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Entry from October 28, 2022
“AR—means the gun was manufactured in Arkansas” (joke)

AR-15 and AK-47 are rifles, but they are not named after the postal codes for Arkansas (AR) and Alaska (AK).

A joke (shown on a meme) was poste on Facebook by George Baylor on October 22, 2019:

“DEAR UNINFORMED LIBERALS
AR- means the gun was manufactured in Arkansas
AK- means the gun was manufactured in Alaska
LEARN THE DIFFERENCE”


Wikipedia: AR-15 style rifle
An AR-15-style rifle is any lightweight semi-automatic rifle based on the Colt AR-15 design. The original ArmaLite AR-15 is a scaled-down derivative of Eugene Stoner’s ArmaLite AR-10 design. The then Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation division ArmaLite sold the patent and trademarks to Colt’s Manufacturing Company in 1959. After most of Colt’s patents for the Colt AR-15 expired in 1977, many firearm manufacturers began to produce copies of the Colt AR-15 under various names. While the patents are expired, Colt retained the trademark of the AR-15 and is the sole manufacturer able to label their firearms as AR-15. The “AR” in Colt AR-15 stands for “ArmaLite Rifle”, not “assault rifle”.
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Terminology
A common misconception is that “AR” is an acronym for “assault rifle”, perhaps because of the weapon’s inclusion in the Federal Assault Weapons Ban in 1994 or because the ArmaLite AR-15 was designed by infantry rifle designer Eugene Stoner to replace the M14 rifle in the Vietnam War. The “AR” in AR-15 stands for “ArmaLite Rifle”.

Wikipedia: AK-47
The AK-47, officially known as the Avtomat Kalashnikova (Russian: Автомат Калашникова, lit. ‘Kalashnikov’s automatic [rifle]’; also known as the Kalashnikov or just AK), is a gas-operated assault rifle that is chambered for the 7.62×39mm cartridge. Developed in the Soviet Union by Russian small-arms designer Mikhail Kalashnikov, it is the originating firearm of the Kalashnikov (or “AK") family of rifles. After more than seven decades since its creation, the AK-47 model and its variants remain one of the most popular and widely used firearms in the world.

Facebook
George Baylor
October 22, 2019 at 10:19 PM ·
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
DEAR UNINFORMED LIBERALS
AR- means the gun was manufactured in Arkansas
AK- means the gun was manufactured in Alaska
LEARN THE DIFFERENCE

Facebook
Tucker Sanna III
October 26, 2020 at 4:30 PM ·
Knowledge is power.
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
DEAR UNINFORMED LIBERALS
AR- means the gun was manufactured in Arkansas
AK- means the gun was manufactured in Alaska
LEARN THE DIFFERENCE

iFunny
Outlaw_ALV_
29 oct 2020
DEAR UNINFORMED LIBERALS AR- means the gun was manufactured in Arkansas AK- means the gun was manfactured in Alaska LEARN THE DIFFERENCE

Twitter
Soda Water Enthusiast
@proud_cat_dad
Replying to @zdroberts @johnsoncockring and @chadloder
This is really embarrassing y’all. The “AR” designates that the rifle was manufactured in Arkansas. “AK” means it was made in Alaska. Learn.
7:59 PM · Jun 5, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
DUEFER 3.0
@3Duefer
Replying to @Tactical_review
AR’s are named for the State they’re manufactured in, (Arkansas), just like AK’s in Alaska.
3:54 PM · Jan 21, 2022·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Declaration of Memes 💛🖤
@libertycappy
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
DEAR UNINFORMED LIBERALS
AR- means the gun was manufactured in Arkansas
AK- means the gun was manufactured in Alaska
LEARN THE DIFFERENCE
3:20 PM · Oct 28, 2022·Twitter Web App

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