Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann revealed on Thursday that the AR-15 assault rifle was her favorite gun. During a WHO-AM radio interview, Bachmann told host Jan Mickelson that she had planned to go pheasant hunting with Rep.
December 29, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann revealed on Thursday that the AR-15 assault rifle was her favorite gun.

During a WHO-AM radio interview, Bachmann told host Jan Mickelson that she had planned to go pheasant hunting with Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Friday.

"I'm a pretty good shot," the candidate admitted. "I learned how to hunt here in Iowa from my dad. I went through gun safety when I was 12."

"My favorite gun is an AR-15 because you can be so accurate with it," she explained. "And I scored the best in my class of any of the men too."

"The AR-15, that's a combat weapon?" Mickelson asked.

"I love it," Bachmann declared. "It's a great gun."

"It can be made automatic, but it's a semi-automatic .222," Mickelson said.

"I like being accurate and that is a great gun," Bachmann insisted.

"Accurate and apparently lots of firepower and many, many shots," Mickelson noted. "How big is your magazine?"

"You really want to know?" Bachmann asked with a nervous laugh, adding that all of her equipment was legal.

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