Many people will say that criminals will still obtain these weapons, but that is not an excuse for making it exponentially easier for them to obtain it by doing nothing. There is no reason a citizen should need an assault rifle. Our second amendment is about the right to bear arms in reference to armaments. Armaments include all forms of weaponry including cannons, chemical weapons, bombs, etc. We accept that, as citizens, we should not be able to possess bombs or chemical weapons. Why can't we accept that it is a public danger to have assault rifles so readily accessible to the public?