Sen. Mike Lee testified before Congress that semi-automatic assault rifles and large magazines are necessary for self-defense against multiple intruders and should not be banned ("Sen. Mike Lee says gun bills would hamper self-defense," Tribune, Feb. 28).
Truth is, in order to properly defend our homes against the marauding Mexican gangs that the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre warned us about, we'll need automatic rifles to become effective at killing. The NRA needs to demand that Congress legalize automatic rifles, too.
Imagine looking outside your home and seeing a gang approaching. It would take only seconds to wipe out the entire gang with an automatic rifle. But using only a semi-automatic rifle gives them time to take cover.