It is a cry that we hear over and over: “Why does anyone have to use a mysterious, blackened, strangely-shaped weapon of war?” It has never been used in the U.S. military?
Contrary to frequently wild framing, the AR-15 is simply the modern iteration of a basic rifle. Take Daniel Boone’s “Old Tick Licker,” fast-forward 270 years, and you get something lighter, more capacious, more accurate, and more easily accessorized.
In case you’re unfamiliar, the Houston-based activist and attorney has hosted NRATV and spoken at the National Rifle Association’s convention; his pro-2A YouTube channel boasts over two million subscribers, and he’s appeared as featured guest on The Joe Rogan Experience as well as Real Time with Bill Maher.
As for why anyone needs an AR, Colion offers a handful of reasons — one for each finger.
He first clarifies that the Second Amendment is a part of the Bill of Rights, not the Bill of Needs. The Second Amendment .”
does not require you to have a gun in order to use it.
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You need an AR-15 to defend against break-ins with multiple suspects.
Colion requests that the lying liars stand:
“If you knew that four guys with guns were going to break into your home or business and try to brutally murder you and your family, which gun would you pick to defend yourself — a handgun or an AR-15? You are lying if you say the handgun. If you said the AR-15, you just made my point. The AR-15 is the best gun to use against multiple armed intruders who are trying to kill you.”
” During a home invasion, you’re already at an extreme disadvantage. People trying to kill your are only able to respond in seconds. These scumbags have days, if not weeks, to prepare .”
Life is filled with compromises. But some of them aren’t necessary:
“Handguns are a compromise. Yes, they’re easy to carry, but they’re largely underpowered and much harder to shoot accurately compared to AR-15s. Shotguns have the stopping power but lack the capacity. If the shooters are trying to kill you, this is okay. If they fight back, it’s a disaster. That’s where the AR-15 comes in. AR-15s are easier to shoot accurately, they have a higher capacity and much less recoil. An AR-15 is exceedingly easier to suppress than a shotgun, so you have the added advantage of protecting your hearing. These factors instantly put you in a position of equal standing with those who want to murder you. Long story short: All of the benefits that people like to say an AR-15 gives to criminals [it also gives] to law-abiding citizens.”
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You need an AR-15 to defend yourself against civil unrest.
“[W]hen this happens, you can’t rely on the police because they’re too busy trying to deal with the chaos. People do strange things in mobs. You can find yourself on the wrong side or the other of the mob at any time. And if that (violent) mob decides to come your direction, you’re going to need an AR-15… … Handguns don’t intimidate a mob, and shotguns [are] a lot harder to shoot consistently because of the recoil…”
You need an AR-15 to protect yourself during a national disaster or a SHTF scenario.
“Natural disasters can happen at any moment and happen way more frequently than civil unrest and have a tendency to last longer. You’re left on your own after a natural catastrophe. You’ll most likely live in an unregulated environment if it is severe enough. This is a great opportunity for criminals to make easy victims. It’s dangerous at night with no electricity and no police around to assist you. There are also criminals roaming the streets looking for your personal items and power. You want the best thing possible to protect yourself in that environment…because the police can’t help you.”
You need an AR-15 because everyone else has them — including criminals.
“There are, at bare minimum, two million ARs in this country. While you may not be able to have one, others do. So ask yourself — do you really want to be the only person without an AR-15, when you’re surrounded by police and criminals [armed with them]?”
Colion explains the obvious. But gun control advocates seem to be oblivious:
“Criminals, by definition, don’t follow laws. And as a result, criminals have all the guns they’re not supposed to have — like the AR-15.”
He has a knack for breaking down things:
“Why would you want the fight for your life to be an uneven match? I don’t care what the criminal uses against me. I just want to win. So if criminals have AR-15s that they could possibly use against you, then you need an AR-15 [to] fight back against them. This is not rocket science.”
You need an AR-15 because you don’t trust the government.
And you are not the only one:
“A study from the Pew Research Center found that only two in ten Americans said they trust the government in Washington to do what is right, ‘just about always’ two percent of the time, or ‘most of the time’ nineteen percent of the time. … The study also found that only 29 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say they trust the government just about always or most of the time — which is odd considering that people who ask, ‘Why do you need an AR-15?’ are typically if not always Democrat or Democratic-leaning independents. If the vast majority of Americans don’t trust the government, why would you leave yourself defenseless to the same government you don’t trust?”
The man links America’s origins to a modern right to bear arms.
“The founding fathers used their own rifles to win the Revolutionary War against a tyrannical government. The Second Amendment was then created to ensure that the…right of people to keep and bear arm…would be protected so that…people in the future could also use rifles to deter…or fight against any tyrannical governments — domestic or foreign. The most effective tool to do this right now…is the AR-15.”
He concludes with a quote from former Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kosinski, about Americans’ access to ARs in the event of federal tyranny:
“However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.”
Colion is a powerful pointer. Will those in the other aisle hear it? Either way, a large portion of the country will need to first learn what an AR-15 actually is. Are politicians and media finally recognizing that it isn’t a machine weapon?
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