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Why Is Colt Halting Production Of The AR-15?

Jeff Katz
September 20, 2019 - 10:20 am

Gun manufacturer Colt recently announced that it would halt sales of the AR-15 rifle, saying it was due to big competition in the sporting rifle market.

Unsurprisingly, when the "real reporters" and "serious journalists" got wind of this news, they rejoiced. 

Jeff Pegues began his report on CBS Evening News by saying, "The AR-15 is among the most lethal and most popular guns you can buy in America with 11 million currently on the streets."

And while he and the rest of the networks lauded the decision by Colt, they all neglected to report that rifles account for about three percent of gun violence.