Letter: An AR-15 is not an ‘assault rifle’

Despite his self-proclaimed expertise, Steven Jenson spread false information when he stated that AR-15 rifles are “assault rifles” in his May 30 letter to the editor. AR-15s and similar rifles are semi-automatic rifles. They are excellent home defense weapons, which is part of the reason for their popularity. A federal judge has struck down California’s ban on these rifles. He should go to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ website at to learn more.

Don Kosnik


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