[quote="jkiernan56, post:9, topic:312590"]
What a ridiculous idea people feel the 'need' to have Assault Weapons to defend themselves - they say in case one day the government comes knocking on their door to take away their guns. Give me a freakin break.
There is no such thing as an assault weapon, it is made up media term. Automatic rifles have been banned for a long time, semi automatic rifles are currently legal in many states
2nd amendment was written to protect people from potential government tyranny, not just so people can use a gun to hunt or use in sport. There are many examples in history of democracies becoming tyrannical, in France, Germany, Italy, Spain in the 20th century and the 2nd amendment protects citizens from such tyranny by allowing people to protect themselves. Cambodia, Uganda, Soviet Union, China, Guatamala etc gun control laws were passed, citizens could not protect themselves and millions were killed