This is not about "sporting purposes", I have AR15s and 30 round magazines because it's the closest I can get to "Government issued firepower". If the government needs them, then so do the people.
The idea that the people should only own firearms intended for "sporting purposes" is ridiculous, and goes against nearly every sentence written about the intent of the Second Amendment by it's authors, I have written numerous letters to government officials lately reminding them why the Second Amendment exists, using it's authors writings as a guide.
We are free to elect officials that will amend the Constitution and do away with the Second Amendment, or any amendment in the Bill of Rights for that matter.
NRA Lifetime Member Since 1999
"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few public officials." George Mason