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An AR15 is like a Chevrolet and Apple Pie; American as you can get. An AR should be in every Shooter's collection, just like every shooter should own at least one Colt SAA and at least one Winchester 94. Just my thoughts
Another, although rare scenario, is collapse of law enforcement in an urban environment (i.e. disaster like Katrina, riot) which will present CQB encounters with multiple looters. Good chance some will be armed and maybe even with stolen rifles/shotguns. The BAR (4rd mag) is great if you can keep the BGs 200 to 300yds away but if you live in a large city, that is probably an unlikely scenario. Also, kind of hard to legally justify shooting people at 200yds away in the city without an imminent threat. For ranges of 150yds and in, a lightweight AR15 with good optics fits that type of situation well. In regards to an M1A for CQB, I used to have HK91s in .308 and the rifle and ammo weigh a lot (.308 ammo weighs twice as much as .223). Great power/penetration but for CQB ranges a controllable fast firing AR with twice as many rounds is something to consider having to better your odds. In an SD scenario, I'd always switch from a handgun to an AR if given the opportunity so I kind of changed my guns so that it is not skewed too far towards handguns.
If anything, consider it an investment. Kind of like buying gold. I don't think there would be a law to ban hunting rifles like the BAR or Remington 7400.