What is the real purpose of semi-automatic rifles?

Other than the possible mass shootings, what can the civilians use the semi-automatic assault rifles and the high-capacity magazines for? For what purposes can we — the civilians — use those weapons in our daily life? There is no valid and reasonable legitimization for those specific weapons.

Common rifles (without the magazines) and common handguns are usually used for hunting animals and self-defense. Hopefully, that is supposed to be a practice gun owners with integrity and moral responsibility.

Again, what do the civilians need semi-automatic rifles for?? (The only reason we see is that the companies that manufacture those weapons want bigger money pockets.)

ALAN and DAISY CARTWRIGHT

Flagstaff

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