I wish somebody - even Wayne would just simply say "because we can." Nobody wants to make you only buy 12 golf clubs a year (and yes people get killed with them) or 12 bowling ballk or 12 fishing poles etc. or ask why you would need a stronger line or graphite shaft. I shoot for self defense but also because it is my hobby and I enjoy doing it. I teach shooting, shoot usually at least once a week, compete in USPSA and read all I can find - not to kill someone but because I like the activity and the skill it takes to accurately hit something you aim at. I talked about this with a friend of mine who got criticized when he told someone he was going to the range - he said now he is just going to say he is going out to "shoot 18 holes" (and a whole lot more)
+10, BO. Once we get the FOPA repealed, we can work on repeal of the 1968 firearms act and then the 1934 act. They also violate our right. No sarcasm intended, and I'll accept every incremental step towards this while trying to educate our employees in both DC and our State offices.