1.) Who needs 30 rounds (so-called High Capacity Magazines) for self-defense? 2.) A rifle is easier for an assailant to grab out of your hands than a pistol. 3.) The AR15 is an assault rifle and no one needs "spray-and-pray" for self-defense. 4.) No one under 25 years old should be able to buy or own a rifle until 25 years old because people aren't mature enough and the brain isn't fully developed yet. These are just a few of the reasons that people claim you don't need an AR15/Assault Rifle for self-defense. 17 year old Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha Wisconsin used a Smith & Wesson MP15 / AR15 on August 25th, 2020 to protect himself against 3 attempted murderers (4 if you account jump kick man / Maurice Freeland). Kyle used his AR15 against someone who attempted to kill him with their bare hands, a skateboard, and a pistol, all of which can be considered deadly weapons. Don't think that just because one person is 'unarmed' and another is armed that the armed person is the bad guy. This also brings note to the fact when a police officer shoots an 'unarmed' individual and isn't charged with murder, just because someone is 'unarmed, doesn't mean they cannot cause grave bodily injury or death. This is most likely the most famous use of an AR15 for self-defense that there will ever be. Whether you agree with Kyle going to Kenosha to help protect property and render aid is neither here nor there, this is about his use of the AR15 which he used it intelligently, competently, and with precision making sure that his controlled firing hit no innocent bystanders and almost all shots landed on target. 1.) Who needs 30 rounds (so-called High Capacity Magazines) for self-defense? No one knows how many rounds you'll need in a self-defense situation but no one wants to be limited in ammo capacity by an arbitrary number. Kyle used 7 rounds in this situation which is more than most revolvers carry. Also, reloading while being chased by numerous assailants would be hard for anyone to do. 2.) A rifle is easier for an assailant to grab out of your hands than a pistol. Joseph Rosenbaum attempted to grab Kyle's rifle and he was able to expertly keep Rosenbaum from grabbing it and was able to get precise rounds on target shortly afterwards. 3.) The AR15 is an assault rifle and no one needs "spray-and-pray" for self-defense. This is a perfect example of having an AR15 rifle and not using spray-and-pray as many suggest will happen. Kyle used short, controlled bursts and hit almost every target without hitting any innocent bystanders. 4.) No one under 25 years old should be able to buy or own a rifle until 25 years old because people aren't mature enough and the brain isn't fully developed yet. While some may say going to Kenosha (this thread isn't about that) may have been immature Kyle conducted himself in a very mature manner and protected himself and others without any damage to anyone else. Kyle was a minor at the time of this incident at 17 years old and was not an adult although he carried himself as one when the situation arose. Kyle used his AR15 and did it in a professional manner and he performed better under the highest stress situation you could be in and did a better job than many people in the same situation would do including many law enforcement and military personnel. If anyone says, "You don't need an AR15 for self-defense or home defense" you can point to this world famous case as proof that an AR15 can be the exact weapon you'd want for self-defense or home defense. Don't forget that AR15's/so-called Assault Weapons and High Capacity Magazines are still banned in many places. I don't want this thread to get political so please don't let that happen.