American Gun Manufacturer Halting AR-15 Production for the Civilians
This will mark the end to some of the most iconic AR-15s ever, as Colts were a
go-to AR for consumers as America’s love for the modern sporting rifle emerged in the late 20th century.
Colt’s chief executive officer, Dennis Veilleux, says it is not permanently ending production but believes there is already an adequate supply of sporting rifles on the market. He said in a statement Thursday the company will concentrate on fulfilling military and law enforcement contracts with its rifle manufacturing.
Veilleux said in the statement the company remains committed to the Second Amendment and is adapting to consumer demand.
A national gun control debate has focused on access to AR-15s and other 'assault-style' rifles because of their use in mass shootings.