I am still laughing…
The “mansplaining” has got to stop. Every single comment I (or anyone else) has made about the assault weapon used in Orlando to kill or maim 103 people is being met by a dude who feels the need to “mansplain” to me what an assault weapon is. See this photo? That’s me in the center, briefing a squad of military police soldiers. Kiss my a$$. I know that weapon inside and out. It has no place in my home. You want to get your jollies from firing a weapon like that? Then do what I did, AND VOLUNTEER TO SERVE IN THE ARMY. I’m no longer in the Army, and I no longer need to have this kind of weapon handy for any reason.
Actually it is a blessing for your family that you don’t have the M-16 anymore. It seems you fell asleep when the Army was teaching you the basics of Gun Safety and specifically the part that goes something like “keep the fucking muzzle of the rifle away from your body, you dumb jackass!” There is no doubt in my mind that your lack of firearms safety would have resulted in a tragedy.
And I am not going to delve into the fact that you cannot tell the difference between semi-automatic and automatic weapons.
So much stupid concentrated in one post.
May you have blessed and safe life.