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Last week, a man was arrested in Ohio for an alleged ISIS-inspired plot to attack the U.S. Capitol with gunfire and pipe bombs. According to the government’s criminal complaint, to prepare for the attack Christopher Cornell bought two AR-15 style semiautomatic assault rifles manufactured by the American gun company ArmaLite, along with approximately 600 rounds of ammunition.
ArmaLite is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of AR-type semiautomatic assault rifles. The way the company markets and sells these weapons is as revealing as it is typical of today’s militarized firearms industry. An ArmaLite ad for the same type of firearm purchased by this prospective terrorist displays a man clad in military gear, and features the slogan: “WHATEVER YOUR MISSION ARMALITE IS READY.” Apparently even if your mission is attacking the U.S. Capitol.