Semi-automatic and automatic assault rifles have no place in every Day society and need to be banned. The 2nd amendment allows for reasonable protection and this is not that. I respect that hunters need guns and that there are rifelry sports but allowing such weapons? Come on. I work in the mental health fields and truly understand the phrase "guns don't hurt people, people with guns hurt people" but the thing is they are hurting people. We are equipping hurt people with the ability to hurt people. Put money into mental health services, put money into peaceful resolution training but get rid of the rules that allow assault rifles! There are many, many responsible gun owners out there but I do not believe this level of weapon is necessary at all.