AR-15's are specifically named in the list of guns that gun grabber, Dianne Feinstein, proposes to ban in her Senate bill, but evidenced by the Fontana Unified School District Police Department purchase of 14 of the AR-15's, authorities seem to believe those guns are one of the best ways to defend the lives of their students.
Via CBS Los Angeles:
FUSD Superintendent Cali Olsen-Binks approved the acquisition of the rifles, which are being stored on campuses in locked safes for responding police officers in the event of an attack.
Fontana Police Chief Rodney Jones and Mayor Acquanetta Warren supported Olsen-Binks’ decision.
“It’s unfortunate that we have to have that, but it’s the best message we can send to anybody that thinks to harm our children,” said Jones. “The message we’re sending is…not here, not now, we’re prepared for you. And if you seek to harm our children, we will neutralize that threat and you will most likely be killed.”
Warren said, “Everyone wants children safe. At this time, we as a community, we have to come together and find other ways. But in the interim, our police officers need to be equipped.”
Feinstein asserts these types of guns are not used for defense and attempts to link guns to hunting, but Second Amendment supporters continue to maintain that gun are first and foremost a means of defense. Of home, of family, of personal safety and "necessary to the security of a free state," as is stated in the Second Amendment which guarantees a citizens right to bear arms.