for the internal security provided by the military. It really bothers me that they would sell these guns to drug dealers. We do not need any military M-16's on the street in the hands of some punk ass 16 year old dealer. Any of these fools get caught with one they will be in jail forever. Personally I think the druggies resell the machine guns to keep the heat off of them, that's how these weapons get into Mexico, well that and the Justice department (sarcasm off/.