It's not about "need," it is my Second Amendment Right to own such a rifle.
But "assault weapons" aren't necessary for hunting.
First of all, it's not an "assault weapon." And secondly, the Second Amendment isn't about hunting; it is about defending liberty from tyranny.
So you're worried that a tyrant is going to take away your guns and your liberty?
No, actually I'm not...because we have the Second Amendment