Thursday, November 25, 2021
Before discussing the Armalite AR18 design, let’s first look get some backstory. There are four characters that can evoke emotion in opponents of the Second Amendment: “AR-15.” It is perhaps the most misunderstood product of the 20th century, and gun control advocates have vilified the semi-automatic rifle by spreading misinformation and outright lies. The two letters “AR” — which are often erroneously described to stand for “assault rifle” — has become the scapegoat in every tragic mass shooting, while AR has also replaced “Uzi” or “AK-47” as the catch-all term to describe a modern semi-automatic rifle.
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Through their photography project, Vietnam the People, Alden Anderson and Nguyễn Thị Yến Trinh have documented most of the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam.
By finding members of different ethnic groups around the country, taking their portraits and conducting interviews, Anderson and Nguyễn have created a collection of photos and captions that tell the stories of individuals and share unique aspects about their cultures with a global audience.