As Twitchy reported earlier, President Biden’s nominee to head the ATF reiterated his desire to see a ban on AR-15s in a response to a question from Sen. Ted Cruz. We think it was after the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando in 2016 that the AR-15 really became demonized; more than a few journalists purchased them so they could write about how easy it was to get one. One reporter even test-fired an AR-15 at the range, where the “horrifying” act and the noise and the smoke gave him “temporary PTSD.”

We see this question asked a lot, and it always gets answered. Army vet David Weissman has a blue-check for reasons not made clear in his Twitter bio, but he is next in line to ask, “why do civilians need AR-15s?”

That’s reason enough.