What type of retort do any of you use against an anti gunner when the subject comes up "why do you need an assault rifle, they should be for the military only"?
Simple for me.
I don't need or want an assault rifle, those are fully automatic and require licensing with the Federal government. What I want is a military-style rifle for sport as it's less powerful than most hunting rifles in existence.
There's a youtube video of an old broadcast where the FBI even illustrates that the media has been getting it wrong (intentionally) all along and that assault rifles are fully automatic, not semiautomatic. Huge difference.
Next there's a youtube video of a really old broadcast where a politician field-tests military calibers against hunting calibers. The hunting rifles are clearly more devastating by the ballistics, but the video lends visual credence to that fact.