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The AR-15 Belongs in Military Hands and Nowhere Else

The AR-15 Belongs in Military Hands and Nowhere Else

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Feb. 16 2018 8:33 PM

Ban the AR-15

It’s a no-brainer: Taking the mass killer’s weapon of choice off store shelves would save lives.

Holly Blevins holds an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle Dec. 5, 2012 in Berryville, Virginia.

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In the Spiel, it’s a no-brainer: Ban civilian ownership of the AR-15, and fewer will die.

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