Tom Knighton wrote a great post on the Bearing Arms site about the AR-15 and its usefulness for self-defense. Briefly said, here are the reasons:
- It’s Lightweight
- It’s Compact
- It Has Low Recoil
- Ammo Capacity
Tom backs up this list with some wonderful information.
I would personally add another reason:
Most criminals believe the misguided hype about the AR-15 in the media and movies. They look at the AR-15 as being “scary.” It’s not.
Take a look at the top picture on our A Good Guy with a Gun blog. Those Korean businessmen were certainly glad to have their protection. While most of the businesses around them were looted or burned, their shops remained untouched. By the way, they didn’t even have to shoot anyone!
Read Tom’s post for all the details.