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Author: NoIDAtAll Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1976437  
Subject: Re: Stand Up Guys Date: 12/17/2012 8:30 AM
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What was the 16 designed for?

Originally, I think it was designed for downed Air Force pilots, as a light weight, compact weapon for self-defense in enemy territory - could be wrong.

Seriously? You want people to believe that an "assault weapon" was designed for pilots to jump with? That's laughable, and "assault" and "self-defense" have different meanings. Look them up.


Maybe you should look up what the weapon was originally designed for. I was ripe for the draft at the time and knew such things more than I cared to.

According to Col. David H. Hackworth in the book “About Face” the M16 was first designed to be an Air Force survival rifle...
http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/03/the-m-16-argument-...

Originally, it was also very prone to jamming.
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