Engineering ‘The Black Rifle’: Why the AR-15 Is the Most Popular Gun in the U.S.

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Science with Smartinator Plus : You know what in Iceland , literally everybody has a gun still it's one of the most peaceful countries in the world.the problem is in people's mentality not in the guns

Tiger H. Lore : #blackgunsmatter

mp3 : wow they made a gun based on the fortnite AR

Jason Acker : He forgot to mention the civilian version is not fully automatic

GrieferDenisStudios : You can't 3d print an ar 15, thats a myth created by vice. The guy literally only 3d printed a 80% lower and a mag. He still used a regular metal barrel, upper and grip.

Charlie Moll : More important facts that you left out 1 AR does not stand for assault rifle, it stands for Armalite 2 The AR-15 that civilians can buy is not fully automatic 3 Bump stocks can be simulated by using a simple belt 4 The grenade launcher attachment is highly illegal and is non-existent in the US for civilians

ray hanes : I love my AR. It's a symbol of freedom. Come and take them.

Masaikai : Nobody ever calls this ''The Black Rifle'' or any of the other similar guns.

edgutierrez : Why didn't he mention the chainsaw bayonet?

Master Therion : My cousin used to work for a gun manufacturer, but he got _fired._

floogon 7 : Ther ar-17 is a highly deadly assault weapon designed by Yisrael Galil in the year 2018. It's chambered in .308 and has a 5000 round magazine with an average rate of fire of 99999999999999999999 rounds per millisecond. It can fire up to 1000000000000000000000 miles and if you press the shiny red button on the back if the ar-47 then you get infinite ammo and become invincible for 30 seconds making it the ideal weapon for school shooters.

Compiler Revolt : This video is confusing because it doesn't do any differentiation  between civilian semi-auto AR15s and the full auto ones

Carlos David Navarrete : There is no reason to ban these firearms, since they are no more dangerous than other semi-automatic guns.

UnaSolida : Fun fact: "Assault Weapons" do not exist. One is a verb and the other is noun. Not mutually exclusive.

AZREDFERN : Don't hate on a rifle because it's black. It's 2018, why do colors still matter? #blackgunsmatter

TheSandWarrior : if you ban guns all criminals have guns and law-abiding citizens won't. so what do you do?

Pickman : A couple of minor issues I would fix, but otherwise the most non-partisan informational video discussing the AR-15.

James James : And even though it's one of the most popular types of rifles on the market in the US, it's used in less than 1% of all firearm related homicides. Yet people don't know that little fact. They think it's used in significantly more shootings. The more you know.........

MrKimberCrazy : I mainly agreed until you said "it's about all of us". Wrong! My weapons are none of your business. You say only women should control their bodies, well only gun owners should control their guns.

Hannibal Smith : I appreciate the lack of political opinion. The facts were simply shared on the history of a weapon platform.

Ryan Logan : The Government shouldn’t know what I own. It’s literally none of their business.

Jake Evans : The AR 15 was a civilian gun before it was a military weapon. The Army was weary of using it because the bullet is much smaller and has arguably less stopping power than the 7.62x51mm or .30-06 previously used in all U.S military small arms.

Call of Duty Man : The picture of the "ar 15" was a m16

Weird YouTube Name : Honestly, if I'm US citizen I will buy these bad boys for a hobby. Looks really fun.

Matty Ward : I came home and my two ar-15s were packing away the dishes , goes to show , it's how you raise them

Raddz5000 : People say it's too complicated to debate and then they want to just ban them and make them "featureless" like in California. They do this BECAUSE they have no idea how they work. Ever seen a California anti-gun lawmaker talk about an AR-15? It's hilarious and sad, many have no clue what the hell they're talking about.

