This Marine vet has something to say about gun reform.
Mike Whiter explained, “During my time in the Marines, I had a lot of weapons, and I think the Second Amendment needs to be rethought. In the Marine Corps, we are trained to only fire our weapons to kill. We are trained to kill on behalf of our country with the M16 assault rifle. Literally, the only difference between an M16 and the civilian variant AR-15, is that the M16 has the ability to fire in 3-roud burst mode. The AR-15 is only capable, without modifications, like a bump stock, of semi-automatic fire. That means you have to pull the trigger every time you fire a round. That means that the unmodified AR-15 isn’t technically an assault weapon. Although that may seem like semantics, it’s important. It means an assault weapons ban might not touch the gun hat’s been used in Parkland, Sandy Hook, Orlando, Las Vegas, and many more — unless lawmakers get more broad about the definition of assault weapons.”
He went on to say, “I’m not sure what the answer is. There’s so many things in the mix. But I know one thing for sure: that it’s not more high capacity rifles.”