Much of the resistance to banning assault weapons and extended ammunition clips comes from the Militia mentality. Militias are not big here in
Maine but next door in they exist, and of course throughout
the middle of the country they are as common as Vick's Cough Drops. New Hampshire
Most of these militia groups consist of people living in a fantasy world, and their attitudes and mental states should be questioned. They feel the need to arm to protect themselves from the government, from aliens, from the Russians, from the Arabs, from minorities and from the zombies apocalypse - and when they finally tip over the edge they are a danger to society. Unfortunately these nut cases can’t be identified as mentally ill (though they are operating on the fringe) and so would still pass a background check.
They obsess on Rambo movies and Mad Max - and in their fantasies see themselves as intrepid heroes that young women will flock to when 'the end' comes. I think most are sexually insecure and probably were picked on as children. Almost all have Concealed Carry License. Some are x-military but most are posers. They know they have never have the ability to become military Special Forces, so instead dress in camouflage and act out their fantasies - the weapon the equalizer for their otherwise pathetic manhood.
I get a Navy Special Ops hard-on when I think about confronting one of these posers without his weapon. But hell, I’m too old…and what would it prove…but then again