The weapon was a Bushmaster AR-15 semiautomatic rifle adapted from its original role as a battlefield weapon. The AR-15, which is designed to inflict maximum casualties with rapid bursts, should never have been available for purchase by civilians.I'll not link to the original article, it's probably behind a pay-wall, but Hot Air covers it completely, and I'll link to their article, with another quote.
Nomenclature is key when discussing Second Amendment matters–and the liberal media has proven with metronomic regularity that they know nothing about firearms.Anyone in this day and age that believes an AR-15 fires in bursts is a complete and total idiot. The fact-checkers at the New York Times have becowned themselves As far as gun ownership, firearms operation, or basic 2nd Amendment schoarship. They are complete and total idiots on the subject.