A common misconception with the AR-15 is that “AR” means Assault Rifle but what does it really mean?
A misconception with this rifle is that its an automatic but its semi automatic and that AR stands for Assault Rifle but means Armalite Rifle which is the name of a company that founded these weapons chambered in .223 or 5.56. By definition an Assault Rifle is a rapid-fire, magazine-fed automatic rifle designed for infantry use, and a Bump stock which keeps the gun semi-automatic but increases the fire rate are not banned but are strongly disliked by non-NRA members for this reason. Because the AR-15 has been used in many shootings in the United States it has been frowned upon and considered an “Assault weapon” and additional as a ‘Tactical look”. AR-15 is light Precision Rifle and that’s exactly what the .223 and 5.56 round it can be chambered in allow it to do. These rounds are light which makes them easy to carry. While .223s shooting 55-grain bullets have 2,784 fps from an AR with a 16-inch barrel. The same load increased bullet speed nearly 200 fps, to 2,979 fps, when shot through a 20-inch barrel.By 1986 President Ronald Reagan signed the Firearms Owners Protection Act, which made the sale of fully automatic weapons manufactured before that date on May 1st 1986 illegal.