I’m not a gun enthusiast, never fired a firearm and do not support gun control. That being said, why would the average citizen need more fire power than a hand gun, for personal protection or a rifle for hunting? Please enlighten.
Need is not the issue. Remember, the phrase "too many guns" should never be uttered. It is a falsehood, an outright travesty.
Your answer is in your statement. Your average hunting rifle is way more firepower than the so called assault rifle. If you can, take a 5.56 round(AR-15) place it next to a popular deer hunting round, say 30-06, and compare the size.
Ask yourself, Hobson’s choice, which one you would rather get hit with. Since hunting rifles are more powerful, what would would be the point in banning rifles less powerful. No matter how they look, they all work the same. Firing pin hits primer on cartridge, gun goes bang. Today’s military rifles are designed to be less powerful than yesterday’s bolt action rifles(equivalent to hunting rifles, their the same). Less hurt on shoulder, more ammo with smaller rounds, etc.
The error committed by gun control advocates is they don’t understand where the focus should be.
It doesn’t matter if law abiding citizens have AR 15s with 30 round capacity or 30-06 with a five round capacity. They’re not going to use it for murdering people
The focus should be on behavior. Murderous behavior is the problem.
Clearly BECAUSE HE/SHE CAN! Much blood was spilled defending our rights and the Second Amendment IMHO is # 1 on the list!
Also to protect us from the new storm trooper police forces evolving around the country.