In the end, the only rounds that count are the rounds on target.
I have to say this is one fun rifle to shoot.
This is a complex issue with strong points and weaknesses to both carry methods.
Growing up, all of my heroes were gun people.
By thinking about these things, you may find you are actually lacking in defensive essential gear.
Your responsibility as a firearms owner/enthusiast/advocate is also to educate others in understanding the importance of this right.
Anyone who knows me , knows I am no fan of the M14/M1A rifle.