FLORIDA GUN OWNER TURNS IN AR-57 FOLLOWING PARKLAND SHOOTING

On Friday, a Florida gun owner announced that he’d turned in his AR-15–style gun to the police. In the aftermath of the deadly Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Ben Dickmann arrived at the conclusion that neither he nor any civilian “needs this rifle.” He wrote on Facebook: “This is an AR-FiveSeven, I own this rifle. It’s a caliber variant of the AR-15. I am a responsible, highly trained gun owner. (I am NOT a Police Officer or Sheriff’s Deputy). However I do not need this rifle. No one without a law enforcement badge needs this rifle. This rifle is not a ‘tool’ I have use for. A tool, by definition makes a job/work easier. Any ‘job’ i can think of legally needing doing can be done better by a different firearm. I enjoyed shooting this rifle immensely but I don’t need it, I have other types I can shoot for the same enjoyment. I have surrendered this rifle to The Broward Sheriff at the Tamarac Post. I could have easily sold this rifle, but no person needs this. I will be the change I want to see in this world. If our law makers will continue to close their eyes and open their wallets, I will lead by example.” 


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