Closing Thought–20Sep19

The big news of the day is that of Colt and the AR-15.

In a huge announcement the firearms manufacturer has stated that they will cease making the AR-15 for civilian markets…..

Gun-maker Colt is suspending its production of rifles for the civilian market including the popular AR-15, the company said Thursday in a shift it attributed to changes in consumer demand and a market already saturated with similar weapons. The company said it will focus instead on fulfilling contracts with military and police customers for rifles, the AP reports. “The fact of the matter is that over the last few years, the market for modern sporting rifles has experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity,” Colt’s chief executive officer, Dennis Veilleux, said in a statement. “Given this level of manufacturing capacity, we believe there is adequate supply for modern sporting rifles for the foreseeable future.”

Veilleux said the company, which emerged from bankruptcy in 2016, remains committed to the Second Amendment. He said the company is expanding its lines of pistols and revolvers. Despite a national debate on gun control, Colt’s decision seems driven by business considerations rather than politics, said Adam Winkler, a gun policy expert at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Given “the history of Colt being a completely disorganized, dysfunctional company that goes into bankruptcy and can’t keep anything going properly, my assumption is that this is a business decision that is being driven by their own business problems,” he said. Still, Winkler said the company’s decision risks alienating and angering its remaining customer base.

A bit of good news for those people that want the weapon taken from the consumer marker (I am one of those)……

Will this cease the deaths?

Not at all.

It will just limit the amount of weapons available.

“Lego Ergo Scribo”

17 thoughts on “Closing Thought–20Sep19

  1. Will this cease the deaths?

    Not at all.

    It will just limit the amount of weapons available.

    Agree and precisely what the anti 2nd amendment still won’t concede or even believe. Fewer guns available ? Right, but the criminals will always have all they want.

      1. Well that seems accurate. Yes, the crazies do the mass killings and the criminals murder enemy gang members and law abiding people. For the record I do not own a gun. Never have.

      2. For the record I DO own guns but never thought I need an assault weapon for protection…..I say if you feel you must shoot one then join the military and shoot them all you want…..chuq

  2. It’s not the firearm you dislike, it’s the ability to accept magazines of X number of rounds. The firearm is no more lethal than most other rifles.

    No matter that Colt is backing out of AR production, there are so many manufacturers that somebody eventually had to drop the product line.

  3. Frankly I could never understand why these were ever on the market for civilians in the first place. If you need a rifle that shoots 800 rpm, you are NOT going to use MY bathroom – you can’t aim!!!!

  4. Magazine capacity is a consideration, but a selection of handguns with 15-round magazines will still give you considerable firepower. Of the tens of thousands of people who own an assault rifle, by far the majority have never participated in a mass killing of civilians. But they could, if they changed their mind about that.
    Gun ownership will always be the issue, not the type of guns they can buy.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  5. Many people buy semi auto weapons to shoot at shooting ranges. A target shoot. A smaller number but them for protection. They sorry about criminals.
    , gangs, invasions, neighbors, and our government. They are impossible to argue or reason with. But then, so am I.

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