NO one IMO ever needs to own an assualt rifle unless you are in a combat zone and then only as long as you are deployed there.
What do I do with it?
I have gone Rabbit Hunting and also Target Shooting.
For shooting rabbits it is great at 150 yards, ever try to sneak up on a rabbit and get a shot at 20-30 yards with a regular rifle? ..lol...
Target shooting is great, I do not have to re-load it every 5 shots like most other guns (way to boring and a pain), our competition is at 100 yard, 300 yards and 500 yards.
What makes it an assault rifle per the media and the ill-informed? The fact that it has a pistol grip.. A pistol grip only makes the gun easier to hold and safer.... but the sheeple believes that a pistol grip turns it into some kind of green eyed monster with it's only purpose to cause mass terror.
We have tens of thousands of gun laws that are not enforced, will more laws do any good? Education, Training about guns and enforcement of existing laws needs to happen 1st, imo