What is the most dangerous hand weapon

This weapon is the most popular and at the same time the most dangerous in the USA

There has been a heated discussion about the gun law in the United States for years. The focus is particularly on the AR-15 assault rifle - also known as America’s Gun, as it has been used in numerous massacres in the past. As was the case on Sunday night in Orlando, in which 49 people were killed and another 53 injured.

Most of the rampages were committed with the AR-15.

In itself, this assault rifle is no more dangerous than other weapons, but no type has been used as frequently for assassinations in the United States. In addition to the massacre in Orlando, the AR-15 killed nine people in rampages at Umpqua Community College (2015), twelve in Aurora (2012) and 26 in Newtown (2012).

The AR-15 is the "civil" version of a military rifle.

The AR-15 was first built in 1959 for the American Army. After the arms manufacturer ArmaLite was sold to the Colt company, production of the "civilian" type began in 1963. The AR-15 is a semi-automatic assault rifle. It reloads automatically, but only shoots when the finger pulls the trigger. Fully automatic types, on the other hand, give fire as long as the finger is on the trigger. So the shots are fired without a break.

The AR-15 is the most popular weapon in the United States.

3.7 million Americans have an AR-15. This makes the semi-automatic assault rifle the most popular weapon in the USA. The absurd thing about it: Many Americans buy rifles in order to protect and defend themselves. The NRA is defending the owners, saying they would use the AR-15 for hunting and self-protection. Indeed, after such incidents, many Americans talk about not feeling safe without a gun.


The AR-15 is cheaper than an iPhone and is freely available.

Incredible, but any American of legal age can legally buy this weapon in Florida - without a license. When purchasing, all you have to do is leave personal data, which will be checked on a random basis. If no criminal record is found, the weapon will be sold. In the store the rifle costs between $ 1,000 and $ 2,000. After the rampage in Newton, the price doubled due to the high demand, but online offers can be found for just 190 dollars (around 168 euros).

The survivors of the victims are suing the weapons manufacturer.

The bereaved relatives of Newton have been fighting against the gun cult for years and sued the manufacturer Bushmaster Firearms. The indictment is against the company's aggressive marketing strategy. "Militaristic marketing reinforces the portrayal of an offensive weapon used to start wars and kill people," the indictment said. The AR-15 is no longer to be sold to civilians in the future, according to the demand. The hearing begins on April 3, 2018.