The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Bridgeport Superior Court, asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it was designed for military use and is unsuited for hunting or home defense."The AR-15 was specifically engineered for the United States military to meet the needs of changing warfare," attorney Josh Koskoff said in a release. "In fact, one of the Army's specifications for the AR-15 was that it has the capability to penetrate a steel helmet."
Every deer hunter in North America with a rifle carries rounds that will penetrate a steel helmet. It's not the rifle that penetrates the helmet, doofus. I'm pretty sure .44 mag rounds from my innocent-looking single-action revolver will go through the thin steel of a WWII-era helmet.
The Army does not use AR-15s. An AR-15 looks like an M16 and fires the same round, but it is not a military weapon.
This rifle, the Ruger Mini-14, also fires the same round, with the same capacity, but it's not black:
So many ambulance-chasing, blood-dancing lawyers, so few lamp posts.