About 16 million people in the US own one or more AR-15s according to The Washington Post and Ipsos. That is one in 20 people who own the semi-automatic weapon. A new reporting series by The Washington Post title AMERICAN ICON explores how the AR-15 became America’s favorite gun.
Joining us on today’s program is Alex Horton, National security reporter focused on the U.S. military, who coauthored “The gun that divides a nation” and “Flannel, muddy girl camo and man cards. See the ads used to sell the AR-15.”
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