It’s un-American to tell people which consumer goods — such as indeed guns — they do or do not “need.”
Why do I need a cake? A book? A car? Because I enjoy them, that’s why. Your job is to ask, “What’s your poison?” and when answered “An AR-15,” speedily provide one to me for money. Don’t question my consumer sovereignty.
Individual freedom means the right to make your own consumption choices, be they the brand and type of chocolate or the type of a gun.