Court of Appeals Rules Semi-Autos Rifles & Many Magazines Illegal
Salem, Oregon –-(Ammoland.com)- The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has ruled that semi-automatic firearms and “large capacity” magazines may be banned.
In their ruling, the Court makes this bizarre assertion in reference to common semi-automatic rifles:
“Nevertheless, based upon the record as it stands, we cannot be certain whether these weapons are commonly used or are useful specifically for self-defense or hunting and therefore whether the prohibitions of certain semi-automatic rifles and magazines holding more than ten rounds meaningfully affect the right to keep and bear arms.”
The ruling is not a very big surprise in light what the Courts concluded in “Heller” but are a serious blow to gun rights non the less.
Given the clear language of the Second Amendment, and the finding in the Miller case, (US VS MILLER http://tinyurl.com/3cmsoa4 ) which concluded that only military weapons are protected, this is a strange and dangerous decision. But perhaps no stranger than others.
You can read the Court’s ruling here: http://tinyurl.com/18r
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