It does not matter what color the weapon is, what coverings you put on the weapon, or the shape of the handle. Every firearm can be lethal to any type of animal (human or otherwise).
Therefore, any attempt or argument to take away “assault” rifles or militarystyle weapons is just a way to begin to take away all guns from law-abiding people. This assault-rifle argument is a bogus line, and an attempt to chisel away at your right to protect yourself. A gun is a gun, no matter how you dress it up.
Gun-control laws are wrong in every way imaginable. First, anyone who wants a gun can get one — law or not. Drugs such as marijuana and cocaine have been illegal my entire lifetime, but from what I see and hear about in the news, those things are still readily available.
Second, if we have the right to life, why would we not have the right to the tools to defend that life?
Third (but definitely not last), when all else fails, when all peaceful political processes have broken down, when a government turns on its own people, personal firearms are what keep a free people free. (Yes, the government has tanks and airplanes, but, at the end of the day, they are guarded by a person armed with a rifle.)
Gun control does not work. The examples are endless. The rhetoric and effort to enact these laws are smokeand-mirror actions to make people feel better and to make politicians look as if they care. Gun control laws and rhetoric are done out of emotion, not legitimate cognitive reasoning or rational thought.
It is crucial that we move past this moot point and address the real issue of the deranged individuals behind violent crimes.