"Assault weapons that can fire numerous times in seconds are designed for only one thing: killing large numbers of people. The military and law enforcement officers need that ability"
Sounds like this @sshole has wet dreams about poleeeces gunning down crowd of Tea Party types or other enemies of Obunga.
By the way, since when were semi-automatic rifles designed only to kill large numbers of people, any more than, for instance, handguns. They give you a wider range, is all, not that it matters when your quarry is penned, like in gun-free zones. Do they realize they’re no different than hunting rifles? If so they don’t care.
Anyway, weapons designed only for killing large numbers of people are called bombs. Mass murderers are actually being sporting by killing one at a time instead of all at once that way.
Alexander Hamilton's retort from Federalist #29:
...if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow-citizens.