yo 123... Law abiding people should be able to own "automatic" weapons. Children ? Well I started mine out shooting at 7 years old ! as far as carrying, in our state it's 18. Your comment of the government "gives you the right" I might suggest you read the SCOTUS ruling on that ! SCOTUS ruled it's a God given right . Wouldn't want to go against God and country now would we ? Intelligent people don't necessarily know the answers, however intelligent people do know where to find the answers. I trust you will be digging a little more into this. Long Live the Republic !