Justin Moore : You can't 3D print the entire gun. Sure you can 3D print accessories like stocks and handgrips, but if you try and print say the chamber, it's gonna blow up.

jaqs smith : This question can be easily answered: The AR-15 platform is a rugged, controllable, ergonomic rifle suitable for shooters of all skill levels. With sixty years of development, and a vast aftermarket, the rifle to be specced for any purpose, and any caliber, the owner desires. If it can be said that anyone needs a rifle, the rifle they need is an AR.

ray hanes : Gun control is and has never been about making you safe. Gun control is simply about control.

BlackReaper23 : AR-15 is one of the most popular weapons in the world... *Ak-47 laughing in background*

Isaiah Conklin : You know more kids die from choking then getting shot in school, when I was a kid I choked on a toothbrush.

laserman500 : Lol people would probably ban an ar15, but say a m1a2 is fine because it doesn't look scary

laserman500 : You should have explained the difference between the semi automatic civilian ar15 and the militaries fully auto m16

MORPHEUS : Well...i'm on my way to ammu-nation

Caleb Byars : Literally never heard a single person refer to any type of AR as “the Black rifle” not even in the news. Everyone I have ever heard calls it’s an AR or some variation on that. It’s the shortest and easiest way to describe it. The black rifle just sounds stupid. I have a black rifle that’s a bolt action .22, and a red AR 15, why would you ever call an AR something to vague and nondiscriptive, the color is irrelevant.


h31212 : Why film the narrator?? I don't understand why people do that, no one wants to watch you talk. Show pictures, footage of what you're talking about...

High Aces Clan Official : If it had a wooden stock nobody would have a problem with the “black rifle”...

Bryon Letterman : "This is a tough topic to be unbiased about." I completely disagree. There's nothing complicated about the AR15. It's just a semiautomatic rifle. That's literally it.

Jacko Jew Jr : 😂😂😂😂😂! Grenade launcher!! Give me a break

Ian Hou : This is actually a pretty unbiased video in terms of politics. I think it's important that both sides learn about the AR-15, what it's actually capable of, and how it's used. I am a supporter of the right to own and carry AR-15's, but a lot of people who scorn the rifle as an "assault weapon" really don't know what they're talking about. This video brings us toward a path where mainstream news no longer says things like "the AR-15 can fire 1000 rounds a minute" or "30 rounds magazines are high capacity." When everyone is educated on the matter, it makes for much better discourse on both sides.

