The inventor of the AR-15 never intended for civilians to use it

The AR-15 inventor did not consider the gun “America’s rifle" -- he only wanted it used for military purposes.

The NRA Calls the AR-15 “America’s Rifle,” But Inventor Intended it to Be Military-UseAlthough the AR-15 has been the…

A member of the Stoner family spoke with NBC News saying, “Our father, Eugene Stoner, designed the AR-15 and subsequent M-16 as a military weapon to give our soldiers an advantage over the AK-47. He died long before any mass shootings occurred. But, we do think he would have been horrified and sickened as anyone, if not more by these events.”