These are military weapons for killing lots of people quickly. Why do the public need that ability?
I do believe in guns, but automatic is not for self-defense.
Weapons created for mass killings have no place in the hands of the general populace.
My opinion, and it makes the most sense. [of course, still in my opinion] I don't honestly care whether or not they're automatic, I just don't want firearms banned. My argument is simply this: if you have no guns, people will still smuggle in guns and people will be unable to defend themselves. Whether or not you're using an AR-15 or a Glock 18 to protect yourself, it shouldn't matter, because people still convert regular pistols to be automatic. [fairly easy as well]
Here's something the fully automatic gun control supporters don't want you to know: the higher the rate of fire of a gun is, the lower the percentage of bullets will hit the target. Example: If I have an AR-15 with 20 rounds and an M-60 with 100 rounds, I might be able to hit the bulls eye 12 times, but with the M-60, I doubt I'd hit any more times unless I release the trigger to correct my aim. I'm also against the restriction on magazine ammo capacity. I could probably empty 8 magazines accurately in 3 minutes, if that.