WKRG-TV of Mobile, Alabama ran a story today about the AR-15 and, to a lesser extent, the AK-47. It featured an interview with a local gun dealer as well as local law enforcement and a couple of “men in the street.” They called it the best-selling rifle in America.
What I found refreshing about this report is that it didn’t treat the AR as an “evil black rifle”. The reporter cited FBI statistics that no murder was committed in Alabama during 2010 with a rifle. It even pointed out that a number of people were killed with fists. Another thing that I really liked is that the law enforcement officers were pro-gun. One officer made the point that people were killing one another long before firearms were invented – or, as he said, with sticks and stones.
The one anti-gun person was such a caricature that it adds a bit of levity to the story. You have to watch the short video to get what I mean.