John R. Lott Jr.
is president of the Crime Prevention Research Center (www.crimeresearch.org) and the author of the forthcoming book "The War on Guns"
Are we really going to respond to the threat of Islamic terrorism by disarming Americans? On Monday, Hillary Clinton announced that "weapons of war have no place on our streets," and she specifically focused on the AR-15.
While the Orlando killer used a Sig Sauer MCX carbine, since last weekend's shooting, it has been another roughly similar rifle, the AR-15, that has been the focus of so much anger. Possibly this is because it is the most popular rifle in America. Possibly it is because the media jumped to the conclusion that this was the weapon used before they had confirmation.
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