This is a sincere question, I’d love a sincere answer.
Why does the above weapon (a Bushmaster semi-automatic assault rifle used in the recent Newtown murders) need to be legally available? I understand that people should be able to own a pistol or a hunting rifle. I get that a shotgun has it’s uses. But an assault rifle? It’s not for hunting deer, it’s far more than is needed for self-defence. It’s not quite the right thing for clay pigeon shooting. It’s designed to shoot a lot of bullets in a short space of time at as many people as possible.
I’d genuinely like to hear from my American friends and anyone else who can help the rest of us understand.