So ask the Three Sonorans writing here.
“And if you think you need these guns to defend yourself from the government, you are delusional, as you will NEVER be able to compete with the US military and their tanks, fighter jets, missiles, and atomic weapons.”
Tell it to any number of guerrilla forces who fought successfully in lop-sided contests with heavily armed governments throughout history. The military utility of “tanks, fighter jets, missiles, and atomic weapons” when fighting a civil war in your own country across your own forces’ logistical tail and among its political support is limited at best. What was the word you used, “delusional”?
What you are really saying here is that YOU would never try to defend yourself against the government, even an oppressive one, because YOU perceive the odds of YOUR survival as minimal. You are extrapolating from your own cowardice.
There are certainly many, many people in this country who unlike you are indeed willing to die for their principles regardless of odds. The overwhelming majority of those are also willing to kill in righteous self defense of those principles as well.
But to posit that the federal government is too powerful to fight is not only evidence of either historical ignorance or amnesia, but also of Borg-like collectivist “resistance is futile” thinking.
Of course the people in the story above were illegals and thus prohibited persons under the law, but that is not the thrust of your argument. Your problem is summed up in your first sentence: “AK47s are not used for hunting.” By that I assume you mean that the Kalashnikov, using a relatively underpowered cartridge for game and possessing rudimentary sights is not the first choice of hunters.
Yes, well, perhaps, but your point is? The Second Amendment is not about shooting fuzzy animals or “sporting purposes” (a foreign concept imported by Senator Thomas Dodd, a former Nuremberg prosecutor, into the Gun Control Act of 1968 directly from the Nazi gun control laws).
The Second Amendment is about creating a credible deterrence of tyranny and placing it in the hands of the people to use as a counterbalance against the federal government, and if need be, its army. (Although, in practical terms, it is the sons and daughters of the “bitter clingers” who largely inhabit military ranks, and they all took an oath to the Constitution not “the government” so good luck enforcing unconstitutional orders on THEM.)
It was written by Founders who had just come out of a bloody war to do just that — fight a lop-sided war against the most powerful empire on the planet.
And if that is what you are about, the Kalashnikov works very nicely, thank you.
Don’t believe me? Ban them and watch what happens.
In any case, the answer to their question: "What the heck are you (two illegals) doing with over 200 AK47s?" probably was "smuggling them south with the full knowledge of the Phoenix ATF Project Gunwalker boys."