Chances are you’ve heard the argument from both complete anti-gun, as well as some pro-gun so long as it’s not their gun, individuals that nobody needs an AR style rifle. There are many sources which explain that the AR style modern sporting rifles are simply the same rifles we’ve had for years only instead of wood, they are made with plastic. There are also many sources which explain that they are the perfect firearm for the elderly and disabled due to the design features that make them lighter, easier to hold on target for accuracy, and easier to operate (for example, racking a handgun slide is nearly impossible for someone with arthritis or loss of grip strength).
While, yes, all of those things are accurate and worth mentioning, that is not really the point.
The point is, it’s not a need. Nobody needs an AR any more than we need anyone’s opinion on what we choose to own. Defense of one's life is a personal, unalienable, inherent right. Our founders understood that right predates government, all government. It predates our United States Constitution and all of the bills and articles therein. The Second Amendment was simply their way of ensuring that going forward the government recognized the individual's right to keep and bear whatever was going to be the most effective and efficient tool to protect and defend yourself from anyone or anything which would attempt to take your life from you.
Freedom can be a scary concept for people.. It gives you the right to live your life according to your personal will so long as your personal actions do not impede on your neighbor. It scares people who want to be in control. It leaves them trying desperately to impose their own will on their neighbor because they fear their neighbor’s will does not match their own. This is precisely how we get to the point where someone who has little to no knowledge of tools of self defense, and a soapbox, feel it is their place to stand up and demand that, “Nobody should be allowed own this gun because I think they are too scary.” Well, bravo, you just showed your hand. Now, everyone can see you for the freedom-hating, sniveling, coward that you are.
Quite frankly, it is nobody's business what firearms you own, or even if you own firearms at all. I hope that next time you see or hear some dictator wannabe spout off that nobody needs an AR you will join me in the reply, “Nobody needs your opinion either, yet here you are proving that you don’t understand the difference between rights and needs. Thankfully, inherent rights are not subject to fear or opinion, no matter how loud your tantrum is.”
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