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1) To me the type weapon doesn't matter, as long as it does not present a clear and present danger to innocent people when used as self defense

Partial disagreement: if my neighbor's megaton bomb inadvertently detonates, multitudes can be annihilated due to one individual's irresponsibility. Public trusts including the military however legally enact a higher civil standard when stewarding heavy armament

2) why would fully automatic weapons be reserved for military only?

If the function of government is to distill conscience, fully automatic weapons fire multiple rounds per singular trigger and therefore elude ethical examination for other singular persons when executing life or death

3) we are the military... per United States code, Title 10 § 311(a). "The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, [omitted], under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States."

Partial disagreement: private and public domains differ in functional prerogatives such as personal support and civil service. Subsequently I am not opposed to federal emergency assistance,
so long as individuals have a choice not to participate