Actually, we don’t need assault weapons because we have these:
And hundreds more like them. Once again gun lovers have completely failed to understand the point of the gun control debate, which is not to take away all guns, but to severely restrict access to the guns that can kill the most people in the shortest amount of time. Plus, the analogy stinks: the fire extinguishers should be replaced by firetrucks. You don’t need firetrucks because a fire extinguisher will be enough protection for the average citizen under ordinary circumstances. If you need more protection than a fire extinguisher can provide, then you need to call in the professionals.