Court of Appeals Rules Semi-Autos Rifles & Many Magazines Illegal

Court of Appeals Rules Semi-Autos Rifles & Many Magazines Illegal

Semi-Autos Rifles Magazines
Court of Appeals Rules Semi-Autos and Many Magazines Illegal
Oregon Firearms Federation
Oregon Firearms Federation

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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  • 9 thoughts on “Court of Appeals Rules Semi-Autos Rifles & Many Magazines Illegal

    1. This recent decision by the D.C. Court of Appeals is in line with Sotomayor's and Kegan's (Kagan?) line of thinking. Semiautomatic copies of military firearms are not necessary for the maintenance of a well-regulated militia? What a laugh!. Fully-automatic versions should be issued to American citizens as they are issued to the American military. That's the purpose of the 2nd Amendment, not "self-defense" or "hunting".

      Paul Horne–See Article I, Section eight, last paragraph of the Constitution for the reason that D.C. is not a state. It is the seat of government of the U.S. and should not be subject to the laws of any state. Nor should it be a state. The congress has sole authority for governing D.C. not the D.C. "city council" or mayor, according to the Constitution. (But when has any democrat, or many Republicans paid attention to what the Constitution says?)

    2. Socialists love to have the dependent masses disarmed so they can continue their efforts to destroy the Consitution with out fear.

      They can not make all the changes all at once because they know that the we will notice their efforts. They work slowly, through the administrative government to try to ban lead bullets, large capacity mags, unsightly pistol grips, large caliber weapons etc.

    3. Gooch- unfortunately the DC Dems-in-Power actually do know what they are doing to US citizens. Often it is called the De-Construction of America among other things. Follow the money, follow the power… see where it leads…..

    4. Congress keeps making new laws and can't begin to ENFORCE the ones they have on the books. If they are banned then only criminals will have them and we as LAW ABIDING CITIZENS don't stand a chance against them. I have mine and will keep them as long as I am still able to load them and empty them. Obama doesn't have a clue to what he is doing to the American citizen, he just wants to make it easier for the Muslum Terrorist to take over and make him KING over all his subjects.

    5. Washington D.C. is like "No Mans Land", it is not a State of the Union, so WHY are they ruling over us? The REAL reason that D.C. is NOT a State is due to the statuary laws that the U.S. is now under. If D.C. were to become a State, they (congress) would not have the flexability to do all the really stupid things they do every day. The president and congress only refer back to the Constitution when it is beneficial to them.

      The American people should inpeach Mr. Obama and all the jerks that we elected to congress, and peacably take back OUR Country!

      I do not have any respect for anyone from the D.O.J. up to and including our so called president. Mr. Obama should be tried as an accessory to the cold blooded murder by his personal and secret "kill without due processs committee"! How do the American people allow this kind of Obama inquisition to continue?

    6. I firmly believe that if you are a law abiding citizen their should be no restrictions. It's just funny that one of the most dangerous places in America, DC, is where this ruling takes place.

    7. I tell you what, ban large magazines and semiauto rifles, then try and take them from me. I`ll be waiting in the front yard to give them to you, one round at a time.

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