The point of owning them varies from person to person. It can be for sport, recreation, hunting, personal defense, or collecting.
That's true again, and I don't agree with the sale of concealable weapons either but thats never going to change. I just don't see the point in owning assault weapons at this point. Maybe it is just political BS but something needs to be done and I don't see it as a negative.
True, and all those things would probably change to suit the laws affected.
In the UK we can own guns for all those reasons except for personal defence and collecting (though exceptions are made) and we manage just fine.The US would do fine today with the same restrictive laws. But, the reason that the 2nd Amendment exists is not to allow for hunting or sport in times of peace, it's to allow men a fighting chance to assure their freedom in times of tyranny.