To the Editor:
It appears that Mr. Cohan (Letters, Jan. 25) has bought into the same myth as many politicians and pundits, namely that an AR-15 is a military rifle and should be banned. The truth is that an AR-15 shoots one bullet for each pull on the trigger, like any other semi-automatic rifle. It does not shoot more bullets at once. It is not more lethal than any other rifle. Like any weapon, be it a knife or a pistol, it can be used for defense or assault. The only difference between an AR-15 and other rifles is cosmetic. The exterior design mimics that of some military weapons but it functions like any other rifle.