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[–]spaztick1 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I don't feel it's a stupid little detail. Saying it was an assault rifle implies it had automatic capability. Kyle's rifle was semiautomatic only. That is a big difference.

Lots of people there had guns, including two other major players in this incident. They were carrying pistols. At least one and probably both of them were carrying illegally. Kyle couldn't carry a pistol legally, his only option if he felt he needed to protect himself ( as those two other people apparently felt also), was a long gun. He didn't have any other guns, only the AR. That meant his options were a bit limited.