There is no valid justification other than previous administrations, money and influential power to limit tax liability through legislation. Side-tracking the thought process to "defense of Israel" is indicative of TEA-type processes. Israel can take care of itself. They have proven it many times over. And comparisons to the "Jonestown massacres" is utterly preposterous since Jones developed and perfected mind control and undue influence. These are the side issues thrown in to incite those with gullible minds or followers of narrow-minded doctrines. There is no valid justification warranted for the common man on the street to possess a multi-clipped weapon capable to spit out hundreds of round in minutes, except in a war zone.