The reason Colt made his first pistol, was because he was bullied. He wanted to allow the weaker smaller man, have a chance against the larger tougher one. When his first pistol was successfully made, he called it the Equalizer. So that no person, big or small, will be at an advantage. The gun gun was made not just for war, but for self defense. You can not tell me that an assault rifle is not a warranted weapon when you get attacked by gangs, I have been attacked on a few occasions for being in “their turf”. Had I had a way to defend against so many attackers, I would have taken the opportunity. The only reason I am still alive today, is because some passerbys called the cops and they actually got there in time. That is not always the case. What good are gangs, when everyone around them is armed? They lose all the power we give them by doing nothing.