2. Large magazines allow the usually-needed three rounds to "put down" some thug and for the (According to reports on home invasions) multiple such critters.
4. Possession of large numbers of such weapons by law-abiding and presumed sane citizens provides a safeguard against government tyranny as rightly feared by the Founders.
It appears that The Bill Of Rights also requires (Except in time-of-war?) “Due Process Of Law” to take away those rights as it provides. As to the Second Amendment, it appears that there must be no “infringement” except by a court-of-law (Where a jury trial may be demanded) finding that each challenged citizen is too criminal or too dangerously mentally ill to exercise the individual right to keep and bear arms.
- Armed targets of criminal attacks are less likely to be murdered/maimed than unarmed “sheep”;
- Many more persons are saved from death or injury by the use (Often “mere” display) of guns than are unlawfully killed or injured by firearms;
- The primary, world wide, “terrorism by gun” is inflicted by those orthodox Muslims obeying Islam's unalterable command to wage “perpetual war” (ie Jihad) against “unbelievers” (ie 99% of our fellow citizens); And,
- Most of the unlawful shootings in the USA are by Blacks---To the extent that removal of those acts-and-actors from “The Statistics” would yield a USA violence rate about average for other developed nations.