Originally Posted by ybbiz34
I am confused by your question sir.
You do not need to be affiliated with the military/police to own any of the rifles pictured in this thread.
Any type of semi-automatic assault rifle (AR-15, AK47, etc.) is completely legal.
If the rifle is a SBR (short-barreled rifle, usually shorter than 16 inches), in my state, you must acquire a tax stamp (via the ATF) to legally own the SBR. The same goes for fully automatic weapons and for suppressors/silencers that will be used with the weapon.
As far as the "home security" part, I wouldn't probably use the AR-15 in a home defense situation unless the shit really hit the fan, because I probably wouldn't want to deal with the near-certain hearing loss (not total, by any means) that would result from firing that weapon indoors without hearing protection.
How do the swat/military guys protect their hearing then, I don't think they wear hearing protection?