The remark about "military" guns being solely for killing can be answered in the same over-simplified manner: there are some people who need killing. Let's debunk the ignorantly-held notion that the 2nd amendment is about the right to keep and bear sporting equipment. The founders fought a war of rebellion against a government that had become "abusive of those rights". And they warn us repeatedly that government is the most-to-be-feared enemy of freedom. "The right (AND DUTY!) of the people to keep and bear ARMS shall not be infringed." Your bird gun or deer rifle are ONLY protected because they may be used as weapons! No one is designated to protect your freedom FOR you!