Late to the discussion here, but to say an AR is not good for hunting blows my mind. I own a gun company and we specialize in building AR-15 and AR-10 rifles. On the 15 frame, besides 5.56mm, we build 7.62x39, 6.8 SPC, 6.5 Grendel, .25x45, 6x45, .300 BO, and 5.45x39. On the 10 we build a .243, 6.5 Creedmore, 7mm-08, .338 Federal, .308, and .358 Win. So to say the rifle is not good for hunting makes my head want to explode. They are great for young shooters as they are modular, and can easily be adjusted for young shooters. They can be scoped, iron sighted, or have a non magnified optic. They can have an adjustable stock, or a full length stock. The list goes on. I will also say, hunting is not a justification for these rifles. The fact that we are guaranteed the right by our Constitution is. We should never have to prove a need for anything in the USA. The reason to have rifles is to resist tyranny or to revolt if needed, hunting is a bonus we get from having them. If you want to ban something, ban calibers and rifles that can’t be used for the purpose of fighting and see how many Fudd hunters cry foul. I’ve heard media and lefties calling the AR-15 a weapon of war. Really??!! What war? A semi auto AR-15 has never been used in war. Ya know what has though? Mauser 98s, Remington 700s and Winchester M70s. If we are going to ban “weapons of war” why are they going after the ones that have never been used in war? I’m off my soap box now, sorry for the rant.