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

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Doug The Subway Fugitive : The Colt AR-15 is a lightweight, 5.56x45mm, magazine fed, gas-operated semiautomatic rifle. It's popular because it's easy to use, with little kick. It's a relatively easy gun to care for as well. Clean it after every time you use it, and you should expect it to last for many, many years.

Tiger H. Lore : #blackgunsmatter

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

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

Rob Babcock : Not a bad basic primer but there are errors. The HK is not really an AR, it doesn't use the same gas system but rather a piston vs the DI system. And modern gunpowder is not explosive at all; it's a propellant that burns rapidly. Black powder on the other hand is actually explosive. Virtually all modern firearms are mass produced and have interchangeable parts- this applies to the AK as well. A huge part of the popularity of the Black Rifle is modularity but there are many modular rifles. The fact the US military uses a similar rifle is a big factor.

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

Brandon Murillo : Gun control is unconstitutional in all cases

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

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

Pacific_Prowler : Sad how this guy is more informed than politicians.

noelj317 : Remember the days when the AK was known as the enemy/evil gun?

T Yeh : They are not weapons, they are guns. They are only weapons if you use them as such. Obviously, the people at Seeker use then as weapons. I used them as sports equipment. They are my 15 iron to be used on the IPSC range.

Name Name : AR-15 is the PC master race of guns.

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.

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

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.

Ruby Infernum : I hate it when people say the AR-15 is insanely powerful. It fires 5.56. It is outlawed for big game hunting because it isn't even powerful enough to humanely kill a deer. If you want a powerful rifle, you look to the SCAR-H.

Jared Parks : This video fails to explain the difference between a civilian AR-15 and a military M16. To set the record straight the military has never and will never issue an AR-15 to troops. The AR-15 is the civilian version of the M16. M16's have a fire control switch that lets them select Automatic(continuous fire until release of the trigger), 3 round burst(3 rounds per trigger pull), or Semi-Automatic (1 round per trigger pull). The AR-15 civilian version only has Semi-Automatic fire. 1 bullet per trigger pull.

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

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

ourDMTexperience : These "black rifles" are fundamentally no different from any other gun out there. First time hearing the saying "black rifle" kinda interesting i always referred to "black rifles" by there specific name.

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.

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

clintlion5531 : As a civilian who has used his ar 15 to fight for his life and could have died if I would have had anything else. I commend you. I could tell where you’re thinking lies on this subject but you tried very hard to be objective, and that I respect... except for the grenade launcher bit???? Oh and you forgot the sig mpx. Lol it’s just a tool not evil.

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.........

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Master of the Universe : Because of exaggerated Video Games #mindcontrol #nwo

K E B A B : SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED

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

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

BHLCaptainDja : Since 1990 there have been a total of.... 202 people killed in school shootings. That comes out to just under 12 people killed in school shootings per year. That 202 number includes all the shootings so far in 2018 as well. To put that into perspective... 350 children under the age of 5 drown in pools each year. Over 1,600 children under the age of 15 die from car accidents each year. Over 4,000 teens die each year from drug overdoses. The news media has told us that the 12 people killed a year in school shootings is a gigantic problem and we must do whatever it takes to “save the children”. If it were really about saving the children wouldn’t we outlaw pools that kill 30x more children each year? Maybe we should outlaw cars since they account for 133x more deaths in children than school shootings do? It is real easy to allow media (TV, Radio, and even FB) to make us feel like there is a huge problem with school shootings in the US. The truth is your child is 30 times more likely to drown before the age of 5 than they are to ever be killed in a school shooting.

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

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

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...

Господь тачанкиканг : I know it’s probably already been commented, but this guy must be an idiot if he thinks anyone can get their hands on an M203(underslung grenade launcher)

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Beyond Tribalism : There are far too many illegal guns in the US. Multiple black and brown children are killed every day by illegal handguns. Sadly, that never makes the national news. There's also a problem with mental health in this country. As a society we don't take mental health seriously and we brush it under the rug. Legal guns are not the problem. The irresponsible nature of our society is the problem.

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