If all semiautomatic rifles are equal, as Wednesday's letter to the editor "AR-15 is has same parts as hunting gun" suggests, why not just go purchase a conventionally designed rifle instead of a Vietnam copy-cat looking killing machine?
If I hear the phrase “assault weapon” during a gun debate, I know the debater knows nothing about firearms.
That aside, the real issue is the high magazine capacity most assault rifle advocates feel they need. When was the last time you got your deer with your 11th or 12th round, let alone your 2nd or 3rd?
Jim Graves, Albany