Myth: The AR15 rifle and others like it are "Assault Rifles" meant only for war.
Fact: Features of those guns which are different from the classic style of rifles, i.e., wire or folding butt stocks, a top barrel cover, are to make the gun easier to handle, more accurate and to fit a wider variety of users; they add nothing to the lethality of the gun.
Myth: The AR15, and similar guns, are vastly more powerful than more "traditional" rifles.
Fact: The cartridge used in the AR15 is the .223, delivering 1200-1400 ft/lbs of energy in comparison; the .270 delivers 2600-2800 ft/lbs; the .308, 2600/2800 ft/lbs; the 30-30, 1600-1800 ft/lbs; and the 20-06, 2800-3100 ft/lbs. Because of its small size and power, the .223 is not allowed for deer hunting in some states.
Myth from the anti-gunners: We support the Second constitutional Amendment and only want "sensible" gun laws.
Fact: Those who would pass more gun regulations don't know what they are talking about. They will not be satisfied until they have banned all firearm ownership in the U.S.