you're kidding right? The FBI, and DHS released a report that right wing extremists were responsible for the majority of domestic terrorism, a report generated by TRUMPS people BTW, and you ask what they are afraid of? BTW, the AR 15 is an assault style weapon, meaning, it IS a weapon of war.
Knowing something of the ease of data manipulation, I would like to see the data supporting those conclusions. An easy example for the poorly informed, what exactly did this supposed report classify as a "right wing extremist" and what was classified as "domestic terrorism"? Questioning voter validity is now called sedition. Murder and property destruction and attacks on federal buildings is called free speech. Exactly the same thing, when done under the cover of a right wing political rally on Jan. 6, is called an insurrection. So define the terms used in the report please. The idea that this is from the Trump administration is a sure sign of ignorance. Trump did not "clean" his administration of all officials opposing his policies like President Obama did, and President Biden is now doing. I wish he would have. The primary cause of his failure to get reelected was his own party sabotaging his agenda every chance they could.
I do not own an AR weapon, but it is simply a semi-automatic rifle that can, not always does, use a large clip. Calling it an assault weapon, or a weapon of war, is simply ignorance on parade. I do own weapons for my personal defense, and the defense of friends and family and home. Personally, I prefer concealed carry, even though I am licensed for open carry. Some people do, unfortunately, get nervous around weapons, and I prefer not to give them obvious reasons to be nervous. But that is my personal choice. I think torn up "skinny" jeans are stupid and slightly offensive. I think wearing pants around your knees with exposed underwear is ridiculous and hilarious. I think bumper stickers and T-shirts with four letter obscenities are highly offensive and disgusting and not done by a decent person. Nevertheless, I have never and will never attempt to ban any of these, or "cancel" them, or make them illegal. Personal choice. If someone wants to open carry a weapon in a legal manner, that, too, is a personal choice, and none of anyone else's business.
Now, let's talk about the supposed deadliness of personal firearms. Please feel free to look up the data yourself.
Even when you count in EVERY single firearm fatality, including accidental discharges, hunting accidents, and suicides, the death rate is a tiny tiny fraction of one percent.
Do you drink alcohol? Use recreational drugs? Then you contribute to the huge number of people, and children too, that are killed by drug misuse, alcohol misuse, and DUIs. Why aren't you fighting to ban THOSE activities?
Do you drive a vehicle? Do you know how many people are murdered each year by the deliberate use of vehicles? Far far more that using firearms. Let's ban driving, as well.
Do you smoke? Do you allow others to smoke in you presence? The tobacco industry has been lying to us for a hundred years about the hazards of smoking. Do you know how many Americans die each year from smoking related heart disease and cancer? It must be banned NOW! Right? "If even one child is saved....." well, you know that line of thinking.
And not ONE of the above listed massively deadly activities is protected in the Constitution. But personal ownership of firearms, and carrying them, and using them, certainly is.
More people are killed each year riding bicycles than die from non-military firearm use and accidents.
And that is not even taking into account the several MILLION felony assaults by criminals that are STOPPED every year by the use of personal defense firearms.
It is so amazing that the left is all into "critical race theory" when they have not yet mastered simple "critical thinking."