People talk about the practical uses of semi-automatic weapons like the AR15 for hunting, self-defense, competition, and recreational shooting however the 2nd Amendment protects the right of individuals to own firearms to protect against enemies of the country and in case our own government becomes tyrannical, not hunting, competition, or recreational shooting. And for this purpose a fully automatic weapon would be far better than a semi-automatic one. Obviously we've accepted the fact that fully automatic weapons are basically banned (National Firearms Act if I'm correct) and most likely will never come back to common ownership, but in reality, isn't this the exact weapon that the 2nd Amendment is supposed to protect us owning? The law just bans it and we've never really fought too hard in getting them back and now a days I don't think we could. Doesn't the 2nd Amendment protect the right to own weapons of war? Even if we were allowed fully automatic weapons up until this point in time I'm not sure how long it would be before they were banned.