Why should any American need a bayonet they asked.
But, but think of all the people in the US who have been bayoneted to death since 1900!
QUICK! How many!
As the old drill Sgt once said..”If you are close enough to stick them, you are close enough to shoot them.”
Why should any American need a bayonet they asked.”
Because how else will a soldier show her daughter how to affix a bayonet when asked, “Mom, how did you attach the bayonet to your rifle when you fought in Iraq?”
The decision on whether to own a rifle with a bayonet lug is a decision between a woman and her gun shop. The government should keep their nose out of this very personal matter.