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The New York Times wants you to think the AR-15 is a scary, scary gun, even if they have to lie to do it.
In an article titled, “AR-15 Rifles Are Beloved, Reviled and a Common Element in Mass Shootings,” the Times cites Sam Andrews, owner of Tier One Weapons Systems, as the source for a pretty bizarre claim – that the civilian, non-automatic version of the AR-15 can fire EIGHT rounds per second.
Andrews told the Times, “The reason it’s so popular…is that if you bring a handgun to a fight where there’s an AR-15 you’re going to lose. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a 240-pound man like me or a 90-pound girl.”
On first consideration the claim seems incredulous, and it turns out it is. TheBlaze asked Olympian shooter Amanda Furrer how many round she could fire per second, and her answer was about three with “any accuracy.” In fact, she has “never seen” anyone shoot eight rounds per second, and she does this for a living.
Business Insider’s Oliver Darcy asked the person many consider to be the world’s fastest shooter, Jerry Miculek Jr., how many rounds he could fire off in a second. Watch:
Here's video of Jerry Charles Miculek, Jr., possibly the fastest shooter in world. He can only fire off 5 per sec. https://t.co/mwwB5XyMV7
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) June 17, 2016
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