Captain Mark Kelly Fights Wild Bill

Fighting out of the red corner, my shipmate Captain Mark Kelly, who just bought an AR-15:

AR-15

Noted anti-gun zealot err uhhh attention starved child, Mark E Kelly, was spotted buying an AR15…. you know, after testifying in favor of strong gun control in front of Congress and vilifying all those evil firearms and clip-magazines that only belong on a battlefield.

And in the other corner, the corner of freedom, Wild Bill for America (coming soon to a hotel near you):

March 23rd, 2013 Join Bill at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Colorado Springs to lay down the law to Colorado liberals who threaten American freedoms.

The state of Colorado is fast becoming a battleground state for the 2nd Amendment. Some interesting gun facts:

AR-15 by the numbers

  • Invented: 1957
  • Number of U.S. gunmakers who produce a version of the AR-15: 29
  • Cartridge: .223-caliber
  • Average weight: 8.6 pounds
  • Legal magazine size in N.J.: 15 rounds
  • Range: about 550 yards
  • Numbers of AR-15s produced in U.S.: 1.626 million from 1986 to 2007
  • Number of firearms in U.S.: 310 million, including 114 handguns, 110 rifles and 86 million shotguns

Sources: National Rifle Association, Violence Policy Center, and manufacturers’ statistics