This one might get shut down by Bernie just a heads up, they are pretty against political debates on here.
I will however once again add my .02.
I was raised on a ranch where guns where just a normal part of life, hell I bought an AR-15 and a night optic when I was 16 so I could keep the coyotes from rustling the calves (coyotes are big fans of veal). So i have been shooting these so called "assault weapons" since I was very young and my personal comparison to any other weapon is they are identical in form and function. Hunting rifles are not comprable in stature to weapons used by the military but functionally they are almost identical.
The idea of banning something that was explicitly granted to the citizenry of the United States in the Bill of Rights is insanity and should not be allowed. Hell even the National Firearms Act of 1934 was unconstitutional, but congress and the judiciary system allowed themselves to be swayed emotionally by the tommy gun toting gangsters of the time and therefore a list was created (fully automatic, supressed, short barreled rifles) and those to this day are illegal to own unless approved by local and federal law enforcement and are even taxed.
This was the very first step in the process of unarming american but fortunately there are people around this country who still value their rights and will not stand by idly while they are stripped of thier freedoms.
The arguement should not even focus on those who use weapons against unarmed civilians (although if those civilians where armed there wouldnt be an issue in the first place). It is horrific and terrible that some people lack the moral and psychological constitution to understand that shooting up an elementary school is wrong, however there will always be people like that armed with whatever they can. Hell I can buy enought volitile chemicals off of ebay and my google machine works well enough to teach myself how to make fertilizer bombs.
Hurt people will always try to inflict their pain on others.
However we the people can and have the explicit right and responisbility to defend ourselves and others from threats such as an armed assailant, or a mugger, or bank robber, or murderer, or rapist. The list goes on and on. And I will tell you that I will never watch my little sister or mother or girlfriend being beaten or raped while I lay bloody in an alley.
I refuse to be a victim and so should others. Like the man said in the video, police officers have no duty to put their lives on the line to save a citizen. They choose to, but are not required to. Castle Rock v *****les, South v Maryland, Bowers v Devito. I will not bet my life and well being on someone elses training or balls. I have those for myself and if someone ever forces my hand I will be damned if I dont use them both.