Jennifer, with all due respect I suggest you take a firearms saftey course. Report back on what you learned about firearms.I believe a person has every right to defend themselves in any form, but having something that is mostly used on the battlefield being owned by a private person is a recipe for disaster. Mr. LaPierre's comments really bothered me, and someone I know called him 'evil'. I called him about as close to being a 'pimp'. Someone said that was wrong, and I said, "Okay, how about a man who orders hookers around?" I guess you could say I find him to be a bottomfeeder, and I hope people are not buying a lot of that garbage.
Battlefield weapons arn't much different than many used for hunting. In fact many military firearms are used to hunt with.