With ever-increasing calls for tighter gun control in America, one man has proven how easy it is to conceal an assault rifle using nothing but clothing.
Rob Buck posted the video to his Facebook along with the message: ‘for the conspiracy theorist that say it can’t be done’.
His post links directly to the massacre in Orlando which cost at least 49 nightclub goers their lives. Omar Mateen was reportedly using a Sig Sauer MCX rifle – an assualt rifle very similar to the AR-15.
Check it out:
For the conspiracy theorist that say it can’t be done.
Posted by Rob Buck on Tuesday, June 14, 2016
In the footage, Buck successfully hides the rifle, plus seven magazines of ammunition and a handgun.
Meanwhile, the family of the man who invented the AR-15 have spoken out to condemn how readily available the weapon is to civilians.
As reported by NBC, a family spokesperson said:
Our father, Eugene Stoner, designed the AR-15 and subsequent M-16 as a military weapon to give our soldiers an advantage over the AK-47.
He died long before any mass shootings occurred. But, we do think he would have been horrified and sickened as anyone, if not more by these events…What has happened, good or bad, since his patents have expired is a result of our free market system.
Currently, a more interesting question is ‘Who now is benefiting from the manufacturing and sales of AR-15s, and for what uses?’
It is time to play that broken record again – without tight gun control we will continue to see tragedies like that of Orlando.
‘Guns don’t kill people’, but easy, legalised access to guns and ill intent certainly do.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.