passing legislation to take AR-15-style weapons out of the hands of civilians?
Smith and Wesson makes an AR-15. The company changed their name to American Outdoor Brands in December 2016. How Make America Great Again of them.
It has not helped their stock price.
Ruger makes an AR-15 as well. Their stock price has been a dog the last 5 years.
I doubt they would miss selling semi-automatic assault rifles to Americans.
Enough is enough.
Also published on Medium.