Despite backlash, Raleigh man has no regrets on giving up his AR-15

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) -- A Raleigh dad who felt compelled to give up his AR-15 rifle after the Florida school shooting is receiving backlash.

Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News App

We first introduced you to Mike Russell on Monday night when he attended a Moms Demand Action forum.

Joel Brown caught up with Mike and his wife, Allie, who was a student at Virginia Tech during the 2007 massacre, at their home in north Raleigh.

Mike said that despite the pushback from some gun-rights advocates, he feels he made the right decision in the spirit of fostering a needed dialogue about the many components of solving the nation's gun-violence crisis.

Copyright © 2019 WTVD-TV. All Rights Reserved.