PAY ATTENTION TO THE EFFORT TO CHIP AWAY AT YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS:
Government is great at failing when it comes to a solution to a problem. This is yet another case…
Banning bump stocks and “assault weapons” won’t stop mass shootings! The politicians are forgetting the original reason for the Second Amendment:
Denver passed a law banning bump stocks….ZERO have been turned in so far. The willy nilly effort to ban different guns and bump stocks in cities across the nation is the attempt to slowly erode the Second Amendment:
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No bump stocks have been turned over to Denver authorities after the city banned the accessories used in last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured hundreds.
Denver Police police last month invited city residents to turn in any bump stocks in their possession but Denverite reports that none have been handed over.
GUN BANS ACROSS THE NATION HAVE PASSED AND HAVE BEEN UPHELD BY JUDGES WHO KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT GUNS:
On Thursday, federal district court judge William Young upheld Massachusetts’ “assault-weapon” ban against a Second Amendment challenge brought by several individual plaintiffs, two firearm dealers, and the Gun Owners’ Action League. Young’s decision in Worman v. Healey represents the first time a court has ruled on the constitutionality of the Massachusetts statute. The Ronald Reagan appointee’s analysis follows the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ approach in Kolbe v. Hogan, in upholding Maryland’s ban of semiautomatic rifles and large-capacity detachable magazines.
Young’s reasoning thus suffers from the same flaws found in Kolbe. As I explained at the time, the Fourth Circuit in Kolbe concluded “that the banned assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are not constitutionally protected arms” based on the majority’s misreading of the Supreme Court’s conclusion in Heller.
Heller said the Second Amendment guarantee “extends only to certain types of weapons” and that “weapons that are most useful in military service—M-16 rifles and the like—may be banned.” The Kolbe majority concluded, therefore, that the AR-15, AK-47, and other banned “assault” weapons are “like” M-16 rifles, so “they are among those arms that the Second Amendment does not shield.”
There’s a Difference Between Auto and Semi-Auto, Judge
Kolbe ignored the rather obvious difference between the AR-15 and AK-47 and the M-16 rifles: The M-16 is an automatic weapon, while the AR-15 and AK-47 are semi-automatic. In contrast, Young acknowledged the difference, but brushed it aside: “[t]he AR-15 design is almost identical to the M16, except for the mode of firing.” But the mode of firing is not some mere trifle. It distinguishes between automatic weapons, which are essentially illegal, and semi-automatic rifles, which are among the most popular weapons in the United States. READ MORE: THE FEDERALIST
PAY ATTENTION TO CHANGES IN LAWS CONCERNING GUN RIGHTS AND PUSH BACK ON THE EFFORT BY POLITICIANS TO TAKE THOSE RIGHTS AWAY!