James Copeland : I saw this comment by CroSs xD way down and thought it was very well written and expressed many anti-gun ideas. I myself am pro-gun and I wrote a reply that I hope captures the ideas of not only myself but all the other proud American gun owners. I wanted to repost this as I think it shows both sides well and is informative. God bless. CroSs xD: Here are some logical reasons to ban guns. 1. "Why ban guns when people can get them illegally?" Well, if people can get guns illegally, people can also get automatic rifles illegally. Extremely strict penalties for gun control like the death penalty should be implemented. 2. "Why not 'fix' these sick children?" There is NO treatment to date for psychopathy. 3. "People are going to use other methods of killing." Can you bring a car into a school? Can you kill someone far away with a knife? Point is that the gun is a portable and efficient killing weapon. In the end, it's a lot easier to kill someone with a gun than using anything else especially if you have a bump stock. I mean that's literally why they are made in the first place. To replace swords. 4. "But pools, cars and etc have killed more people than guns have. Why don't we regulate those first?" Those problems aren't even preventable in the first place. You can't make a pool safer than it is. You can't make a car safer than it already is without implementing autonomous driving which is still a prototype BUT you can ban guns and prevent deaths from guns. Every life matter and although small, don't you see that the risks of having a gun outweighs the benefits? I mean what do you do with a gun other than 'protect' and recreation? 5. "But now I can't protect myself." Well, if all guns are banned perfectly then your opponent will have a knife and most likely, so will you. I mean how are you going to protect yourself from a gun anyway? If the dude, shoots you first, it's over. At least for a knife or a bat, there is an option of blocking. You can't block a bullet with your hands. Haven't seen any of these rebutted yet. Me: CroSs xD You make some decent points so I will try to convey the feelings that millions of gun-owning Americans have as friendly and straightforward as possible, I really would love a conversation if you do end up seeing this and I hope we can both modify the others views. 1&5. There is no real way to remove all or even most of the guns from the US public when the high number estimate of guns in the US is equal to the population of the country. This idea of being unable to collect all the guns usually has people refer to Austrailia's "successful" buyback program. The inherent problem with a program like this is then people can spend thousands of dollars for a single gun, and even if the government says tough and only gives $100 per gun, that's ideally, in terms of the law, 3 billion dollars. To the idea of capital punishment for gun ownership, just no. That punishment needs to be held for murder, treason, or other crimes similar, however, I do agree most law abiding citizens would willingly give up their arms if a minimum sentence of 5 or 10 years was put in place. The death penalty leads to a situation similar to the Phillipeans, except with drugs instead of guns. Law abiding citizens don't sell or use drugs, but the hard criminals still do. This goes into 5, the criminals will still get guns. This is just a fact as criminals can already go to a street corner and buy a gun from some random guy who got rid of the serial number. 2. I really don't agree with the argument of trying to normalize the mentally ill to end gun violence, and school shootings in particular. What I do think is that if someone with a mental illness can get a gun, then there is a problem. That is why there are already laws prohibiting people with mental illness and people on some medications from owning or possessing their gun. However, the idea of people with mental illnesses causing problems when they acquire a gun sets a precedent to remove all guns from all civilians really doesn't make much sense to me. 3. Other methods of killing will most certainly be used if guns are no longer available. My only real example is to look at what is going on in the UK with knives. The British government is now going after anything with a point, because it is simply the most dangerous weapon available to the public, so it is causing the most harm. I feel this creates a caricature of what is happening in the US, simply because a gun and knife are both tools, but they can cause serious harm. Really what this point of, "other ways to do harm," boils down to is that as you get rid of ways to hurt people, you get rid of ways to protect yourself or others. My last point to this is that eventually there will be more versatile weapons than guns, at that point, do guns take the role knives have, as a second-rate choice of weapon? If so then it really is just a cycle of taking away 'bad things' until nothing can ever hurt someone. 4. Honestly, when I read this point I laughed because in my mind you refuted your own point. You said, "how can you make these things that I find useful, cars, or enjoy, pools, safer?" and properly, to a degree, answered you can't, and to me, it is the same with guns. While you may find that protection is not as important as reliable transportation, it is the most important thing to me. Similarly, while I don't enjoy swimming in pools, I don't try to say people can not have them because people drown in them, because I understand that others do enjoy them. Really, after looking more at what you said, it simply seems that the value you put on guns is so much lower than what I believe their value is and should be seen as. If you feel any points I made don't make sense, or are illogical please feel free to rebut and counter. As I said I want to have a conversation, but really I just hope you and others read this and at least reconsider their position on guns. Thank you, God bless.

Marine Corps : There's 5 to 10 million ARs in NY alone.

Stay fit and free forever : Gun control is bullshit and it is not hard to be objective when talking guns... nice try Seekers with trying to complicate a simply matter.

Shinzu : Didn't do a very good job of delineating the difference between the semi auto and full auto.

AaronExDee : It's a beautiful, fun, comfortable, modular rifle.

igloo productions : They are not all black. In Battlefield Hardline I have a green skin on my M16.

dahveed284 : AR-15 style rifles are no more deadly than many other weapons. The thing in common on all of these attacks are mentally sick individuals that will use any weapon at their disposal to inflict harm on others. Yet somehow the debate is on the tool they use, as if its somehow better to be run over by a car, stabbed, poisoned, or killed by explosives. Yet nobody seems to care at all about solving the larger problem of preventing these sick kids from hurting people.

Help me get 1k subs with no video : No skin noob

F1 airsoft costom gunworks : It is not the responsibility of the manufacturer just like how the ford is not responsible for the car related deaths