Originally Posted by errand
The rate of fire of a AR15 is the same as the rate of fire for a Glock9....as fast as you can squeeze the trigger.
As far as being paranoid goes....citizens of the US have the most freedom to lose than anyone else. In North Korea they very little if any freedom to lose.
We also have the highest occurrence of progressively deviating from a standard. Some countries announce their intentions while Americans have a habit of tiptoeing further and further away.
Example: Once upon a time, things were outside the federal gov't's domain and was reserved for state discretion.