I responded to a thread over in the off-topic area about a person asking why people need AR15/AK47.
Maybe Democrats should take a few minutes and watch these youtube videos. Yes, it's from a well-respected pro-gun guy. But the videos come from actual news segments covering the people who are running for President. I'm not a Trump fan. I think he is nuts and an embarrassment. But I am a patriot. Take a few minutes, even if you disagree. Opposing views are ok to have. Maybe you'll learn something new. I don't anticipate changing your mind about the importance of taking guns away from criminals. But a high percentage of gun owners are normal law-abiding citizens.
You can continue to ask WHY we need guns or WHY we need ARs, but understand this: I will NOT surrender my weapons. The state laws that VA seems to think they are going to pass are unconstitutional. I have every right to defend myself from you and also from unconstitutional government action. Sure, you may see me dead and in the news. But I am a veteran, highly-trained, and I am more than willing to die for what is right.
If you want to know where things are going, just look at Hong Kong. They aren't allowed to own guns. The government has ultimate "control" over the people. The government has been unjust and violated civil rights. What can the citizens do? Nothing. This is why our founding fathers created the 2nd Amendment. When you weaken the 2nd Amendment, all other rights are in jeopardy. And so is your ability to fight back.