From Deseret News 11/29/2007
I'll bet this clown from Cleveland doesn't own a gun so I'm sure he speaks by experience. He got the militia thing wrong as most gun control freaks do. I think there are 3 reasons to own a gun - Hunting, Protection, and pure joy of shooting! Some of the best times I have had with my son and friends are out in the west desert plinking around with the "arsenal". Oh, and I'll be the one to decide if a rubber-band, BB gun, handgun, shotgun, rifle, assault rifle, howitzer, cruise missile, or intercontinental ballistic nuclear weapon is adequate.The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution states: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Obviously the need for a state militia has been replaced by the National Guard and Coast Guard, whereby trained military personnel are entrusted with the defense of this country against domestic enemies. Their weapons are tightly controlled and safeguarded.
The only two reasons for a citizen to own a firearm is for hunting or defense of the household from intruders. In either case, ownership of a handgun, shotgun or rifle is more than adequate to satisfy these purposes. There is absolutely no need for any United States civilian to own any weapon more powerful or sophisticated than these.