High powered rifles are not necessary. They are made for one purpose, which is to kill. Even though the right to bare arms is part of our Constitution, it is the responsibility of our government to equitably regulate the arms that are available to the general public. There are some weapons that we don't and shouldn't have. It has become too easy for people to gain access to these weapons. I believe we should ban the access to, sale and resale of, and manufacturing of assault weapons. Even though this may limit the access of guns to law abiding citizens, it can make it harder, eventually, for these guns to get into the hands of people that would do harm.